MP3 Joan Curto - May I Suggest?
One of the premiere interpreters of the American Popular Songbook. A Sassy and Sophisticated style, featuring songs ranging from the best in standards to exciting new contemporary composers.
13 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Cabaret, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
" Sassy and sophisticated...
unleashing a voice that can pierce the listener''s heart
as equally as it caresses the ear"
"May I Suggest," the highly anticipated debut from acclaimed vocalist Joan Curto. Praised by the Chicago Sun Times for her "bold, brassy voice," the recording is a winning collection of classic ballads, standards and jazz favorites. With Joan''s musical versatility, the CD is a showcase for what After Dark Chicago calls "a voice that can pierce the listener''s heart as equally as it caresses the ear."
Performed in Joan''s heartwarming and emotive vocal styling, May I Suggest features the classic sounds of Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin and Frank Loesser to the more contemporary works of Grammy Award Winners; Amanda McBroom, and Julie Gold, Susan Werner and Don McLean.
Among the CD''s highlights is an exciting version of Mister Monotony, along with a horn section, conveying a dynamic big band sound. Her tender reading of the title cut features the lush sounds of a string quartet. Other standouts include Joan''s energetic Shakin The Blues Away and the emotional closing song written by Best Song Grammy Award winner Julie Gold, Goodnight, New York.
The haunting delivery of It Never Entered My Mind, is alone, worth the reason to treasure the CD.
Providing the musical backdrop to what the Milwaukee''s Shepherd Express calls Joan''s "powerhouse of a voice," are some of the nation''s most sought after musicians, including Scott Mason on bass and Phil Grattaeu on drums. The multi-talented Bobby Schiff, Beckie Menzie and After Dark Award winner Dan Stetzel supply the lush arrangements. Together, they create the stunning musical landscape for May I Suggest.
With one listen you will know why Joan Curto has established herself as one of the new premier female interpreters of the American popular songbook.