Monday, August 20, 2018

More than just a character …

 Remembering the brilliant, troubled Oscar Levant. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

This month, Sony Classical is reissuing Levant’s recordings in a handsome, eight-disc box set. “Rhapsody in Blue: The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant” features a hardbound book with an illuminating essay by Michael Feinstein — the premier interpreter of the Great American Songbook and a friend of the Levant family — along with photos, handbills, newspaper clippings, studio notes and a discography.

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