Joan Curto | May I Suggest?

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May I Suggest?

by Joan Curto

One of the premiere interpreters of the American Popular Songbook. A Sassy and Sophisticated style, featuring songs ranging from the best in standards to exciting new contemporary composers.
Genre: Easy Listening: Cabaret
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Comes Love
2:56 $0.99
2. Make Me a Kite
3:25 $0.99
3. How Deep Is the Ocean
4:27 $0.99
4. Happy As the Day Is Long
2:19 $0.99
5. May I Suggest
4:46 $0.99
6. If I Were a Bell
3:08 $0.99
7. And I Love You So
4:50 $0.99
8. Mister Monotony
3:25 $0.99
9. Much At All
2:54 $0.99
10. Acapulco
3:08 $0.99
11. It Never Entered My Mind
5:03 $0.99
12. Shakin the Blues Away
2:30 $0.99
13. Good Night, New York
5:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
" Sassy and sophisticated...
unleashing a voice that can pierce the listener's heart
as equally as it caresses the ear"

"May I Suggest," the highly anticipated debut from acclaimed vocalist Joan Curto. Praised by the Chicago Sun Times for her "bold, brassy voice," the recording is a winning collection of classic ballads, standards and jazz favorites. With Joan's musical versatility, the CD is a showcase for what After Dark Chicago calls "a voice that can pierce the listener's heart as equally as it caresses the ear."

Performed in Joan's heartwarming and emotive vocal styling, May I Suggest features the classic sounds of Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin and Frank Loesser to the more contemporary works of Grammy Award Winners; Amanda McBroom, and Julie Gold, Susan Werner and Don McLean.

Among the CD's highlights is an exciting version of Mister Monotony, along with a horn section, conveying a dynamic big band sound. Her tender reading of the title cut features the lush sounds of a string quartet. Other standouts include Joan's energetic Shakin The Blues Away and the emotional closing song written by Best Song Grammy Award winner Julie Gold, Goodnight, New York.
The haunting delivery of It Never Entered My Mind, is alone, worth the reason to treasure the CD.

Providing the musical backdrop to what the Milwaukee's Shepherd Express calls Joan's "powerhouse of a voice," are some of the nation's most sought after musicians, including Scott Mason on bass and Phil Grattaeu on drums. The multi-talented Bobby Schiff, Beckie Menzie and After Dark Award winner Dan Stetzel supply the lush arrangements. Together, they create the stunning musical landscape for May I Suggest.

With one listen you will know why Joan Curto has established herself as one of the new premier female interpreters of the American popular songbook.



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Darlene Haven

A new CD to treasure
I purchased this CD about a month ago, and I absolutely love it! I enjoyed every track, but I do have a few favorites. "How deep is the ocean", the song she dedicated to her husband, is a very gentle melody, and she delivers it straight from her heart. There are other touching songs--each very different from the other. You know how some artists sound the same, regardless of the change in music? This isn't one of those--each seems to be given just the right touch of emotion. Through the CD, you follow along while her heart is broken, she is deeply in love, she is carefree, she mocks love, and she has one fabulous trip to Mexico (laughed out loud in my car when I heard "Aculpulco"). Much to be enjoyed in Ms. Curto's first CD (when is the next one??)

Bob Jelinski

May I Suggest? You Should Definitely Buy
May I Suggest? provides some of the best arrangements of new and old standards (or songs soon to be)as well as a showcase for the great voice of Joan Curto. It's very clear that this lady has loads of talent and her voice is wonderfully highlighted by the musical arrangers and composers she has worked with.

Whether you like jazz, traditional cabaret, and/or a funny song, there is something to please the musical taste on this disc. May I Suggest you buy lots of copies as this disc is a winner!

Pat Allmann

Beautiful, clear voice, warm, wonderful, fun songs to entice you.
This CD is for easy listening and fun to sing along with. Great songs, beautiful clear voice and instrumentation! May I suggest this is the best time of of your life - treat yourself, family and friends to this enjoyable CD.

Tracy Adams

Wonderful songs and wonderful singing!
This CD is wonderful - tunes to touch and warm the heart, and magnificent heartfelt singing. Beautiful arrangements display the best of both the song and the singer. Mr. Monotony never had it so good. May I suggest you buy this!

Carolyn Wehner

Absolutely wonderful!!!!
Joan's voice is stunning, and the interpretive impact comes right through your speakers and is simply riveting. "Much at All" was the highlight for me ... or was it "Acapulco"? It's almost as good as seeing Joan and her collaborators in a live performance.