Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Linda Calise is Happy To Be Loving You (KARI-ON PRODUCTIONS 2017)


Linda Calise: Happy To Be Loving You

Linda Calise gets back to hear roots with an EP of co-written and classic covers. Her range of voice, style in execution is that of epic proportions. Calise, truly has the range, command and versatility to sing in any style, and many are exhibited in this delightful offering Happy To Be Loving You. It features Trombonist, Jeff Galindo (MD Esperanza Spalding) and on Trumpet, Doug Woolverton (Roomful of Blues) as well as the smooth vocals of Rhode Island based R&B singer Frank Rossi on the duet version of Suit & Tie. This delightfully smooth offering is a “SUN-sational” summer bump.

“Thankfully there are artists like Linda Calise who are still interested in doing a combination of their tunes and ones by other artists that they reinvent and put their own spin on. One such great artist of the past was Joe Cocker, he could take a song that was a hit by another artist and instantly with his golden voice make it uniquely his own. Calise similarly has the ability to create a fresh and creative version of a tune we already know and love, and she allows us to dig deeper and look in a captivating new way. Happy to Be Loving You is Linda Calise’s third album and she combines songs we know, with her originals.” -Amad Franaquer Hassan, All About Vocals

"As a vocalist, Linda Calise's style crosses the genre from Classic to R&B to Pop to Jazz...Few deliver these songs better." -Grady Harp- Hall of Fame- Top 100 Reviewer-Vine Voice

"Calise is a well traveled jazz singer that has worked with loads of first call names...A solid, sophisticated gal that isn't afraid to show emotion and knows there's more to it than just hollering." -Chris Spector, Midwest Records

Happy to be Loving you is Calise's third album. It is a Smooth Jazz EP with a Neo Soul flavor featuring several of Calise's favorite cover songs as well as a couple songs Co-written by Calise herself. Produced by award winning Italian Composer/Producer Mauro Colangelo (Happy to Be Loving You, Midnight Lover, Suit & Tie) and Producer Alex Krepkikh of AlexKProduction of Providence RI (Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Butterflyz).

Track Listing:
Happy to Be Loving You
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Midnight Lover
Suit & Tie

Personnel: Mauro Colangelo: keyboard, drums; Jhony Keys; keyboards, bass, harp; Background vocals; Frank Rossi, Chuck Wansley, Mauro Colangelo; Ben Ablert: piano; Joe Calise: bass; Mike Casano: drums; Alex Krepkikh: guitar; horns; Jeff Galindo: trombone; Walter Platt: trumpet; Trevor Kellum: sax; Doug Woolveton: trumpet; John Vaughan: bass, Frank Rossi: gues vocalist, horns; Chris Pratt: trumpet; Metro Narcisse: sax.