"Soundstage" Showcases Groban at His Best
July 30, 2009
By Mike Hughes
Tonight's Must-See: "Soundstage," 1 a.m., PBS
At 28, Josh Groban has become a complete performer. His rich, baritone voice is an amazing instrument; he uses it perfectly, catching each nuance and emotion.
And here's the perfect way to catch him. It's beautifully shot, in the intimacy of a jazz hall of the Lincoln Center in New York.
Groban sings in English -- "February Song," "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" -- and other languages. He has an interesting duet ("Machine") with keyboardist Herbie Hancock and a superb one ("Broken Vow") with trumpeter Chris Botti.