Ike Moriz | Charade

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by Ike Moriz

Smooth, sexy, classy and jazzy vocals over beautiful latin arrangements of all time hits/standards/crooners
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Charade
2:28 $0.99
2. Amapola
3:27 $0.99
3. I Just Called To Say I Love You
4:18 $0.99
4. Dance, Ballerina, Dance
2:36 $0.99
5. Sway
2:14 $0.99
6. So Nice (samba De Verão)
4:23 $0.99
7. Our Day Will Come
3:25 $0.99
8. Close Your Eyes
5:33 $0.99
9. Let's Face the Music And Dance
2:56 $0.99
10. It Might As Well Be Spring
3:58 $0.99
11. Close To You
4:03 $0.99
12. How Insensitive (insensatez)
2:59 $0.99
13. Taking A Chance On Love
2:47 $0.99
14. I Have Dreamed
3:05 $0.99
15. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
3:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
This collection of classic torch songs, standards & crooners in beautiful latin arrangements topped with the smooth and sexy vocals of Ike Moriz is inspired by the 1963 movie 'Charade' with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. The infamous title song was written by the songwriting genius that is Henri Mancini.

Ike’s 9th studio album to date contains 15 tracks made for easy listening ranging from Nat King Cole's hits 'Dance Ballerina Dance', 'Let's Face the Music and Dance' and Dean Martin's 'Sway' to Stevie Wonder's 'I Just Called to Say I Love You'. You will be amazed by the lovely sound & samba,mambo, bossanova & salsa arrangements of these musical gems.

Further tracks among others include the Spanish version of 'Amapola', the gentle & triste 'How Insensitive' (Insensatez), The Carpenter's hits 'Close To You' & 'Our Day Will Come' as well as Jobim's light & shiny 'So Nice' (Samba De Verao).

Like on his previous Jazz/Swing albums Ike has once again recorded with multitalented SA navy big band leader Willie van Zyl (saxophones, clarinet) and UK pianist A.McPike.

An album not to be missed!

Track List:

01) Charade
02) Amapola
03) I just called to say I love you
04) Dance, Ballerina, Dance
05) Sway
06) So Nice (Samba De Verao)
07) Our Day Will Come
08) Close Your Eyes
09) Let's Face The Music And Dance
10) It Might As Well Be Spring
11) Close To You
12) How Insensitive (Insensatez)
13) Taking A Chance On Love
14) I Have Dreamed
15) Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)



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IAE Magazine, Atlanta, Georgia

..a truly elegant piece of music that oozes with passion.. Every song is a must
Songwriting - 3.75 || Music - 4.0 || Vocals - 3.5
Web: www.ikemoriz.com
Location: Cape Town, WC, ZA
Genre: Latin Jazz
Key Tracks: Dance Ballerina Dance

Ike Moriz's album, Charade, is yet another incredible compilation of jazz songs that will
resonate with any fan of the Latin Jazz genre. This is one of two jazz albums released in
2010 by the man I have officially dubbed, 'The Voice of South Africa'. This project brings
forth a sexy and classy vibe that should be enjoyed in those intimate moments with the
one you love.

"Dance, Ballerina, Dance" is a truly elegant piece of music that oozes with passion and
one that I have listened to a half-dozen times. Ike did the song justice and really gave it
his own jazzy style. Previously recorded by greats like the late great Nat King Cole and
Frank Sinatra, this classic jazz tune was revived by Ike Moriz and given a new suit to
wear. Ike's vocal delivery on this song puts him into that elite category of artists today
who deserve to be heard and appreciated. You don't want to miss this treat to ears; go
check it out.

"Close Your Eyes" is an easy listening gem that fits Ike's amazing baritone voice. This
song gives me this amazing sense of calm, taking my mind off how tough of a day I just
had. The piano kisses the eardrums softly and adds the perfect backdrop to this
priceless composition. Don't cheat yourself by ignoring this song.

Again, Ike Moriz has chosen some of the most classic songs to cover and put together on
one project. On Charade you will find classics like: I Just Called To Say I Love You,
Charade (title track), It Might As Well Be Spring, and Taking A Chance On Love. Every
song is a must hear.

Review by: Senseitional

Rob F.

As always, Moriz is in good voice
Ike Moriz - Charade (Mosquito Records London)
Inspired by Stanley Donen's 1963 movie "Charade" (with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant), Ike Moriz' 2010 release employs Latin arrangements to a collection of jazz vocal standards, as well as a smattering of latter-day pop songs. As always Moriz is in good voice, and with pianist A. McPike on exceptionally fine form, "Charade" is an album to cherish. Although, there is a question mark regarding one song selected, namely Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called To Say I Love You", a composition widely regarded as the artistic and critical nadir of Wonder's illustrious career. Having said that, Moriz' arrangement makes the most of it, though when compared with his takes on the Mancini / Mercer title track, or Joseph LaCalle's "Amapola" it feels decidedly pedestrian - as it always was.

But let's not worry about that. CD players are programmable for a reason, and there are 14 other tracks to be enjoyed. One of the real pleasures of hearing Moriz apply himself to the easy listening songbook is the particular timbre of his voice. So when he sings incredibly well known songs such as Irving Berlin's "Let's Face The Music And Dance" or Norman Gimbel's "Sway", we feel no need to draw comparisons with other versions by Nat King Cole or Dean Martin, simply because they sound so different. The album ends with a refined version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", a fitting conclusion to a fine, mellow album.