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by Vivo

Our sound - mixing vocals, piano, violin, ukulele, guitar, clarinet and bass clarinet - is a bit of a surprise. Listen, and you'll feel a range of emotions, from being simply charmed to absolutely moved. Eclectic and original - you'll be transported.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Habitually Late
3:16 $0.99
2. Let's Do It
3:22 $0.99
3. Danny Boy
5:23 $0.99
4. So in Love
5:04 $0.99
5. Bad Karma
3:40 $0.99
6. Fly Me to the Moon
3:22 $0.99
7. Gotta Make It My Own
3:48 $0.99
8. Night and Day
4:02 $0.99
9. Sweet Pea
3:02 $0.99
10. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
3:44 $0.99
11. Nothing Now
4:03 $0.99
12. Habitually Late (Reprise)
3:15 $0.99
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Album Notes
As listeners, you will be delighted and surprised by our eclectic mix of songs. You'll experience a range of emotions, from being simply charmed to absolutely moved. VIVO appeals to those who long for romance, adventure, nostalgia and something different in the live music experience. The combination of sounds - which includes vocals, piano, violin, ukulele, guitar, clarinet and bass clarinet - is all acoustic and a bit of a surprise.

VIVO is the melding of sounds from three musicians who are accomplished in their own right:

- Pianist, vocalist, ukulele player and award-winning songwriter Ruth Shiroma Foster
- Hoku award-winning violinist Duane Padilla, who also plays with the Hot Club of Hulaville and the Hawai`i Symphony and has recently added rhythm guitar to his list of skills
- Clarinetist, composer and arranger Norman Foster, who plays with the Hawai`i Symphony and has for many years played in a range of styles, include jazz improvisation and pop.

The VIVO sound is warm and retrospective. VIVO features original works by Ruth and new interpretations on a range of favorites. With the range of song selections and combination of instruments the trio brings to the stage, VIVO can't easily be categorized, but audiences have noted that the group's passionate style and its attention to creating beautiful music is what unifies the quality of VIVO's sound.

LINER NOTES by Harvey Dickson

VIVO's sound makes it easy to imagine a promotional tour for their new CD. A week at Le Caveau de la Huchette
in Paris in the 1950s. A few sets at the Knitting Factory in Lower Manhattan, autumn of 1987. A Saturday night
showcase in the Blue Peacock ballroom at the Royal Hawaiian in 1936. The music would kill at any of those
places at any time. Just like it kills at the regular shows they've been doing in Honolulu's Chinatown: a little jazz,
a little Great American Songbook, a little Island magic.
First Ruth and that classic voice. And by classic I mean she has a sense of phrasing that belongs to her and no one
else. I can't think of anyone whose vocal lines surprise me more. Every solo that Duane takes on violin, even when
I've seen him play live, is perfectly crafted: no wasted notes, everything wrapped up by the end as if he knew he was going there all along. And Norm with that clarinet that sounds so human you struggle to make out individual
words. Sometimes he carries a melody; other times he's the rhythm section.
Everything VIVO touches has restraint, depth and, especially in their originals, a sense of fun. "Nothing Now"
is a hit song looking for a Broadway show. Listen to the CD. Catch them live where you can. Me? I want to dance at the Royal Hawaiian, 1936, while VIVO plays "Night and Day.”



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