Marcie Castro | Enchantment

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by Marcie Castro

An eclectic and artistic combination of Cabaret, popular standards, swing Brazilian jazz and tasteful originals performed by this vibrant and soulful pianist/vocalist, at ease in a variety styles accompanied by a first rate trio on 7 of the 15 tracks.
Genre: Latin: Brazilian Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let's Do It
3:18 $0.99
2. The Way You Look Tonight
3:10 $0.99
3. Steppin'Out With My Baby
2:09 $0.99
4. A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
3:27 $0.99
5. Corcovado(Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
5:19 $0.99
6. Les Valses:Tendresse et La Vie En Rose
3:23 $0.99
7. Mas Que Nada
3:24 $0.99
8. So Serene
3:48 $0.99
9. I Got Rhythm
3:45 $0.99
10. Bells Are Ringing
2:27 $0.99
11. Send In The Clowns
4:06 $0.99
12. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
2:53 $0.99
13. Just My Friends and I
2:52 $0.99
14. Home With You
3:36 $0.99
15. Reilly's Theme
1:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
International artist Marcie Castro captures, animates and enchants her audiences whether in her native New York or overseas. A versatile pianist, vocalist and composer, Marcie is equally at east performing American popular standards of the 30's and 40's, as well as the music of her Brazilian heritage. "Enchantment" is her first CD, a mélange of Brazilian music, jazz and pop originals.

Join Marcie as she takes you on a journey. It is a journey where she entices her listeners to be a part of her world: a world of soirées that take place in different countries as well as in her own imagination; scenes where one becomes caught up in the wonder and magic of her heart. Her piano style is rich and inventive filled with texture, color and space. The Bossa Nova is cool and smooth. The Samba is hot. Her sense of hard edge swing vocals echo the resounding tones of the immortal Ella Fitzgerald.

Fluent in romantic languages, Marcie's romantic homage to Edith Piaf "Les Valses" is a work of art. Her modern interpretation of the classic Jerome Kern composition "The Way You Look Tonight" and the World War II ballad "A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square" utilizes her sweet pensive heartfelt voice to convey her deepest feelings, thoughts and emotions.

"Bells Are Ringing" is the title song composed by Jule Styne, Adolph Green and Betty Comden for the show of the same name, Here Marcie creates her own take on this rather obscure piece.
Her rendition of Sondheim's "Send In The Clowns" is a real gem, memorable and one of her most requested songs.
Freedom and passion are most felt in the swing numbers "Let's Do It" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love".

"Mais Que Nada", a samba made famous by Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66, is performed with an authentic Brazilian style that is hot, sexy and whimsical. While listening you might feel Marcie's personal invitation to join her in the Carnaval parade
In Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)" she takes us to a place in Rio, a familiar place where she spent a great deal of her childhood.

Two brilliant rhythm sections, one in Los Angeles and the other in New York, accompany Marcie and make the jamming all possible. The guitar solos of LA based, Larry Koonse sway serenely in the Bossa Novas. "I Got Rhythm" is her own arrangement that builds into a driving jazz alto sax solo performance by LA based Rusty Higgins.

At the end of the journey through Marcie's enchanted world, we hear a beautiful original composition called, "Reilly's Theme". No words are sung as the vocalizations take the listener to a dreamy and ethereal place.

"Enchantment", a most eclectic CD will capture your heart and leave you yearning to hear more of this greatly diverse artist, entertainer and composer who so easily has integrated jazz, Brazilian music and cabaret.



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Madelon Huurman

Big fan
This CD is as even nice and fine as Marcie self! I'm just loving it!
Love, Madelon from the Netherlands

Gary R. Planck

Simply the Best!
My wife and I love cabaret and go miles to hear the likes of Bobby Short, Carol Sloane, Michael Feinstein, Barbara Lea, and many, many others. We first heard Marcie Castro performing on a Crystal Cruise a few years ago, and immediately enjoyed her talents as singer and pianist. So when "Enchanment" was released, it was quickly acquired and enjoyed, too. Arrangements and renditions of such tunes as "Berkley Square" and "Bells Are Ringing" are simply the best. And at last someone correctly sings "Send in the Clowns." Any cabaret music lover must have this recording.

Lewis Wallach

A truly enchanting CD
I purchased this CD after seeing Ms.Castro perform live. I am very impressed with her singing, arrangements and the musicianship of her and her band. The interpretations of great standards brings new life to these songs and her original numbers are excellent. I recommended the CD to friends with very different musical tastes and all agree with the quality and enjoyablility of this music. I have since ordered additional copies for good friends.

Chuck Speicher

Outstanding.....jazzy, soulful, diverse. An exceptional CD.
This recording really displays the artists mastery of her art form. Her soulful use of musical time--the way she interacts vocally with her own intelligent piano accompaniments--the choice of tunes along with the outstanding band backing them up--all make this an exceptional recording. Her vocal phrasing and sensitive awareness of what is required to make different musical styles work well are a lesson for any musician to study. There is a lot of diverse material here. She is a true virtuoso in her field--this is an excellent and inspiring recording.

Ronald Hughes

Marcie Castro is a true performer. My partner and I had the pleasure of seeing her perform live on the Crystal Cruises. On the cruise we become developed a friendship with this talented performer that we will cherish forever. This CD is just a sample of her true talent. This is just the tip of the iceberg of her real talent. Love to you Marcie..From Bill,Ron & of course ..Aunt Ruthie (NJ/NYC)

Dawna Kimball

A truly uplifting voice that touches your heart
The first time I heard Marcie Castro's cd, I was hooked. Her voice is amazing and you can feel it coming straight from her heart, which, in turn, touches yours. I found myself listening to it over and over again. I am looking very forward to her next cd. She has uncovered a true fan in me. There is so much feeling and debth in her voice, I just can not say enough. I would recommend this cd to anyone. Her musical tallents can not be put into words easily. The word that keeps entering my mind when I listen to her or talk about her is AMAZING! Truly AMAZING!

Jill Vittitow

Stunning - Smarvolous!
This CD is an absolute joy to listen to. Marcie has such a warm and wonderful voice. The songs are great and the quality of the mix is superb. I highly recomend this CD - I've given it to all of my friends!

Barbara And Dale Harris

Remember Her Name!
Marcie Castro. Marcie Castro. Marcie Castro. Remember her name! "Enchantment" is as enchanting as Marcie herself. And as varied--her perfect Portuguese language "Corcovado," the very French "La Vie En Rose," the nostalgic "A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square," a Broadway memory, "Bells are Ringing," and a jazzy "I Got Rhythm" that will life you off your seat. You may have heard the song a thousand times, but Marcie makes it new. Then she surprises you with an original melody from her head and heart. We were fortunate to see her live on shipboard and were overwhelmed with her talent. She has a magical way of reaching out to an audience--she loves them, and they love her. We treasure her and her CD, "Enchantment."

Gareth Howell UK

Marcie Castro just got beautiful. Some people are not obviously beautiful until they sing. Marcie Castro is a shining star in a dark firmament.