Roger Kellaway

Plays the Bobby Darin Songbook

I Was There

IPO Records IPOC 1006

Beyond the Sea; Charade; My Buddy; Just in Time; When I Look in Your Eyes; The Shadow of Your Smile; I Was There; I'm Beginning to see the Light; A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square; When Your Lover has Gone; That's All; My Funny Valentine; All by Myself; Something in Your Smile (71.45)

Roger Kellaway (solo piano)


This CD ties in with a tour that Roger completed with Kevin Spacey (star of the film based upon Darin's life) during December 2004.

We have here not just a phenomenal Jazz pianist - Roger is well versed in all aspects of popular music, so it is not surprising that this is a fine album of stylish solo piano renditions of many songs associated with Bobby Darin's singing career.

Roger's imaginative interpretations are a total delight, never over-reaching the pianistic possibilities that are available within the wide scope of his technique.

Warmly recommended.

by Al Merritt