Cole Porter, one of America’s most reputable composers, was know for his urbane and witty lyrics along with a sinuous melody that verged upon a brooding quality. However, an equally typical and equally recognizable Porter song would have a simple, bouncy melody and a lyric based on a long and entertaining list of similarities, opposite or contrasts.
He brought such an individuality of style, a genre known as “the Cole Porter song” became acknowledged.
Joyce Elaine Yuille teams up with her dedicated band Jazz Inc. with whom she has collaborated with since 2014, to present her new album, “The Soul of Porter”. A fully revamped tribute with a twist consisting of a selection of Porter’s classic standards, re-arranged into personal jazz versions with a tint of soul and blues, but still respecting the quality and genius of Cole Porter.