Pin It
Favorite

"Splendor in the Grass," Pink Martini 

Lose yourself in Pink Martini's big, bold, timeless sounds

click to enlarge art14335.jpg

Pink Martini’s music has always had a depth you can’t quite put your finger on. It’s evocative of a simpler time, when Sinatra still ruled and things hadn’t quite gone off the rails yet. Even though this music has that vintage sound, it’s actually better (mostly — they do go over the top in places) than what it evokes.

In this era of Mad Men, when we apparently long for the comfort of times that never really existed, you can lose yourself in Pink Martini’s big, bold sounds (“Ohayoo Ohio”) and in the smoothness of China Forbes’ voice (“Over the Valley”).



SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
Pink Martini
Heinz Records

They are refreshingly silly, too — their back-to-back, he sang/she sang lovers’ spat in “And Then You’re Gone”/“But Now I’m Back” is goofy in a good way, and their cover of the Sesame Street mainstay “Sing” is priceless — and timeless.

DOWNLOAD: “Ohayoo Ohio”

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Fresh Spin
  • Fresh Spin

    A local record shop is reincarnated under a new owner, giving this generation a taste of vinyl
    • Nov 25, 2014
  • Untamed Pop
  • Untamed Pop

    On the road for most of the year, Portland's Wild Ones keep evolving
    • Nov 25, 2014
  • Hairy Matters
  • Hairy Matters

    L.A. glam-metal pioneers Mötley Crüe are calling it quits, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
    • Nov 19, 2014
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
The Cab Calloway Orchestra

The Cab Calloway Orchestra @ Northern Quest Casino

Sat., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Ted S. McGregor Jr.

Most Commented On

  • Fresh Spin

    A local record shop is reincarnated under a new owner, giving this generation a taste of vinyl
    • Nov 25, 2014
  • Hairy Matters

    L.A. glam-metal pioneers Mötley Crüe are calling it quits, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
    • Nov 19, 2014
  • More »

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Film


Music


Review


Cover Act


Jazz


© 2014 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation