The husband-and-wife team of pianist and composer William Bolcom and Joan Morris, mezzo soprano and expressive chanteuse, present a program of popular songs from the 1920s and '30's, the American Songbook and Broadway, cabaret, vaudeville and music hall, from jazz and ragtime to mid-century, as part of the Enduring Masters Series, at Ithaca College.
"Bolcom and Morris may be the best thing to happen to American popular song since the invention of sheet music." — The Chicago Sun-Times
" It is not possible to believe that anyone could do them better. Her voice is notable for ease, flexibility, expressiveness; you understand every word she sings, and in these songs the words deserve to be heard. She projects not just a song, but the character singing it, and gives that character her own irresistibly funny and winning personality. As a jazz pianist, Bolcom can do anything he likes at the keyboard and make it sound inevitable. His accompaniments are so geared to Morris' every inflection that you forget they're there." — The Chicago Tribune