Cry Me a River

A love song. Is there anything that can touch the heart in the way a piece of music about love found or lost is able to? And when you take a wildly diversified assortment of those creations and then experience them as interpreted by a gorgeous voice, well, it doesn't get much better than that, and Mark Kershner's Cry Me a River is a musical experience that touches the heart over and over and over.

Using his intensely inviting baritone-tenor to survey a collection that moves effortlessly from classic standard to pop hit to the silver screen and Broadway, Kershner creates an album of delights that range from a passionate How Deep Is the Ocean? and romantic The Look of Love to joyfully playful When You're in Love and charming music hall-ish You're the Cream In My Coffee to a three-beat resetting of Here, There and Everywhere and clarion take on Sting's Fields of Gold. His self-penned (with Peggy Lee) Maybe I'm In Love Again is a heartwarming stunner, and he brings a bruised honesty to the title track.

Jeff Rossen
Cabaret Scenes
March 2006

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