Episode 6: Laughing at Life, track by track! "Laughing at Life"
IN THIS EPISODE:
We continue our song-by-song exploration of our newly released album, Laughing at Life, with a chat about the title track, made famous by Ruth Etting in 1930. Our producer/arranger, Oded Lev-Ari, talks about his concept for the arrangement and some of the tricks he used, including getting inspiration from a thesaurus, Count Basie, and Duchess' own phrasing.
AN EARLY REHEARSAL OF "LAUGHING AT LIFE"...
We were on tour in Montana, hanging out in our hotel while rain fell outside. We rehearsed by the fireside, not yet knowing that this tune would become the title track of our upcoming CD.