Hilary Gardner - The Great City (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:49 minutes | 856 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Acclaimed singer Hilary Gardner grew up in Wasilla, Alaska infatuated with New York City. In 2010, Hilary was chosen by the Frank Sinatra estate to appear as the live, onstage singer in Tony-award winner Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away. Backed by a 19-piece big band, Hilary sang solos and duets with Frank Sinatra in a performance hailed by critics as “wonderful” (Huffington Post), “elegant” (USA Today), and “terrific” (New York Observer). Her solo recording debut The Great City is part love letter, part lament to New York and the big dreams it represents. The album has garnered effusive praise from New York’s jazz community, including Will Friedwald (Wall St. Journal) and Terry Teachout (Arts Journal, Wall St. Journal).