Years in the making and with a cast of thousands and a budget in the millions, this has been an epic effort!!! OK, seriously, the effort was certainly epic and, after a gap of almost three years since her last Groove Note release (GRV1026 Jacintha: The Girl From Bossa Nova), we believe the wait has been well worth it and her fans and many many others will enjoy this new album tremendously.
Jacintha Goes To Hollywood sees the sensual and seductive-voiced chanteuse take on the challenge of performing theme songs and other well known movie related tunes. The program features an eclectic mix of musical material, from the almost over familiar "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and "California Dreaming" to "On Days Like These" from the original British version of The Italian Job. Her almost solemn and low key performance of "California Dreaming" will completely blow you away as will her thrillingly dynamic and bossa tinged take on "The Windmills Of Your Mind." Add in a few other classics like "Alfie," "Que Sera Sera" plus a fabulous light 60s-ish version of "A Man & A Woman" (with electric piano and bongos) and voila! - you have the makings of another Jacintha classic.
Featuring Anthony Wilson on guitar, Iskandar Ismail on piano, Larry Goldings on Hammond B-3, and Ricky Woodward on sax, the album was recorded all analogue at 15 ips on 2 inch 24-track masters and these MT masters mixed down to 1/2 inch 30 ips stereo at Sunset Sound by Joe Harley (producer) and Mike Ross (engineer).
This release represents some of Jacintha’s finest work for Groove Note and will be a sure hit with her fans and anyone who enjoys audiophile quality female vocals!
1. On Days Like These
2. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
4. Windmills Of Your Mind
5. California Dreaming
6. A Man And A Woman
7. Easy Living
8. Que Sera Sera
9. The Summer Knows