Love Is... Like a Breeze

Love Is... Like a Breeze

by Michael CiviscaMichael Civisca


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Riding on arrangements charted by Charles Calello and the very large orchestra conducted by the same, full-throated baritone Michael Civisca has his very good way with a play list of 14 familiar traditional pop and ballad pieces, including a bonus track of a Bob Dylan piece which seems somewhat out of whack with the rest of the musical agenda. That aside, it's great to hear a full-voiced male singer in these days of spare, light-voiced, hip singers on the male side of the vocal ledger. Regardless of tempo and type of song, Civisca takes everything in stride, whether it be a medium-tempo "Just One of Those Things," recalling Frank Sinatra, but to which Civisca adds a vocalese-like chorus, or the Brazilian classic "Desifinado" and a suave, melodic "If I Ruled the World." Like great pop singers, Civisca can sing anything with ease and aplomb. The singer also has all the tools for being successful in supper and night clubs and on the musical variety stage. There's that strong voice that can be heard in the last row or at the back table without showing a strain or loss of pitch. Like Sinatra, he has a kind of in-your-eye, "I'll do it my way" attitude he brings into the music every now and then. Civisca and Calello add some lyrics to popular standards here and there, but there's no damage done. Overall, the band is terrific. Although there is a cluster of strings added on the ballads, they don't get in the way, acting as a cushion instead of a barrier. This is a very good male vocal album made in the days when such an occurrence was all too rare a happening. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2019
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0014381145328
catalogNumber: 5637251117

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Civisca   Primary Artist,Vocals
Derek Watkins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Mae McKenna   Vocals
Tony Lewis   Celli
Peter G. Hanson   Violin
Stan Sulzmann   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone
John Barclay   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Guy Barker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Alan Barnes   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Mark Berrow   Violin
Dave Bishop   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Stuart Brooks   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Charles Calello   Conductor
Simon Chamberlain   Synthesizer,Celeste
Nick Cooper   Celli
Richard Edwards   Trombone
Andy Findon   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo
Simon Gardner   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Colin Green   Electric Guitar
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Gary Kettel   Percussion
Chris Laurence   Double Bass
Martin Loveday   Celli
Mark Nightingale   Trombone
Steve Pearce   Electric Bass
Frank Ricotti   Percussion,Vibes,Latin Percussion
Steve Sidwell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Miriam Stockley   Vocals
Jonathan Strange   Violin
Jamie Talbot   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Philip Todd   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Gavyn Wright   Leader
Bill Benham   Viola
Eric Crees   Trombone
Dermot Crehan   Violin
Katherine Shave   Violin
Ben Chappell   Celli
Peter Lale   Viola
Mary Carewe   Vocals
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Eddie Roberts   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
John Parricelli   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Peter Davies   Trombone
Susan Bohling   Oboe,Cor anglais
Paul Gardham   French Horn
Helen Keen   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo
Julian Leaper   Violin
John Pigneguy   French Horn
Anthony Pike   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Richard Watkins   French Horn
Andy Panayi   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Nigel Black   French Horn
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Roger Argente   Trombone
Lorraine McAslan   Violin
Nick Bucknall   Clarinet
John Anderson Concert Orchestra   Oboe
Jeremy Price   Trombone
Michael T. Jones   Piano
Nina Robertson   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo
Chris Dean   Trombone
Melissa Phelps   Celli
Perry Montague-Mason   Leader
Benedict Cruft   Violin
Christopher Tombling   Violin
David Woodcock   Violin
Jonathan Evans-Jones   Violin

Technical Credits

David Cahn   Executive Producer
Charles Calello   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Mike Ross-Trevor   Engineer
William Claxton   Cover Photo
Michael Civisca   Concept
Nyree Pinder   Studio Coordinator
Cyril Ornadel   Composer

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