Songs For Lovers (JD309)

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  1. It Might As Well Be Spring
  2. The Things I Miss About You Most
  3. I Do It For Your Love
  4. Skylark
  5. These Foolish Things
  6. Once Upon A Summertime
  7. My One And Only Love
  8. My Ship
  9. Love Dance
  10. More Than You Know

Songs for Lovers pairs Carlos Franzetti with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra for a lush album full of mood and subtlety. This recording finds the noted arranger/composer stepping up to the microphone for a classy collection of jazz standards and a few modern surprises. With Franzetti also handling all the orchestral arrangements in addition to providing the velvet-voiced crooning, the CD is similar to the work of late geniuses like Frank Sinatra and arranger Nelson Riddle.

Reviews

"[Franzetti] unleashes a lived-in, intimate, smooth-as-butter baritone on ten songs of old acquaintance," according to journalist Ted Panken.