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The brand-new recording, according to the official DRG website, features Cook's jazz-style renditions of "I Hadn’t Anyone But You," "Loverman," "The Nearness of You," "When Sunny Gets Blue," "More Than You Know," "House of the Rising Sun," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "I Don’t Want Love," "If I Love Again," "Let’s Fall in Love," "What a Wonderful World," "New York State of Mind," "Georgia on My Mind" and "Makin' Whoopee."
Recent Kennedy Center Honoree Cook is accompanied on the new disc by music director Ted Rosenthal on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, Warren Odze on percussion and Lawrence Feldman on woodwinds.
Barbara Cook, a 2010 Tony nominee for her performance in Sondheim on Sondheim, has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was also seen on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which was also released on DRG Records.