People Will Say We're in Love

People Will Say We're in Love

by Nicki Parrott
     
 
Nicki Parrott and Rossano Sportiello form an intimate team on People Will Say We're in Love, delivering a long set list with no more than piano (Sportiello) and bass/vocals (Parrott). The set warms up and introduces the duo with spry instrumental takes on Tom McIntosh's "The Cup Bearers" and Sportiello's "Blues for Basie." The

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Nicki Parrott and Rossano Sportiello form an intimate team on People Will Say We're in Love, delivering a long set list with no more than piano (Sportiello) and bass/vocals (Parrott). The set warms up and introduces the duo with spry instrumental takes on Tom McIntosh's "The Cup Bearers" and Sportiello's "Blues for Basie." The spare setting allows the bass to come to the forefront, allowing it equal partnership in this outing, and allowing both instruments to intertwine with one another. The first vocal choice, "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," is a familiar one, and it would be difficult to better classic versions of this song. Parrott, however, succeeds by delivering her vocals in the same intimate manner as the instrumentals, in effect adding a third instrument to the mix. Parrott and Sportiello also keep this familiar song interesting by changing the tempo from slow to fast about a third of the way in and finally from fast to slow toward the end. Other vocal choices, including "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)," "Moon River," "The Man I Love," and the title track may be too familiar, and the moods and pacing may be too similar. It's hard to argue with the results, though, and the duo does add quite a bit of variety with more upbeat instrumental choices like Sam Jones' "One for Amos." Parrott and Sportiello's performances are well-wrought and easy to like on People Will Say We're in Love, a perfect disc for a quiet afternoon with a significant other.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2007
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941133523
catalogNumber:
19335

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nicki Parrott   Primary Artist,Bass,Vocals
Rossano Sportiello   Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Tom McIntosh   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Peter Pfister   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Mat Domber   Producer,Cover Photo
Rachel Domber   Producer
Harry Woods   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Gabriel Luna de la Fuente   Composer
Nicki Parrott   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Miguel Prado   Composer
Rossano Sportiello   Composer

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