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Cocktail Piano II   Sound Samples:
Moonlight In Vermont (MP3)
That's All (MP3)
Here's That Rainy Day (MP3)

Gershwin Medley: Fascinating Rhythm / Someone To Watch Over Me / How Long Has Thing Been Going On? / Do It Again / Embraceable You / But Not For Me / The Man I Love / Oh Lady Be Good / Love Walked In / Our Love Is Here To Stay Geo. & Ira Gershwin
Geo. & B.G. De Sylva
I'm In The Mood For Love J. McHugh & D. Fields
It Could Happen To You James Van Heusen & Johnny Burke
Moonlight In Vermont: Sound Sample J. Blackburn & K. Suessdorf
April In Paris V. Duke & E. Y. Harburg
I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good D. Ellington & P. Webster
Don't Get Around Much Anymore D. Ellington & Bob Russell
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square Eric Maschowitz
More Than You Know V. Youmans/Rose/ Eliscu
Everything Happens To Me M. Dennis & T. Adair
That's All: Sound Sample A. Brandt & B. Haymes
Over The Rainbow H. Arlen & E. Y. Harburg
Stardust H. Ccarmichael & M. Parrish
Here's That Rainy Day: Sound Sample J. Van Heusen & J. Burke
What Is There To Say? Vernon Duke/ E. Y. Harburg

COCKTAIL PIANO II came out in July of 1993 following the success of two earlier albums, COCKTAIL PIANO I and CHRISTMAS PIANO. The idea for the entire Cocktail Piano series is solo piano music which recreates the kind of sound you would hear in gathering places where people get together to visit with their friends. Conversation, not entertainment, is the rule and the music must never compete with the social occasion for attention. This is a rule Jim Haskins always adheres to when making these albums.

COCKTAIL PIANO II opens with a Gershwin medley of ten of his best loved tunes. It moves on to the very romantic It Could Happen To You by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, one of the best of their collaborations.

Moonlight In Vermont is done in the style of Claude Thornhill's tone poem theme song "Snowfall". You'll see moonlight on the snow in this poetic rendition. Duke Ellington gets his first tribute with a medley of two of his great hits, I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good segueing into Don't Get Around Much Anymore. Vernon Duke and E.Y. Harburg are prominent in this album by the inclusion of two of their best loved songs, the evocative April In Paris and What Is There To Say?

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