Über Pink Martini
This fine group of musicians (from the classically trained to jazz to Latin specialists) put their unique spin on a melange of styles. The world they create is a cinematic, refreshing mix of light and dark. It's as if Henry Mancini's Experiment in Terror were playing behind Doris Day in Pillow Talk. The swank, lush beauty is there but sorrowful strains come through, showing the cracks and fissures in the polyester smiles.