The joint was cooking today with Allen Goodman (dr), Don Shelton (vox, sax, and more) Larry Holloway (bs) and Terry Trotter (p) and guest Lolly Allen on vibraphone…..it was a blast to get to sing with them!!!
Today was a special day. I got to sing with some legendary giants of the industry, Allen Goodman (drums), Don Shelton….yes THE Don Shelton of the HiLo’s and Singers Unlimited (clarinet), Larry Holloway (bass) and Jeff Colella (piano).…. all this while being photographed by one of the greatest singers of all times…. Mr. Jack Jones! And all thanks to Bobbi and Allen Goodman, two jewels and extraordinary friends!!!
More to come….next Sunday (Nov. 4th) at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. See you there?
September 1, 2012 7:20 am
by Nick DeRiso
The tune opens with an absorbing piano signature, courtesy of Fabio Gianni, before Van Aro enters to offer a confidential, quietly conveyed vocal: This is a song about empowerment, about believing – above all else – in yourself, and as with many such sentiments it builds from something barely said to something boasted about with sweeping gestures.
By its midpoint, “I’m Not Anyone” – set for release on September 14, 2012, via Eraki – has become a tandem statement of purpose, as Van Aro sings with a robust pride while Gianni begins to approach the piano with a brusque aggression. But just then, as the song hits an emotional apex – and at precisely the moment that earlier strings-laden versions by the likes of Davis and Shirley Bassey began to swoon – Van Aro instead dials everything down with pinpoint accuracy.
He boasts: “I’ll say it loud, I am proud!,” but then seems to completely let go, as if he’s finally gotten something enormous off his chest. “I am free,” Van Aro sings, softly again, “I am free.” Gianni mirrors that newfound sense of release, playing a ruminative, yet deeply optimistic figure on the piano as the track begins to fade.
Still a powerful anthem to self-determination, “I’m Not Anyone” – as the song is torn down to its piano-and-singer foundations – takes on deeper new shades of meaning. You hear things you never heard in an age-old composition, and that’s the mark of a great cover.
|A VOICE, A SOUL n°215 di Sabato 18 Agosto
Posted on Thursday, 16 August ore 10:51:35
Topic: A Voice A Soul
La puntata n° 215 di “A VOICE,A SOUL”, in onda SABATO 18 AGOSTO alle 20,30 su PUNTORADIO, anche in diretta web su http://www.puntoradio.fm si aprirà con la giovane cantante israeliana DIDA PELLED (nella foto in alto a sinistra) che dal CD “Plays and Sings”, pubblicato dalla “Red Records”, in compagnia di Roy Hargrove, tp, Tal Ronen, b e Gregory Hutchinson, d, ci farà ascoltare “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (Frankie Valli). Proseguiremo con la bella voce di TREASA LEVASSEUR
(nella 1a foto centrale a sinistra) che ci farà ascoltare “God’s Song”, tratta dal CD “Broad”. Eccoci poi al valido cantante svizzero ERIC VAN ARO (nella 2a foto centrale a sinistra) che insieme a Fabio Gianni ci proporrà un bell’arrangiamento di “I’m Not Anyone – a Tribute To Sammy Davis jr.”, singolo pubblicato dalla “Eraki Entertainment”. Continueremo con la voce di CORINA BARTRA che in compagnia di Rori Stuart, g, Kirk Lightsey, p, Santi Debriano, b, Clifford Barbaro, d, e Perico Diaz, caj, ci offrirà una sua interessante composizione originale intitolata “Faraway”, tratta dal suo ultimo CD “Corina Bartra Quartet” (nella 1a foto in basso a sinistra). Sarà poi la volta della brava cantante brasiliana CAROL SABOYA che insieme a Devid Liebman, ss, Antonio Adolfo, p, Claudio Spiewak, g, Jorge Helder, b, e Rafael Barata, d, dal CD “Belezas – The Music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento” (nella 2a foto in basso a sinistra) ci farà ascoltare “Tarde” una composizione di Milton Nascimento. Ed eccoci poi alla brava cantante spagnola CELIA MUR (nella foto in alto a destra) che in quintet, dal CD “Simpatia” ci farà ascoltare “I Have Dreamed”. Passeremo quindi alla voce di una bravissima cantante scomparsa pochi anni fa: LOREZ ALEXANDRIA
(nella 1a foto centrale a destra), della quale, con il Ramsey Lewis Trio, dal CD “Early In the Morning” ci potremo ascoltare “Detour Ahead”. Proseguiremo conLIZ CHILDS (nella 2a foto centrale a destra) che in quartet, ci farà ascoltare “Baby All The Time”, tratta dal CD “Take Flight”. Ci ascolteremo quindi CATHY SEGAL-GARCIA (nella 1a foto in basso a destra) che con Yoonseung Cho al pianoforte ci proporrà “Everyday’s Own Song” tratta dal CD”Bohemian”. Chiuderemo la serata con la brava DIANE HOFFMAN(nella 2a foto in basso a destra) che ci proporrà la bella “Close Enough For Love” tratta dal CD “My Little French Dancer”. Ricordiamo che “A VOICE, A SOUL” si può ascoltare SABATO in diretta web su http://www.puntoradio.fm alle 20,30 e da DOMENICA potrà essere effettuato il “DOWNLOAD” della puntata, gratuitamente, dal sito di “ANIMAJAZZ”. Buon ascolto.“A VOICE, A SOUL”
in collaborazione con l’ACCADEMIA D’ARTE DI PISA, Pisa – http://accademiadartedipisa.jimdo.com.
OUT ON 25.05.2012 Deep In Night! A Jazz House Experience Vol.2, Includes Beats4Life Artist Marco Soundee feat.Eric van Aro “Jazz”, DJ Vas Undeground Remix
OUT ON 30.03.2012 For the Love Of Music Vol.3 Includes Beats4Life Artists!!! Marco Soundee feat. Eric van Aro – “Jazz” (DJVas Deep Underground Mix) Musica Diaz / Senorita
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OUT ON 4th OCTOBER!!! Deep & Soulful Vol.5 Includes Beats4Life Artist Marco Soundee feat. Eric Van Aro – Jazz (Marc Rodgers Mix) Tenor Recordings
What a rip off……AMAZON sells Caterina Valente Live 68 CD&DVD without the DVD!!! and that’s not all….
a lot of you have contacted us after having bought some of our products at Amazon…….. and WOW……are you right to be angry!!!!!
Amazon, without our knowledge, have listed and are selling Caterina’s and Eric’s CDs which are actually CDrs burned by Amazon from Mp3s. In fact, if you look closely at the listings, it is written that it is so. But, apart of the fact that it is not the original CD, not the original booklet, for example, in the Caterina Valente Live 1968 CD & DVD, the DVD with the Heidelberg TV Special is missing!!!! (they don’t burn DVDs…. I wonder why)
WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!
Here are the cover pictures of the CDr listings, you clearly recognize them by the blue bar on top of the cover….. so if you see a listing with a cover picture with a blue bar…. IT AIN’T THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT.
So PLEASE, before ordering anything on-line, read everything carefully.
Be assured that we are doing everything to stop this…. as these are not the products we have released!
You are entitled to get the real thing!
In the mean time here is a link to the original Caterina Valente Live 68 CD&DVD at amazon.de (Germany)… no blue bar on the top of the cover
We will keep you posted and a big thank you to all of you who have informed us about this situation. It is thanks to you we can do something about it.
The New York Voices pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como and Caterina Valente (July 2nd 2011 – Lugano Switzerland)
Carmen McRae…. one of my all time favorites with one of the most beautiful songs ever. Michel Legrand and Marylin & Alan Bergman’s “What are you doing with the rest of your life”! Just listen to the sublime guitar of Joe Pass and what Carmen does with the song!!!
OUT NOW!!! East Volume Cinnamon By PING Includes Beats4Life Artist Marco Soundee feat.Eric van Aro “Jazz” Gottafunk Down Tempo Mix www.beats4life.com
“To me, there were always several interesting things about this piece,” Metheny says of Carly Simon’s first major hit (That’s The Way I Always Heard It Should Be), “not the least of which is the way that she moves from root minor key to the major key just a half step above it so effortlessly in a way that is almost invisible. But also, I always just thought it was a great melody, with that big leap at the end of the first phrase. And form wise, the way it goes through this whole thing and then starts back up again to make the same build again. My take on it harmonically colors in some of what I always thought was implied in there.”
When Lounge Meets Jazz, Vol. 5 by Various Artists – Download When Lounge Meets Jazz, Vol. 5 on iTunes.
All mixes are of a very high standard of deep house grooves, cool vocal. Scott Waterman Thailand
GREAT VOCALS ADDING TO AN OVERALL STUNNING TRACK. jlmedia UK
Nice depth and an enjoyable vocal introduction to jazz 101. Jacob Daniel & Elizabeth Anna EOTL USA
I think i discover a nu fave label. The follow up to the ”Love UMadly”, ”Jazz” is another excellent piece of deep house or it is just what i like to hear from deep house.Eric van Aro cool voice sound like no better, great lyrics, you can’t escape from a track that is talking about african roots…
The remix packet got everything, to satisfy all. Down Tempo samba lounge Mix is a good surprise for me, as every downtempo mix of a dance track but Monodeluxe deeper house adventure is my thing. My choice from this release is Marc Rogers Remix, soft percussion, deep chords, funky guitar riff is always what i like to hear. DJ NOVA, Nova planet radio show, Greece
for more feedback posts about JAZZ (over 100 of them) click the following link
JAZZ – Marco Soundee feat. Eric van Aro
Don’t miss them on April 16th at the Blue Note in Milano
They are absolutely fabulous. I must know, since I had the privilege to record “the christmas song” with them.
love them madly
I must admit that I never thought we would be getting such favorable
feedback for our songs.
Thank you Marco Soundee and DjVAS…..
can’t wait for the next collaboration
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