Stephen Holden on Bill Charlap & Friends

The NYTimes on Charlap & Co’s Sondheim & Styne concert at the 92nd Street Y: ”

Mr. Charlap, a keyboard wizard who continually surprises, went on to inflect the song’s Broadway chords with his own jazz modulations and deliver an exquisite piano solo free of clichés.  This demonstration was one of several pertinent music lessons inserted into “Sondheim & Styne” on the second night of the Y’s Jazz in July Summer Festival, which runs through next Thursday. The concert put the show tunes of Mr. Styne and Stephen Sondheim through the jazz wringer and found a natural compatibility between the genres.”

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