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Magical Kite

by Christine Hitt

"Alternately jazzy, ethereal and soul-emotional vocals and sharp, playful scat mastery. Magical Kite is a soaring masterwork that lives up to its name." JW Vibe by Jonathan Widran
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wade in the Water
4:40 $0.99
2. Magical Kite
4:00 $0.99
3. Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing (feat. Cory Hitt, John Beasley, Leo Amuedo, Eric Hitt, Gene Coye & Walter Rodriguez)
5:39 $0.99
4. Shower the People
5:09 $0.99
5. Yardbird Suite
4:15 $0.99
6. Believe in Me
4:26 $0.99
7. Shine on Harvest Moon
6:23 $0.99
8. Smile
4:17 $0.99
9. Around the World
3:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
MAGICAL KITE, the newest CD from vocalist and multi-instrumentalist CHRISTINE HITT, comprises a range of styles, from standards to gospel to bebop. The selection of songs reflects Hitt’s eclectic tastes and influences, but it’s her innate musicality that elevates and personalizes these songs.
The CD was produced by GEOFFREY KEEZER, the prolific, Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, and arranger, and features JOHN BEASLEY on piano. She’s also accompanied by some of the top jazz musicians in Southern California.
MAGICAL KITE is the long-awaited follow-up to YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO, her 1999 MaxJazz release that featured Hitt on vocals and piano, along with several well-known jazz artists. Hitt’s warm voice can express a rich tapestry of tones, and she sings ballads and swing tunes with equal facility. Keezer’s arrangements truly set this recording apart, but Hitt also wanted the experience of Keezer as an accompanist; she closes the CD with a gentle but emotional duet with him on “Around The World.”

Hitt’s sophisticated lyric interpretations along with her musical chops, MAGICAL KITE is a showcase from an experienced artist with great depth and maturity.

Christine Hitt vocals, John Beasley piano, Fender Rhodes, melodica
Geoffrey Keezer piano (9), Jeff Hamilton drums (1,5,7,8)
Gene Coye drums (2,3,4,6), Leo Amuedo guitar
Bob Sheppard alto sax , Walter Rodriguez percussion
Eric Hitt bass, Erin Bode vocals (4,6), Cory Hitt vocals (2,3,4)

Arranged and produced by Geoffrey Keezer

Executive producer Christine Hitt

Diverse, exciting magic jazz vocals Christine Hitt – MAGICAL KITE : I’ll tell you right now, folks… you have never heard a more exciting vocal rendition of “Wade In The Water” than Christine offers up for your ears on the opener for down & funky new album!

A stellar cast of players supports her magical voice… John Beasley and Geoffrey Keezer on keyboards; Jeff Hamilton and Gene Coye doing drums; Leo Amuedo on guitar; Bob Sheppard on alto sax; Walter Rodriguez with percussion; and Eric Hitt on bass… you’ll hear nothing but musical excellence as you listen to her decidedly different performance of James Taylor’s “Shower The People“… she really owns this song… I’ll go so far as to say that this is the very best cover I’ve heard of Taylor’s song – ever!

The title track, “Magical Kite“, is an original by Christine, and serves as a loving tribute to fathers everywhere… it certainly brought back many memories of kites tangled in cherry trees with my own dad.

I always try to pick the tune that stirred my soul the most on an album, and it was clear to me (after my second listen through the entire set) that her totally unique treatment of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing” is my personal favorite of the nine tunes offered up… it’s not like any other performance of this song you’ve ever heard before.

I give Christine and her high-energy, high-talent players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 for this fine jazz vocal adventure. Get more information on Christine’s website. Rotcod Zzaj

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