Jacintha Jacintha - Goes To Hollywood 180g 45RPM Vinyl 2LP
Jacintha Jacintha Goes To Hollywood 180g 45RPM Vinyl 2LP
Years in the making and with a cast of thousands and a budget in the millions, this has been an epic effort!!! OK, seriously, the effort was certainly epic and, after a gap of almost three years since her last Groove Note release (GRV1026 Jacintha: The Girl From Bossa Nova), we believe the wait has been well worth it and her fans and many many others will enjoy this new album tremendously.
Jacintha Goes To Hollywood sees the sensual and seductive-voiced chanteuse take on the challenge of performing theme songs and other well known movie related tunes. The program features an eclectic mix of musical material, from the almost over familiar "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and "California Dreaming" to "On Days Like These" from the original British version of The Italian Job. Her almost solemn and low key performance of "California Dreaming" will completely blow you away as will her thrillingly dynamic and bossa tinged take on "The Windmills Of Your Mind." Add in a few other classics like "Alfie," "Que Sera Sera" plus a fabulous light 60s-ish version of "A Man & A Woman" (with electric piano and bongos) and voila! - you have the makings of another Jacintha classic.
Featuring Anthony Wilson on guitar, Iskandar Ismail on piano, Larry Goldings on Hammond B-3, and Ricky Woodward on sax, the album was recorded all analogue at 15 ips on 2 inch 24-track masters and these MT masters mixed down to 1/2 inch 30 ips stereo at Sunset Sound by Joe Harley (producer) and Mike Ross (engineer). The 1/2 inch stereo analogue masters were transferred to DSD by David Glaser at Airshow Mastering for the mastering of the stereo hybrid SACD.
This release represents some of Jacintha’s finest work for Groove Note and will be a sure hit with her fans and anyone who enjoys audiophile quality female vocals!
"Jacintha sings several songs from movies in a smooth melodic and refreshingly straight-forward fashion. Eschewing the vocal pyrotechnics, weird utterings and off-the-wall arrangements that sometimes mar many modern singers attempts to make their mark on or improve songs, the entire cast simply sings and plays, sings and plays well and allows the songs to speak for themselves." - Brad Walseth, www.jazzchicago.net
"Jacintha Goes to Hollywood is an easy listening jazz vocal album with the studied influence of singers like Julie London and Astrud Gilberto. With a few exceptions it's a fine choice for a dinner party or relaxation. If these descriptions don't meet the criteria of jazz-influenced vocalists, there are other musical reasons to stay tuned. The presentation of the material is immeasurably enhanced by a very talented Los Angeles ensemble that raises the bar." - Michael P. Gladstone , www.allaboutjazz.com
Iskandar Ismail, piano
Larry Goldings, Hammond B3, piano (2), accordian (8)
Darek Oles, bass
Joe LaBarbera, drums
Anthony Wilson, guitar
Ron Stout, trumpet
Ricky Woodard, saxophone
Aaron Serfaty, percussion
John Campbell, vibraphone
The Whistler, Howlett Smith
Jacintha Jacintha Goes To Hollywood Track Listing:
1. On Days Like These
2. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
4. Windmills Of Your Mind
5. California Dreaming
6. A Man And A Woman
7. Easy Living
8. Que Sera Sera
9. The Summer Knows
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