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Seth MacFarlane - In Full Swing, making lovers of the great american songbook very happy / Stage & Cinema

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I got a chance to catch Seth MacFarlane with orchestra at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa last night, and it's clear that this handsome, dapper, multi-talented artist isn't just making his fan base happy, he's making both the lovers of the Great American Songbook and the musicians in the band very very happy. I can't think of anyone in the recording industry with MacFarlane's resources who is devoting so much money to producing, preserving and promoting these timeless tunes, which always threaten to be on the verge of extinction.

Both live and on his latest CD, In Full Swing, MacFarlane is moving farther away from his usual Broadway baritone sound (think Brian the Dog on Family Guy) and hewing more closely to Sinatra in the Capitol years (1953-1961), giving us a lighthearted swing that cannily evokes that era with gorgeously produced accuracy. 

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