NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT...
MUSIC: Close Enough for Love (Tony Bennett)
Todd Barkan: As a jazz producer, I'm continually reaching into the Johnny Mandel song book. You know, Close Enough for Love and Emily are part of the songs that we record in the jazz culture.
JAZZ PRODUCER AND PRESENTER TODD BARKAN ON NEA JAZZ MASTER JOHNNY MANDEL, ONE OF AMERICA'S GREAT ARRANGERS AND COMPOSERS...
Todd Barkan: Johnny Mandel is, in his heart and soul a jazz man. Started out playing with big bands and he's been a part of the jazz world ever since.
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He's really a painter with his arranging. He's able to create colors and textures and great melodic statements.
... HERE'S TONY BENNET SINGING JOHNNY MANDEL'S CLOSE ENOUGH FOR LOVE.
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THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH PRODUCER AND PRESENTER TODD BARKAN ON JOHNNY MANDEL WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Todd Barkan calls Mandel a tonal painter