Al Jarreau has nearly five decades of recording and performing to his credit. This seven time Grammy Award winner is the only vocalist in history to claim Grammys in three distinct genres of jazz, pop and R&B. The most recent recording is “Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest Live”, a collection of the best performances from a two-night engagement at the Theater aan de Parade, in Den Bosch, Netherlands. He is joined onstage by a 53-piece orchestra from northern Europe. The CD features 11 songs from Jarreau’s vast body of work, this time with full orchestral arrangements. The highlights are the Jobim composition Agua De Beber, the Ellington classic I’m Beginning to See the Light and the beautiful Corea/ Jarreau composition Spain (I Can Recall). Al said “A lot of people will have heard these songs before, but never in quite this way, this orchestra places them in an entirely new setting.” Listen and decide for yourself to this most enjoyable live recording.