- 1. “Gershwin”
Wynton Marsalis’s jazz orchestra (along with guest collaborators) salutes George Gershwin with a performance of Rhapsody in Blue, along with Nelson Riddle’s big-band reimaginings of standards by George and Ira.
- 2. Andrea Marcovicci
Marcovicci, who’s turned her beautifully swoopy soprano to good use on albums of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter tunes, digs deeper with a tribute to the eccentric cabaret singer Hildegarde.
- 3. Jeff Harnar
The Broadway-loving baritone has toured all over the country but only rarely in New York; here, he gives the cabaret treatment to the master songwriter and piano player Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity).