||West Side Story CD (2009)
Gilbert Dejean CD discography In 2009, the Broadway classic WEST SIDE STORY got a major facelift, courtesy of director (and librettist) Arthur Laurents. He added Spanish to both the dialogue and the lyrics, fitting for a musical about inter-cultural tensions, and toughened up the characters to reflect the contemporary state of the inner city. The reinvigorated work is a revelation that will have listeners paying fresh attention to songs that long ago entered the pop canon. Argentinian actress/singer Josefina Scaglione shines especially bright as the voice of Maria.
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim.
Personnel: Manuel Herrara, Lindsay Dennis, Karen Olivo, Matt Cavenaugh, Pamela Otterson, Joshua Buscher, Marina Lazzaretto, Yanira Marin, Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Jennifer Sanchez, Eric Hatch, Kyle Coffman, Nicholas Barasch, Mileyka Mateo, Yurel Echezarreta, Isaac Calpito, Ryan Steele, Joey Haro, Josefina Scaglione, Troy Shaw, Manuel Santos, Cody Green, Danielle Polanco, Peter Chursin, Curtis Holbrook, Sam Rogers, Kaitlin Mesh, George Akram, Michael Rosen, Mike Cannon (vocals); J.J. McGeehan (guitar); Rob Shaw, Victoria Patterson, Dana Ianculovici, Victoria Paterson, Philip Payton, Fritz Krakowski, Fritz Krakowski, Paul Woodiel (violin); Diane Barere, Vivian Israel, Peter Prosser, Jennifer Lang, Vivian Israel (cello); Dan Willis , Gilbert Dejean, Lino Gomez, Adam Kolker, Lawrence Feldman (reeds); Matt Peterson , John Chudoba, Trevor Neumann (trumpet); Theresa MacDonnell, Chris Komer (French horn); Tim Albright (trombone); Jeff Nelson (bass trombone); Maggie Torre (piano); Jim Laev (celesta); Bill Sloat (double bass); Eric Poland (drums); Dan McMillan , Pablo Rieppi (percussion).
Programmers: Missy Webb; Isaiah Abolin.
Audio Mixer: Todd Whitelock.
Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY.
Editors: Isaiah Abolin; David Lai.
Photographer: Joan Marcus.
Arrangers: Garth Edwin Sunderland; Patrick ...