Grace Haggerty : What A Wonderful World Review
Vocalist Grace Haggerty is a newcomer to the jazz scene, but one that will undoubtedly turn heads. In early 2021 Haggerty released an LP, My Funny Valentine. The album featured some of the most enduring standards of our era; as the writing is so timeless, the songs continue to have relevance in this modern era. The album features arrangements by Angelo DiPippo and an all-star cast including John Fedchock, Jennifer Warton, David Finck, Tony Tedesco, and more.
In time for the holiday season, Haggerty is releasing a single “What A Wonderful World,” once again teaming up with renowned conductor/arranger Angelo DiPippo and producer/engineer Fred Guarino. Featuring an orchestra anchored by a trio featuring Tedd Firth on piano, David Finck on bass, and Tony Tedesco on drums.
“What A Wonderful World” has quickly become a new holiday go-to. The positive lyric of hope fits nicely among the classic chestnuts. Haggerty has an unadorned vocal style. Her classic style is in service to the honest and heartfelt lyric it represents, not trying to reinvent the wheel. Haggerty instead focuses on the beauty of the timeless song and its meaningful message by honoring its intended style. Each musician in the ensemble and orchestra is a sincere additive to the overall enjoyment of the track, not to mention the superb sound that fills each crevice of the sonic palette, a must-add to your holiday playlist. “What A Wonderful World” is as sweet as its title, and it’s meant to be savored.
What a Wonderful World
October 12, 2021