“Stardust”: Louise Howlett (vocals) & Albert Combrink (Piano) from the CD “Night Sessions”
Buy MP3 track of Studio version at https://www.albertcombrink.com/topics/cdbaby-or-direct-purhase/
Music: Hoagy Carmichael & Lyrics: Mitchell Parish
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Louise studied opera at the Royal College of Music in London and made her Cape Town debut with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at its millennium concert at Kirstenbosch. Albert finished his classical piano studies at Natal University and has since become one of the most widely used vocal accompanists and coaches in Cape Town. Alongside this he is a founder member of the CT Tango Ensemble and in 2006 joined forces with Louise to explore their passion for Jazz, Broadway and more, creating their own unique brand of Across the styles productions. This has taken them throughout the country from Concert Halls to Blues Festivals, culminating in their 2010 CD “Night Sessions”
Biz Lounge News Review in Bizcommunity: “Louise Howlett (the lady with a voice like an angel) and Albert Combrink (the pianist with magic fingers) make the perfect duo.”
Albert Combrink is pianist for the CT Tango Ensemble which was nominated for Best Instrumental Album in the 17th SAMA AWARDS for the album “Tango Club”, also on sale at CD Baby.
It’s still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
Herman Hupfield (1894-1951) started violin lessons in Germany at the age of 9, fought in World War I and — while more recognised as a composer than a performer — entertained in military camps and hospitals in World War II. He wrote both words and music for As Time Goes By for the 1931 Broadway musical Everybody’s Welcome. The director of Casablanca Max Steiner tried to cut the song from the movie. Firstly, because of a musician’s strike, they were unable to record a new version of it and had to use the original 1931 single, which would have an effect on merchandising. In addition, Steiner wanted to write his own song, which would also give him earnings from royalties. In the end, the song had to stay in, as it was impossible to re-shoot the already-completed crucial scenes with Ingrid Bergman, who had by then cut her hair for another movie! After the film’s release, “As Time Goes By” — already recorded 11 years ealier — stayed on radio’s “Hit Parade” for 21 weeks. Max Steiner, in a 1943 interview, admitted that the song “must have had something to attract so much attention”.
Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by