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Mon, 23 Jul 2007

String Theory / The Catrin Finch Band
I make it a rule not to review the same artist twice on this here blog, but if I can't violate my own rules, what's the point of having them? Besides, I last mentioned Catrin Finch two and a half years ago; surely there's a statute of limitations at work here. And as my final defense, that was Catrin as solo artist. Here she's part of a fourteen piece band. That should let me off the hook.

So much for the defense. (Defensive, am I?) Now to the album at hand. String Theory is jazz, which usually doesn't involve any harps. It's a dancing bear kind of album, the impressive thing about a dancing bear not being that it dances well, but that it dances at all. Adding a harp, even one as good as hers, to Puttin' On The Ritz can't make me forget what Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle did to it. Fly Me (AKA Come Fly With Me) isn't really any different with a few more strings, although I grant that Misty isn't half bad. (Clearly, Jessica Walter terrorizing Clint Eastwood didn't scar me the way Mel Brooks did.) But Hang 'Em High? That's just creepy, with or without the harp. Then again, that was the point.

String Theory
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