From the opening left-hand rumble and staccato chords of ”What a Waste,” this star of nightclubs, screen, and TV lets you know he’s playing jazzman – through long, lightly swinging instrumental takes on songs he composed for Broadway’s Thou Shalt Not. But it comes off as an awkward period piece, with pianist Connick as a Tin Pan Alley-era hack leading a quartet of character actors. His competence and surprising restraint can’t rescue a mostly by-the-numbers performance.
Other Hours From the opening left-hand rumble and staccato chords of ''What a Waste,'' this star of nightclubs, screen, and TV lets you know he's playing jazzman -...Other Hours From the opening left-hand rumble and staccato chords of ''What a Waste,'' this star of nightclubs, screen, and TV lets you know he's playing jazzman -...2003-07-18
Lead Performer: Harry Connick Jr.; Producer (group): Rounder
Posted July 18 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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