Wed, 15 Feb 2012

Kurt Elling, Regina Carter and Anat Cohen at the CSO

Yesterday was Valentine's Day, and Kurt Elling came back to Chicago for a show at Symphony Center. He brought along guest stars Regina Carter (violin) and Anat Cohen (clarinet), as well as a small band led by Elling's long-time collaborator Laurence Hobgood on piano.

The program was titled Passion World and featured songs from around the world. Quite impressively, Elling actually sang in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and of cause English. The program lacked a little bit of cohesion at times, but it was still a most enjoyable and solid two-hour set. A similar concert will take place in Minneapolis on Saturday, so for those near the Twin Cities I would recommended looking for tickets.

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