“The Cole Porter Songbook” – Saturday, 30th of September 2023:
Cole Porter is recognized as one of America’s foremost songwriters and is synonymous with The Great American Songbook.
He broke through in 1919 with the Broadway revue “Hitchy-Koo” and throughout his life he authored such classics as “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Let’s Do It,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Love for Sale,” “Night and Day,” and dozens of other popular tunes.
Though Porter’s melodies were insanely hum-able, it was his lyrics, often tricky and playful, that made him a singer’s delight. In retrospect, it is not surprising that Gregg Arthur would choose him as the subject of his new show for Foundry 616. Featuring Hugh Barrett on piano, Craig Scott on double bass, Andrew Dickeson on drums and special guest artist Craig Walters on tenor saxophone.