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Last Quarter Moon
     

Last Quarter Moon

5.0 1
by Chiara Civello
 
While she's a fresh and exotic voice on the recording scene, the multi-talented, Italian-born, internationally minded singer and musician has been keeping great company. With a vocal range and style that quickly bring Dianne Reeves to mind, she's recorded with Tony Bennett and James

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While she's a fresh and exotic voice on the recording scene, the multi-talented, Italian-born, internationally minded singer and musician has been keeping great company. With a vocal range and style that quickly bring Dianne Reeves to mind, she's recorded with Tony Bennett and James Taylor; so impressed Burt Bacharach that he collaborated here on the lush, emotional ballad "Trouble"; snagged legendary rock producer Russ Titelman to helm the recording; and is roundly adored by no less than '80s pop queen Cyndi Lauper, who crowed, "This record is haunting and she's just fantastic...her voice just captivates you." What Cyndi says. Civello's not quite as crisp vocally as Lizz Wright, but her jazz-soul heart is in the same place while traversing many borders -- singing in English, Italian, and Portuguese. While gently swinging numbers like the Brazilian-flavored, hypnotic "Ora" are more compelling, slower and smokier tunes like "Parole Incerte" offer her deepest modes of expression. Her skills as a songwriter are firmly on display, but she chooses a few interesting, somewhat obscure covers in samba-flavored cuts like Suzanne Vega's graceful "Caramel" and Rosa Passos/Fernando DeOliveira's "Outono." That sort of globe-trotting will set her apart from the pack of great female singers currently dotting the jazz landscape.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0044006563220
catalogNumber:
000347302

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chiara Civello   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Shaker,fender rhodes,Vocal Percussion,Breathing
Larry Goldings   Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Rob Mounsey   Keyboards
Paulinho Braga   Drums
Steve Gadd   Drums
James Genus   Bass
Jamey Haddad   Percussion,Bells
Mike Mainieri   Vibes
Alain Mallet   Piano,Melodica,fender rhodes
Clarence Penn   Drums
Dan Rieser   Drums
Adam Rogers   Guitar
Ben Street   Bass
Daniel Jobim   Vocals
Miguel Zenón   Alto Saxophone
Alex Alvear   Bass,Background Vocals
Guilherme Monteiro   Guitar
Mark Stewart   Cello

Technical Credits

Cyndi Lauper   Author
Suzanne Vega   Composer
Rob Mounsey   Producer,Audio Production
Burt Bacharach   Arranger,Composer,Author,Vocal Arrangements
Alain Mallet   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Russ Titelman   Producer,Author,Audio Production
Donna Ranieri   Photo Production
Ron Goldstein   Executive Producer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Fernando de Oliveira   Composer
Rosa Passos   Composer
Rika Ichiki   Cover Design
Tino Derado   Composer
Alex Alvear   Composer
Chiara Civello   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Cello Arrangement

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Last Quarter Moon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MOMof4readers More than 1 year ago
This is one of my absolutely favorite cds. Great music for a dinner party. A beautiful voice that I never tire of.