True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter — Harry Connick Jr.

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During this season of love, there is no better garnish to the vibe than a great soundtrack to set the mood.

The Cinderella effect of sultry big band jazz and buttery pipes can turn a card-table-paper-plate dinner for two into a romantic five-star-seven-course experience — just remember to light the candles.

The crooners of yesteryear are always the perfect go-to in painting the Valentine’s Day landscape, but thanks to Harry Connick Jr., a modern day, perfectly aged love-trap is right here, right now.

His latest release, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, is a baker’s dozen bouquet of pure sonic chocolate. Connick draws inspiration and showcases his wide and ever-evolving range from the late Porter’s big Hollywood and Broadway fare by writing and orchestrating all of the arrangements.

His knack for theatrical complexity and sophisticated wit create intimacy with elegance and class, and his craftsmanship, though often underrated, is more apparent on this release than any other.

As you prep for this special season, make sure you are equipped with the finest essentials. True Love is a must-have in your arsenal.

To keep the mood going, be sure to secure your seats as Harry Connick Jr. is bringing his True Love: An Intimate Performance to our very own Bell Auditorium on March 14. Your valentine will thank you.

 

– Chris Rucker