Love Is... Like a Breeze

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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
Riding on arrangements charted by Charles Calello and the very large orchestra conducted by the same, full-throated baritone Michael Civisca has his very good way with a play list of 14 familiar traditional pop and ballad pieces, including a bonus track of a Bob Dylan piece which seems somewhat out of whack with the rest of the musical agenda. That aside, it's great to hear a full-voiced male singer in these days of spare, light-voiced, hip singers on the male side of the vocal ledger. Regardless of tempo and type of song, Civisca takes everything in stride, whether it be a medium-tempo "Just One of Those Things," recalling Frank Sinatra, but to which Civisca adds a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
Riding on arrangements charted by Charles Calello and the very large orchestra conducted by the same, full-throated baritone Michael Civisca has his very good way with a play list of 14 familiar traditional pop and ballad pieces, including a bonus track of a Bob Dylan piece which seems somewhat out of whack with the rest of the musical agenda. That aside, it's great to hear a full-voiced male singer in these days of spare, light-voiced, hip singers on the male side of the vocal ledger. Regardless of tempo and type of song, Civisca takes everything in stride, whether it be a medium-tempo "Just One of Those Things," recalling Frank Sinatra, but to which Civisca adds a vocalese-like chorus, or the Brazilian classic "Desifinado" and a suave, melodic "If I Ruled the World." Like great pop singers, Civisca can sing anything with ease and aplomb. The singer also has all the tools for being successful in supper and night clubs and on the musical variety stage. There's that strong voice that can be heard in the last row or at the back table without showing a strain or loss of pitch. Like Sinatra, he has a kind of in-your-eye, "I'll do it my way" attitude he brings into the music every now and then. Civisca and Calello add some lyrics to popular standards here and there, but there's no damage done. Overall, the band is terrific. Although there is a cluster of strings added on the ballads, they don't get in the way, acting as a cushion instead of a barrier. This is a very good male vocal album made in the days when such an occurrence was all too rare a happening. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/14/2002
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • UPC: 014381145328
  • Catalog Number: 1453

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Civisca Primary Artist, Vocals
Derek Watkins Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mae McKenna Vocals
Tony Lewis Celli
Peter G. Hanson Violin
Stan Sulzmann Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone
John Barclay Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Guy Barker Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Alan Barnes Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Mark Berrow Violin
Dave Bishop Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Stuart Brooks Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Charles Calello Conductor
Simon Chamberlain Synthesizer, Celeste
Nick Cooper Celli
Ben Cruft Violin
Richard Edwards Trombone
Andy Findon Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Simon Gardner Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Colin Green Electric Guitar
Skaila Kanga Harp
Gary Kettel Percussion
Chris Laurence Double Bass
Martin Loveday Celli
Mark Nightingale Trombone
Steve Pearce Electric Bass
Frank Ricotti Percussion, Vibes, Latin Percussion
Steve Sidwell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Miriam Stockley Vocals
Jonathan Strange Violin
Jamie Talbot Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Philip Todd Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Gavyn Wright Leader
Bill Benham Viola
Eric Crees Trombone
Dermot Crehan Violin
Katherine Shave Violin
Ben Chappell Celli
Peter Lale Viola
Mary Carewe Vocals
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Eddie Roberts Violin
Bruce White Viola
John Parricelli Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Peter Davies Trombone
Susan Bohling Oboe, Cor anglais
Paul Gardham French Horn
Helen Keen Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Julian Leaper Violin
John Pigneguy French Horn
Anthony Pike Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Richard Watkins French Horn
Andy Panayi Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Nigel Black French Horn
Rachel Bolt Viola
Roger Argente Trombone
Lorraine McAslan Violin
Nick Bucknall Clarinet
John Anderson Concert Orchestra Oboe
Jeremy Price Trombone
Michael T. Jones Piano
Nina Robertson Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Chris Dean Trombone
Melissa Phelps Celli
Perry Montague-Mason Leader
Christopher Tombling Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Jonathan Evans-Jones Violin
Technical Credits
David Cahn Executive Producer
Charles Calello Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
J. Fred Coots Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Mike Ross-Trevor Engineer
William Claxton Cover Photo
Michael Civisca Concept
Nyree Pinder Studio Coordinator
Hank Williams Mastering
Cyril Ornadel Composer
T. Koeler Composer
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