Sunday, October 2, 2011


JAMIE ELLIN FORBES/ © Fine ArtMagazine Fall 2011... Danny Aiello, one of the greatest and most recognized actors of our era, a movie star in anybody’s book, has a love of singing which he has been able to share with the world over the past few years via the release of a series of compact discs, featuring impeccable musicianship and production to showcase his thoroughly entertaining voice. As you can imagine, Aiello’s tastes are old school and his renditions of such chestnuts as “Beyond the Sea” and “All of Me” among many others, wowed the crowd at the Patchogue Theater Saturday night, October 1. He delivered fresh, energetic performances of standards from his recordings but the show stopper was a duet of “Besame Mucho” with producer/rapper Hasan from Danny’s most recent release, “Bridges”, a collaboration of standards with hip hop, which could easily be a fit for a Grammy performance. Why not for this Academy Award winning actor? It was a great pleasure to watch Danny deliver and his love of the music is ineffable. All of Aiello’s considerable drive, charisma, and power was enjoyed by the audience, in the terrifically well orchestrated and staged concert. For a real treat, check for future shows, watch the “Besame Mucho” video and buy his CDs — you will be transported to a very cool place.

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