Al Jarreau and The Metropole Orkest Live

July 13, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: al jarreau, concord records, metropole orchestra, metropole orkest,, vince mendoza


Al Jarreau and The Metropole Orkestra Live makes clear that the veteran singer/vocalist can still hold an audience in his hand, whether they’re in an auditorium or cruising along the highway listening on a car stereo. On Jarreau’s first project for Concord Records, his magic is perfectly paired with the top shelf accompaniment of the Netherland’s based, 53-piece Metropole Orkest (or Orchestra). Added to this pairing is the arranging and conducting of the great Vince Mendoza, to make this quite a special production. The recording highlights a two-night engagement at the Theater aan de Parade, located in Den Bosch, Netherlands. Jarreau and company cover a broad swath of his vast signature songbook on this effort, and in a way that is as beautiful and spellbinding as ever.

Click here to listen to a clip of “We’re In This Love Together”.

Tracks: Cold Duck, Jacaranda Bougainvillea, Fame, Agua De Beber, Something That You Said (A Remark You Made), We’re In This Love Together, I’m Beginning To See The Light, Midnight Sun, Scootcha-Booty, After All, Spain (I Can Recall) .