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The Groove Note Records team of Joe Harley (producer), Mike Ross (engineer) and
Ying Tan (executive producer) join forces once again to orchestrate the second
release from the label's first artist Jacintha. Autumn Leaves is a collection of
twelve songs from Johnny Mercer.
"Autumn Leaves" finds Jacintha in excellent form and, once again, delivering
several strong performances on many of the songs. One of the highlights of the
album is the title track which finds Jacintha singing in the original French
intro and first verse as well as the later Johnny Mercer English lyrics.
We weren't the only ones impressed with Jacintha's vocal prowess, she also
caught the attention of Bordertown Pictures (Touchstone Pictures) and a team
arrived during the recording session to capture a brand new version of the
Grammy-award winning song "Here's To Life." With Jacintha featured on vocals and
the backing of Kei Akagi (piano), Teddy Edwards (tenor sax), Larance Marable
(drums), Joe La Barbera (drums) and Darek Oles (bass) the musicianship on the
recording is fantastic. Artie Butler, the Grammy winning composer of "Here's To
Life" was also in attendance and played the Hammond B-3 organ on the track! The
song was featured in the opening title sequence for the Ron Shelton film "Play
It To The Bone."
"Play It To The Bone," by Touchstone Pictures (a division of the Disney Corp.,)
is directed by Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup, Blaze, White Men Can't Jump)
and stars Antonio Banderas, Woody Harrelson and Lolita Davidovich. The film was
released nationwide on January 14, 2000.
The album was recorded live direct to 2-track and was mastered using Sony's new
Direct Stream Digital (DSD) process by Bernie Grundman in Hollywood to produce
an album of true audiophile quality sound.
"A voice of heartbreaking purity." - Chuck Graham, Tucson Citizen,
Gannett News Service
Kei Akagi, piano
Teddy Edwards, tenor sax
Larance Marable, drums
Joe La Barbera, drums
Darek Oles, bass
1. And The Angels Sing
3. One For My Baby
4. Midnight Sun
5. Autumn Leaves
6. Days of Wine & Roses
7. I Remember You
8. Trav'lin Light
9. Something's Gotta Give
10. Moon River