Blue Rendezvous

Blue Rendezvous

by Cynthia Crane
     
 

Originally on Lookout and then reissued in 2000 on the Original Cast label, this session discloses Cynthia Crane's affinity for songs associated with smoky bistros; those blues dripping songs which are the stock in trade of a tried and true chantuese. Crane is a female counterpart of Frank Sinatra's imageSee more details below

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Originally on Lookout and then reissued in 2000 on the Original Cast label, this session discloses Cynthia Crane's affinity for songs associated with smoky bistros; those blues dripping songs which are the stock in trade of a tried and true chantuese. Crane is a female counterpart of Frank Sinatra's image of a saloon singer, bursting with those qualities essential for singers who enter this musical arena. First and foremost, she (or he) has to be well tuned in to the story and events described by the lyrics to transport them to the listener. The voice also has to have the drama these songs demand. Dashes of nostalgia and regret always help. Crane has these qualities and touches all these bases on this CD. With her deep voice, on the mark diction, an excellent feel for timing, and the ability to pause for effect, she displays these qualities with perfection. Helping to pull off this emotional adventure are some of the best session musicians New York City has to offer. First and foremost is her regular piano player, Mike Renzi. Others helping out include the Leonharts on such cuts as "If You Could See Me Now," Jay on bass and Michael on trumpet. Bill Easley adds his soulful sax on four cuts, and is especially telling on "Blue Champagne." This CD is more than an hour of music that one would expect to hear in a darkly lit bar at 2:00 in the morning, or maybe in one of those all-night dance emporiums of yore by musicians with cigarettes dangling from their lips and half-filled glasses at the ready. No matter, Crane is a fine performer and her album of melancholy music is recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2001
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0768645930327
catalogNumber:
5637257677
Rank:
146878

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cynthia Crane   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Easley   Woodwind
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Warren Chiasson   Vibes
Jay Leonhart   Bass
Mike Renzi   Piano,Track Performer
Ronald Zito   Drums
Michael Leonhart   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Jim Czak   Engineer
Mack Davis   Composer
Bob Forman   Artwork,Art Direction
Brent Maher   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
Mike Renzi   Arranger
Cynthia Crane   Liner Notes
Jack Wolf   Composer
Ted Story   Producer
Mack David   Composer
Jim Eaton   Composer

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