Cy Walter: Centennial Tribute



“These two discs contain a treasure trove of music from a time when popular songs were at their peak of sophistication. His remarkable technique and imagination are evident throughout the 26 musical tracks. Cy Walter was known as ‘The Dean of Cocktail Piano Players.’” 
– Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

“Cy Walter was one of the finest popular pianists of the 20th century, a very great one, among the finest popular pianists of the 20th century. It’s music, and it’s gorgeous.” 
– Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

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Cy Walter is remembered with two historic CDs and two 24-page booklets celebrating his remarkable career and even more remarkable talents. Cy Walter was one of the preeminent jazz and pop interpreters of the Great American Songbook, and here are two generous CDs brimming with music that hasn’t been heard in over half-a-century. It’s music that is still considered to be the top in piano jazz. The booklets include essays by fellow pianists and music historians Mark Walter, Michael Feinstein, Peter Mintun, Chilton Ryan, Maggie Perrin, Alex Hassan, Richard Behrens, and Stanley Turkel.

ARTISTS: Cy Walter, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, Mabel Mercer, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Liberace, Eileen Farrell, Stan Freeman, Buddy Barnes, Steve Ross, Alex Hassan, Doug Bowles, Margaret and Forrest Perrin, Walter Gross, Earl Wild, Audrey Christie, Wynn Murray, Gil Bowers, June Valli, Bob Haymes, Helen Carroll, and Inez Carrillo

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