Labor of Love

Labor of Love

by Angelyna Martinez


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Labor of Love

Club star Angelyna Martinez takes a crack at going into solo recordings here with mixed results. The album is a collection of standards in the extreme. Angelyna can swing, she can hop, she can croon. Throughout it all though, despite some excellent phrasing and passion, her voice is small and light. As a result, it's hard to take some of the bits seriously. "Fever" comes across as almost a talent-show entry with the band holding back and leaving an immature-sounding Martinez up front. When the band pulls in fully though, and she isn't attempting to find her way into Eartha Kitt-style sexiness, Martinez can pull off some very nice pieces. It's hit and miss throughout, largely due simply to the tone of her voice. Give it a try, if for no other reason than the nice rendition of "Pure Imagination" (think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/09/2006
UPC: 0837101045704
catalogNumber: 1

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Angelyna Martinez   Primary Artist
Dean Jones   Trombone
Larry Moses   Trumpet
Dean Sharp   Drums
Peter Buettner   Tenor Saxophone
Rob King   Piano
Mark Bernstein   Guitar

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Nat King Cole   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Larry Moses   Horn Arrangements
John Davenport   Composer
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Angelyna Martinez   Producer
Jeremy Backofen   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements

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