Cynthia's in Love

Cynthia's in Love

by Cynthia Crane
     
 

All too often, jazz vocalists make the mistake of limiting themselves to the most obvious standards. If they embrace the songs of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, or Irving Berlin, they'll automatically choose only their best known songs and ignore some of their lesser-known ones. But stressing the obvious isn't…  See more details below

Overview

All too often, jazz vocalists make the mistake of limiting themselves to the most obvious standards. If they embrace the songs of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, or Irving Berlin, they'll automatically choose only their best known songs and ignore some of their lesser-known ones. But stressing the obvious isn't a problem on Cynthia's in Love. Joined by pianist Mike Renzi, saxman Bill Easley, trumpeter Virgil Jones, guitarist Jay Berliner, bassist Jay Leonhart, and drummer Gary Tate (among others), Cynthia Crane unearths some lesser-known pieces by well-known composers. "You're My Thrill" and Duke Ellington's "Day Dream" are among the few songs on this CD that can honestly be called standards -- for the most part, the New York-based singer devotes her time to interpreting overlooked songs that were written or co-written by such greats as George and Ira Gershwin ("Changing My Tune"), Sammy Cahn ("How Are You Fixed for Love," "Please Be Kind"), Peggy Lee ("I'm in Love Again"), and others. Crane's vocals are an intimate and enjoyable, if less than earth-shattering, mixture of jazz, pre-rock pop and cabaret, and Renzi's arrangements are consistently tasteful. Cynthia's in Love doesn't quite fall into the essential category, but if you're interested in hearing a collection of mostly underexposed songs by famous composers, it's worth picking up.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2001
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0768645976929
catalogNumber:
5637257680
Rank:
220496

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cynthia Crane   Primary Artist
Bill Easley   Woodwind,Track Performer
Grady Tate   Drums,Track Performer
Jay Berliner   Guitar,Track Performer
Warren Chiasson   Vibes,Track Performer
Virgil Jones   Trumpet,Track Performer
Jay Leonhart   Bass,Track Performer
Mike Renzi   Piano,Track Performer
Ronald Zito   Drums,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Grady Tate   Arranger,Director
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Norman Gimbel   translation
Jay Leonhart   Arranger,Director
Mike Renzi   Arranger
Ron Della Chiesa   Liner Notes
Cynthia Crane   Liner Notes
Ted Story   Producer
Lillian Clarborne   Composer
Virginia Hensley   Composer
James Crawford   Composer

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