“CHERYL BENTYNE/Let’s Misbehave-The Cole Porter Songbook: This is a no brainer. Bentyne brings her well seasoned jazz vocal chops, the jazzbos show up to play and Porter wrote all the songs. With the special sauce that separates this from all the well meaning thrushes that try to till this well trod ground, Bentyne knows how to bring it for something that might not be essential but certainly is required. A well staged, well mounted set of entertainment, jaded adult ears will welcome one more dip in the Porter well when it comes out sounding like this. Well done throughout. On top of all that, this set is Bentyne’s gift to herself for kicking the crap out of cancer last year. Talk about having what it takes!” – MIDWEST RECORD
…30 years – the reigning soprano with 10-time Grammy winning vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer – Cheryl Bentyne’s Let’s Misbehave offers 14 of Cole Porter’s most memorable tunes including two with the late saxophonist James Moody!
With a stylistic breadth covering nearly 30 years of Cole Porter’s prolific output, the songs range from the 1927 title track Let’s Misbehave, to All of You, written for the 1955 Broadway musical Silk Stockings. Inspired by the 1960’s Swingle Singers, Cheryl incorporates “a little bit of Bach” into the intro of You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, noting that she’d always wanted to do a little bit of Classical [music]. Begin the Beguine is her spin on a Sammy Davis Jr. a cappella version of the song. “I did it in one take,” she says. “When you really listen closely with just the voice and the melody, it is such a sophisticated song; the changes are so intense.”
Cheryl sounds incredible!!!