Tony Bennett Swings, Tim Benton Sings

Tony Bennett Swings, Tim Benton Sings

A blast from my past

TonyBennettSwingsold copyThis is a show I put together a few years ago now, when Tony had just turned a youthful 80. He’s still going strong!

I don’t look like Tony, I don’t sound like Tony, but we had fun trying to recapture the vitality and optimism that he bought to so many great songs.

It’s not really in my repertoire any more – but it was great fun at the time. Thanks to the guys who helped me put it together, especially Leigh Jackson on guitar and Terry Crayford, bass – two of New Zealand’s most respected jazz musicians.

Here’s a clip recorded for New Zealand’s ‘Good Morning’ show back in 2007: It had to be you