Groban, Josh

Reprise, 2009DVD
Instrument: Male Vocals

Issue: 15.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Josh has a huge voice and he never misses a beat in this live performance at Lincoln Center’s intimate Rose Hall. A full orchestra and a gospel choir provide warm, rich harmonic support for Groban’s strong vocals. Lead violinist Lucia Micarelli shadowed Josh on stage. He sang “Alla Luce Del Sole” in Italian then “Un Dia Llegara” in Spanish accompanied by guitarist and music director Tariqh Akoni. The foreign languages amplified the mystery and romance of the tunes. Highlights are “Broken Vow” with Chris Botti and “Smile” a rich duet with pianist Mark Stephens. Herbie Hancock took the piano for “Machine” the final song and the best of the set. The A/V is very good with close-ups of all of the key performers and some good, though abbreviated dialog from Josh between songs.


Publicist: CineMedia Promotions