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Angel Eyes

by Ike Moriz

South Africa's Tony Bennett of the new millenium - with a twist
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Almost Like Being In Love
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2. Witchcraft
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3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
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4. If I Had You
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5. What A Difference A Day Made
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6. Quando, Quando, Quando
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7. Try A Little Tenderness
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8. Let's Fall In Love
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9. It Could Happen To You
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10. Cheek To Cheek
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11. Angel Eyes
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12. It Had To Be You
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13. We\'ll Be Together Again
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14. One For My Baby
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15. Misty
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
International SA singer, producer & actor IKE MORIZ (Cosmopolitan hot talent) has recently embarked on a journey into the Jazz/Swing world and reemerges with a trilogy of new albums entitled “STARDUST”, “BODY & SOUL” and "ANGEL EYES” (2009) featuring SA saxophonist Willie van Zyl and UK pianist A. McPike produced by Ike himself. The albums are currently being released online and will hit the shelves later this year in South Africa. Ike is drawing from his early Jazz studies in Holland & Germany to bring you this feast of gems from the Jazz & Swing songbook.

The Capetonian has received wide acclaim for his previous 3 albums ‘All Around the World’, ‘Mirrors & Shade’ and ‘Play Me’ and his original songs were played in 17 countries worldwide. Ike has also acted in many major feature films such as ‘Alfie’, ‘Shanghai Knights’ and ‘Love Actually’, while also appearing in local TV programs like TOP BILLING & BACKSTAGE, as well as UK TV series ‘Eastenders’, ‘Family Affairs’ and ‘The Bill’ et al.

Rock legend David Bowie himself voted Ike’s songs as top song of the month on his web site! ‘South Africa’s own indie pop idol’ (The Citizen, Cape Argus) studied music and acting in South Africa, Germany and Holland after a jet-setting childhood. The singer, actor, producer and songwriter spent 5 years in London, fronting rock bands, performing in musicals and running his own label Mosquito Records London, before returning to his favorite country SA. His songs have taken the SA radio charts by storm while his music videos rock SA TV channels with FHM super model Lisa-Marie Schneider in the lead.

In the US, Ike was described as “Bowie without the glam meets Oasis without the self-importance teamed with UK chart alternative without the boredom”. For further information visit www.ikemoriz.com.

PRESS:

"THE RICH RESONANCE OF HIS VOICE MAKES MICHAEL BUBLE'S SEEM RATHER THIN.. COMPARISONS WITH THE GREAT TONY BENNETT ARE INEVITABLE, IKE MORIZ PERFORMING SWING IS THAT GOOD!"
Full Circle Magazine

“SA'S OWN INDIE-POP IDOL” The Citizen

"His rock/indie sound is acoustic and edgy but still made for easy listening!"
Cosmopolitan

"..this cat writes a fine tune. Listen to it wearing velvet & drinking martinis!”
FHM

"Impressive"
Cape Argus

"Fantastic! South Africa’s answer to Ziggy Stardust!”
Barney Simon, TuksFM

"I love it, ... it sounds great!"
KFM

"Bowie without the glam meets Oasis without the self importance teamed with UK chart "alternative" without the boredom."
Indiepop Spinzone, USA

"It's fantastic!"
SA FM

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Leicester Magazine

Outstanding!
The final album in the "Stardust" trilogy; a trio of albums released by Ike Moriz in 2009 that highlighted his love of the American songwriters of the middle decades of the 20th Century. Based in Capetown, SA, where I imagine he's a regular attraction at the more sophisticated end of the nightclub scene, Moriz approaches all his recordings with utter professionalism, whether it's big band balladeering, upbeat indie-pop and glam, or the easy swinging jazz of "Angel Eyes".

As with "Body And Soul" and "Stardust", the two companion records to "Angel Eyes", Willie van Zyl leads the band, British pianist A. McPike provides the majority of the instrumental flare, and Moriz produces. They're a formidable team, and as with previous recordings it's easy to be impressed by both Moriz's performance and the lean, piano-based arrangements. As always there's plenty of material to rave about, and individual songs that sound perfectly suited to the classic BBC Radio 2 format. Three tracks in, their take on Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's "Witchcraft" is outstanding, with Moriz in fine vocal form and McPike expertly dancing around the keys. "Come Rain Or Come Shine" is lazy and languid, with the piano taking on an almost `swampy' mood. "Try A Little Tenderness" became a soul standard in the `60s and `70s, but it was originally recorded by the Ray Noble Orchestra back in 1932. Here Moriz joins the dots with a nod to both camps, and it's undoubtedly one of the highlights here.
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IAE Magazine, Atlanta, Georgia

Angel Eyes is a 15 song smooth jazz dream
The third jazz album in Ike Moriz's 2009 'THE STARDUST TRILOGY', Angel Eyes is a 15
song smooth jazz dream. Again, South Africa's Tony Bennett of the new millenium kisses
the eardrums of his listeners leaving a score of great tunes that force us to sing along.
This album's greatest strength is the fact that it's so well organized, flowing between each
song so smoothly.

"If I Had You" is a romantic love song dating back to the 1920s and has become a
mainstream jazz standard that continues to be performed and used in movie soundtracks
to this day. Having been recorded by such greats as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat
King Cole, Ike's rendition of the tune definitely gives a clear understanding of what this
song would sound like with Tony Bennett on it. I really liked this track with Ike singing it.

Another classic that really stood out on this album is, "Cheek to Cheek". This was first
performed by Fred Astaire in the movie "Top Hat" in 1935 and was inducted in the
Grammy Hall of Fame at the start of the new millenium (2000 AD). I've heard Astaire's
version of the tune and I must admit that hearing it with Ike's accent on certain words
really added a new dimension to the sound. My favorite line in this song is, "Heaven, I'm
in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak...", one of the most memorable
song lyrics in the world.

Angel Eyes rounds out Ike's jazz albums in this series of reviews and I can hardly wait to
hear the next release by Ike in this genre. I'd recommend checking this project out if you
like songs like "It Had To Be You" and "Quando Quando Quando".

Review by: Senseitional
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