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Sixpence, Inc. proudly presents our newest CD.

On sale at our online store now.
(Click on the "Buy It Now" button.)

Selected by Talkin' Broadway as
one of the top CDs of 2012!

The long-anticipated first volume
in Earl Wentz's Cole Porter series is here at last! 

Acclaimed pianist Earl Wentz and great American composer Cole Porter meet and ponder the many aspects of love.  Wentz brings his inimitable style to 12 all-time favorite love songs!

What Is This Thing...? is rich with some of concert pianist Earl Wentz's finest playing:  Lush, lavish, witty, fun, brooding, and stylish—everything you'd expect from the master of the Steinway grand. 


Wentz boldy takes on the heady mixture of complexity, sophistication, melancholy, and restlessness that are hallmarks of Cole Porter's timeless and most-well-known creations.  Stripping them of their lyrics—wonderful and wicked though they may be—provides a rare opportunity to reconsider the music itself—and to hear the ideas and themes shining through in the language of the piano—and brings together the artistry of two great talents exploring the many aspects of love. 


We invite you to sit back, relax and join Cole Porter and Earl Wentz, a “perfect blendship”, as they answer and ask about love—“What is this thing…?”  Better yet...share it with someone you love!


Twelve all new recordings!

Twelve original arrangements by Earl Wentz—
never heard anywhere before.


All recorded on a beautiful Steinway grand piano
in a Manhattan recording studio.



Musical Selections Include
(Click on an underlined title to listen to a clip)

What Is This Thing Called Love?

In the Still of the Night


I've Got You Under My Skin

Easy to Love


You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye


I Love You

Begin the Beguine


True Love

It's De-Lovely


Night and Day


You Do Something To Me




Read the Talkin' Broadway review here.

Read the Reviewboard article here.

Read a column from The Charlotte Observer about this CD here.