Love CD (2010)

Artist: Issac Delgado

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Sony
SKU 215975906
UPC 886976714420
UPC 14 00886976714420
Format CD
Release Date 8/31/2010
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Author Issac Delgado
Technical Info
Engineer Katherine Miller
Producer Issac Delgado; Nat Chediak
CatalogID 67144
Lable Name Masterworks
Released 08/31/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 45m : 25s
UPC 00886976714420
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Issac Delgado (vocals); John Di Martino (piano); Charles Flores (acoustic bass, electric bass); Dafnis Prieto (drums); Pedro Mart¡nez (congas, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Katherine Miller.
Liner Note Authors: Freddy Cole; Will Friedwald.
Recording information: Legacy, NY.
Photographer: Mario Garc¡a Joya.
Arranger: John Di Martino.
Cuban expatriate singer Isaac Delgado turns to mid-20th century standards, some of them of Latin origin, on L-O-V-E, crooning over a small jazz band. He does include a few conventional salsa performances, but for the most part, the album allows him to address songs from the swing era's coincidence with the Good Neighbor Policy, such as "Perfidia" and "Green Eyes." On "Quiz s, Quiz s, Quiz s," he is joined for the first time by Freddy Cole, who comes in halfway through to render the English lyric, making it "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps." Delgado handles standards like "Tenderly" (as "Tiernamente") and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" ("A Su Mirar Me Acostumbr?") on his own, then Cole returns to take the introductory verse and first refrain of "Green Eyes," before Delgado sings it in its original form as "Aquellos Ojos Verdes." A different kind of transformation occurs with the song here called "Hojas Muertas," which was originally written in French as "Les Feuilles Mortes," but rendered in English by Johnny Mercer as "Autumn Leaves." Delgado evinces a warm understanding of these songs, singing them in his smooth, burnished tenor over the jazzy arrangements. [The digital version of the album adds two bonus tracks, Spanish translations of "Star Dust" and "Mona Lisa." On the latter, Cole interestingly provides the introductory verse his brother, Nat King Cole, never did.] ~ William Ruhlmann
Professional Reviews
Down Beat (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Delgado channels Cole's debonair swagger, while subtly updating the material and giving ample reason why the songs and Cole had such worldwide appeal."
JazzTimes (p.51) - "[T]his recording is, simply put, beautiful: There are timeless melodies, gorgeous arranging, stellar musicianship -- the list goes on."
Disc 1
1 Perfidia
2 Quiz s, Quiz s, Quiz s [Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps]
3 Tiernamente [Tenderly]
4 Ay Cosita Linda
5 Suas Maos
6 Su Mirar Me Acostumbr? [I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face], A
7 Piel Canela
8 Green Eyes [Aquellos Ojos Verdes]
9 L-O-V-E
10 Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros
11 Hojas Muertas [Les Feuilles Mortes]
12 No Tengo L grimas [Nao Tenho Lagrimas]
Product Attributes
Artist Delgado,Issac
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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