This is Jacintha's third album for Groove Note, and her first with strings. Very popular in her native Singapore, she's beginning to get a worldwide reputation, and this release demonstrates why: Her voice is lovely, with clear diction and expressive, naturalistic phrasing. She draws the listener into a warm intimacy from the first track, "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams," a rarely covered and beautiful song with the perfect "rainy night in Paris" ambience supplied by Frank Marocco on accordion. After slooow readings of "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Lush Life," and "September Song," Joe LaBarbera's brushes and drum accents on "Harlem Nocturne" provide a welcome texture and pulse. The surprise of the CD is the startlingly original, soaring introduction to the vastly overplayed "Summertime," where Cunliffe's string arrangement evokes both Gershwin and modern French composers.
BPM Profile Lush Life. Album starts at 151BPM, ends at 86BPM (-65), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Jacintha. Jacintha Goes to Hollywood. The Girl From Bossa Nova.
Jacintha's second album for the Groove Note label, Autumn Leaves: The Songs of Johnny Mercer (1999) has seen the title track being used for TV series Alias, while the bonus track "Here's to Life" was used as the title track for the Hollywood movie Play It to the Bone. In 2004, Jacintha performed her own cabaret jazz show, The Angina Monologues at the Old Parliament House, Singapore. Ying Tan has produced an instant classic with his third album by Jacintha. Seriously, Lush Life is one of the most outstanding female vocal jazz albums I’ve heard in many years. Jacintha’s vocals are silky, smooth, sensuous, and seductive. Her intonation, phrasing, breath control, and vocal modulation are quite phenomenal.
This singer from Singapore grows with each album she cuts, and she continues her development on her third for the Groove Note label. Jacintha has for the first time added a bevy of silky strings to the instrumental backdrop on some tracks to augment the contributions of rhythm, flugelhorn and accordion. The program is made up OF well known standards. But they are given a reworking by the fresh arrangements of pianist Bill Cunliffe and certainly by the husky, smokey, sensual vocal styling of Jacintha who is emerging.
1. The Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Listen to Lush Life in full in the this site app. Play on this site. Groove Note Records is owned by Analogue Archive Pte Ltd. ℗ Groove Note Records.
Lush Life (also released as Sweet Slumber) is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label in 1967 and featuring Donaldson with Freddie Hubbard, Garnett Brown, Jerry Dodgion, Wayne Shorter, Pepper Adams, McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, and Al Harewood performing arrangements by Duke Pearson. Due to the success of Donaldson's Alligator Bogaloo (1967) the album was not released until 1980 in Japan under the title Sweet Slumber and then finally released decades later internationally.
|A1||Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Written-By – Dubin*, Warren*
Written-By – P. Webster*, F. Burke*
Written-By – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Written-By – Billy Strayhorn
|A5||Manha De Carneval
Written-By – G. Weiss*, H. Peretti*, L. Creatore*, L. Bonfa*, A. DeMoraes*
|B1||The Shadow Of Your Smile
Written-By – J. Mandel*, P. Webster*
|B2||When The World Was Young
Written-By – A. Vannier*, J. Mercer*, P. Bloch*
Written-By – K. Weill*, M. Anderson*
Written-By – Earl Hagen*
Written-By – C. Chaplin*, Parsons*, Phillips*
|GRV1011-1||Jacintha||Lush Life (LP + 12" + Album, 180)||Groove Note||GRV1011-1||US||2001|
|jvcxr-0217-2||Jacintha||Lush Life (CD, Album, XRC)||JVC||jvcxr-0217-2||US||2001|
|GRV1011-2||Jacintha||Lush Life (CD, Album)||Groove Note||GRV1011-2||US||2001|
|GRV1011-3||Jacintha||Lush Life (SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel)||Groove Note||GRV1011-3||US||2001|