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CYNTHIA CRANE

Cynthia's in Love

About this CD
Song List
Credits
Reviews



About this CD

"If music be the food of love, play on."
        

SHAKESPEARE
Let's leaf through the Book of Love, from Chapter One, "How Am I To Know if it's really Love?" to the last, "now that I've found you...Don't Ever Leave Me."

And speaking of love,  I'm in love with these musicians.   Mike Renzi has outdone himself arranging, and when this trio gets together, Mike and Grady and Jay, something magical happens. Then you add the soloists: Bill Easley, Warren Chiasson, Jay Berliner and Virgil Jones, and it really is heaven. They love the music, and they know the words They have a singer's sensibility. Grady and Jay (Leonhart) perform live and sing on their own CDs. Renzi, Ted, Engineers Jim Czak and

Tom Spahn, closet singers all! Take it from me, these guys do sing and boy, do they swing! My deepest thanks to each and every one of them.


Song List
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  • How Are You Fixed For Love Listen
    (Sammy Cahn / Jimmy Van Heusen) 
  • How Am I To Know
    (Dorothy Parker / Jack King)
  • Changing My Tune
    (Ira Gershwin / George Gershwin)
  • Daydream
    (John LaTouche/Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn)
  • If Someone Had Told Me
    (Charles Tobias / Peter de Rose)
  • Please Be Kind
    (Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin)
  • I Just Found Out About Love
    (Harold Adamson / Jimmy McHugh)
  • Small Day Tomorrow
    (Fran Landesman / Bob Dorough)
  • Summer Samba Listen
    (Marcos Valle & Paul Sergio Valle, English lyric: Norman Gimbel) 
  • I'm In Love Again
    (Peggy Lee, Cy Coleman & Bill Schluger)
  • It's Always You
    (Johnny Burke / Jimmy Van Heusen)
  • You're My Thrill
    (Sidney Clare / Jay Gorney)
  • May I Come In?
    (Jack Fisher / Marvin Segal)
  • Nobody Does It Better Listen
    (Carole Bayer Sager / Marvin Hamlisch)
  • Don't Ever Leave Me
    (Oscar Hammerstein / Jerome Kern)
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Credits

Produced by TED STORY 
Arrangements by MIKE RENZI
MIKE RENZI
on Piano
JAY LEONHART on Bass
GRADY TATE on Drums
JAY BERLINER on Guitar
BILL EASLEY on Woodwinds
WARREN CHIASSON on Vibes
VIRGIL JONES on Trumpet
RONNIE ZITO on Drums
(Track 3)

My thanks as well to Mark Planner, Barry Harris, Lenny Triola, Bob Grimes, Maggie Scott, Joe Berg, Ron Della Chiesa and all the disc jockeys around the country who support this music and get it out there.
Cynthia Crane

Recorded and Mixed at Nola Studios, NYC
Engineer: Jim CzakMastering: Thomas Spahn, TRA Productions, Inc., NYC
- Harry Hirsch, Digi-Rom, NYC Producer: Ted Story, TSP Productions - Music Preparation: Joel Craig
Art Direction, Design, Photos: Hal Wilson


Reviews

"Anybody who digs quality has to be a sucker for Cynthia Crane. If you have any doubts, just listen to her previous CDs with Mike Renzi, SMOKEY BAR SONGS and BLUE RENDEZVOUS. They truly define the art of Saloon Singing. And guess what?

She's done it again with CYNTHIA'S IN LOVE. She has a voice that grows on you. That smoky, husky sound that defines "voice noir." An unabashed romantic, I was knocked out by the intimacy of her music. CYNTHIA'S IN LOVE will always have a place on the top shelf of my radio studio, ready to share with my listeners anytime!"
Ron Della Chiesa
Jazz Songbook
WGBH Radio, Boston

"NY Cabaret favorite Cynthia Crane once again proves she knows how to pick 'em: superb material - superb musicians. You'll be in love too!
Brian Scott Lipton, ENCORE MAGAZINE

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