Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

rhythm you dig; tra­di­tional, soul, fla­menco, bossa nova, and, of course, a nice sam­ple of this re­viewer’s pas­sion – be­bop.

And there was ‘‘the stuff’’, a de­light­ful cache of mu­si­cal nut­ti­ness which fits right into the puck­ish per­son­al­i­ties of Clark and Bar­ton.

To wit, a tune from their lat­est CD, The Gen­tle­man Is A Dope, ti­tled My Ca­nary Has Cir­cles Un­der His Eyes – the woe­ful tale of a whacked out bird on booze in the Roar­ing Twen­ties.

Then a ver­sion of Side By Side, when the hon­ey­moon falls apart be­cause the groom starts fall­ing apart: there goes his wig, there goes his leg, and there goes God only knows what else.

Then Clark com­bines two odd com­po­nents, com­poser Borodin’s Po­livet­sian Dances from which Tin Pan Al­ley turned a fa­mil­iar strain into A Stranger In Par­adise (a hit for Tony Ben­nett) and

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