Best Of Jacintha - Stereo (2008)

Fred E. Weatherly, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Alan Bergman, Michel Legrand, Al Dublin, Harry Warren, Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, Vinicius De Moraes, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer, Joseph Kozma, George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, Luiz Bonfa, Billy Barnes, Francis Lai, Jerry Keller, Pierre Barouh, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Ziggy Elman, Ann Ronell, Burt Bacharach, Hal David

Jacintha

For the first time ever, Groove Note presents a collection of the finest recordings by the incomparable Jacintha. Spanning a decade of musical output, this set is the definitive Jacintha sound.

With a timeless voice that resonates across the world, Jacintha is quickly becoming a modern classic. Her interpretations are smooth and sensuous, ranging from ballads to bossa nova. Jacintha is able to bring poignancy to any lyric, with a delivery that is both sultry and relaxing.

New fans and seasoned devotees alike will be amazed at the clarity of presentation on this compilation. Modern jazz has never sounded quite like Jacintha, and Jacintha has never sounded quite like this!

Tracks include Danny Boy, The Look Of Love, Autumn Leaves, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Something Cool, Light My Fire, O Ganso and many many other great sounding tracks. Almost 75 minutes of non-stop Jacintha. 

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Jacintha

Jacintha is a popular vocalist, actress and journalist known for her performances and writing in both the United States and Singapore. She was born in 1957 to musician parents, the Sri Lankan classical guitarist Alex Abisheganaden, a recipient of the Cultural Medallion, and a Chinese mother who sang and played the piano. She studied piano and voice from her early teens and also sang in the Singapore Youth Choir, where she met her future collaborator Dick Lee.

Growing up, Jacintha listened to a wide variety of music – not only vocal jazz and traditional pop, but also artists who ranged from Stevie Wonder to Joni Mitchell to South African singer Miriam Makeba. Jacintha was a big fan of Brazilian bandleader Sergio Mendes during her upbringing. Jacintha was educated at Marymount Convent School, Raffles Institution and the National University of Singapore, where she graduated with an honors degree in English. She then went to America where she studied creative writing at Harvard University. Jacintha first came to prominence in 1976 when she won a local television talent contest, Talentime, singing jazz. She continued this winning streak in 1981, when she nabbed the Best Female Performer award for her role as Nurse Angamuthu in General Hospital at the Drama Festival.

In 1983, Jacintha released her debut album Silence. The new wave album, containing a cover of the Bee Gees' "Run to Me", was reviewed positively, with The Straits Times calling it "probably the most impressive debut album...from a local singer." In the mid-1990s, actor Lim Kay Tong introduced Jacintha to Ying Tan, who signed her to his Groove Note label. Her first jazz album was released in 1998: Here's To Ben – A Vocal Tribute To Ben Webster. Jacintha's second album for the Groove Note label, Autumn Leaves: The Songs of Johnny Mercer (1999) has seen the title track being used for TV series Alias, while the bonus track "Here's to Life" was used as the title track for the Hollywood movie Play It to the Bone.

In 2004, Jacintha performed her own cabaret jazz show, The Angina Monologues at the Old Parliament House, Singapore. In 2006, she served as a judge on the second season of Singapore Idol. In 2012, she returned to the stage after 13 years, playing herself in Ong Keng Sen's National Broadway Company, a musical commissioned for the Esplanade – Theatre on the Bay's 10th anniversary.

photo: from booklet 'The Girl from Bossa Nova'

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Best Of Jacintha - Stereo (2008)

Fred E. Weatherly, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Alan Bergman, Michel Legrand, Al Dublin, Harry Warren, Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, Vinicius De Moraes, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer, Joseph Kozma, George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, Luiz Bonfa, Billy Barnes, Francis Lai, Jerry Keller, Pierre Barouh, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Ziggy Elman, Ann Ronell, Burt Bacharach, Hal David

Jacintha

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Groove Note presents a collection of the best performances by the incomparable singer Jacintha. Drawing on a decade of recordings, this album represents Jacintha's best possible business card. Jacintha sings modern classics with a style that is at the same time elegant and sensual and covers a range of genres from ballads to bossa nova. Jacintha manages to give a special meaning to each song, with a style that is both brilliant and intimate. Jacintha's large following will be captivated by the extraordinary beauty of this compilation. Modern Jazz has always been best represented by Jacintha. Simply indispensable.

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Best Of Jacintha - Stereo (2008)

Fred E. Weatherly, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Alan Bergman, Michel Legrand, Al Dublin, Harry Warren, Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, Vinicius De Moraes, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer, Joseph Kozma, George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, Luiz Bonfa, Billy Barnes, Francis Lai, Jerry Keller, Pierre Barouh, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Ziggy Elman, Ann Ronell, Burt Bacharach, Hal David

Jacintha

Analog Recording Equipment: Ampex ATR-100
Cables: AudioQuest
Digital Converters: EMM Labs ADC-8, Sony
Executive Producers: Ying Tan and Sebastian Koh
Mastering Engineers: Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA, David Glaser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder CO
Mastering Room: DSD 128 and DSD 256 Download Files Created by Tom Caulfield at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab, Marshfield, MA
Microphones: AKG C-12, C-12A, KM-54, Lomo 19, 19a, Neumann M-47, M-49, M-50, U-47FET, U-67, Royer 121, 122, Sony C-55p, Sennheiser 441, 421, Telefunken 251
Notes:

We are pleased to announce the availability of Groove Note releases in DSD 128 and DSD 256, in addition to the original DSD 64 releases.

These higher bit rate DSD 128 and DSD 256 releases are all pure DSD created. They are not up samplings, for there are no PCM or DXD conversions involved in their production. They are re-modulations of the original DSD 64 encoding modulation that produced the DSD 64 releases. The sonic advantage to these new Stereo and Multichannel DSD 128 and DSD 256 releases, as with all higher DSD bit rate releases, is the wider frequency passband prior to the onset of modulation noise.This results in the listener’s DAC using gentler and more phase linear filters for playback of the music.

Producers: Joe Harley, Ying Tan
Recording Engineers: Michael C. Ross, John Sorenson, Greg Burns
Recording location: Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA, Cello Studios, Hollywood, Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA
Recording Software: Sony Sonoma DSD Workstation
Recording Type & Bit Rate: Analog, DSD 64fs
Special Thanks: David Kawakami, Gus Skinas and Lon Neumann of the Sony Super Audio CD Project

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Tracks.
1.
The Look Of Love
Burt Bacharach,Hal David
00:04:07   N/A
2.
Willow Weep For Me
Ann Ronell
00:05:32   N/A
3.
And The Angels Sing
Johnny Mercer,Ziggy Elman
00:03:49   N/A
4.
California Dreaming
John Phillips,Michelle Phillips
00:05:40   N/A
5.
O Ganso
Luiz Bonfa
00:04:45   N/A
6.
A Man And A Woman
Francis Lai,Jerry Keller,Pierre Barouh
00:05:18   N/A
7.
Something Cool
Billy Barnes
00:06:07   N/A
8.
Mahna Da Carnaval
George David Weiss,Hugo Peretti,Luigi Creatore,Luiz Bonfa,Vinicius De Moraes
00:06:10   N/A
9.
Autumn Leaves
Jacques Prevert,Johnny Mercer,Joseph Kozma
00:07:44   N/A
10.
Once I Loved
Antonio Carlos Jobim,Vinicius De Moraes
00:03:36   N/A
11.
Light My Fire
Jim Morrison,John Densmore,Ray Manzarek,Robby Krieger
00:04:07   N/A
12.
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Al Dublin,Harry Warren
00:04:55   N/A
13.
Windmills Of Your Mind
Alan Bergman,Michel Legrand
00:06:13   N/A
14.
Waters Of March
Antonio Carlos Jobim
00:04:13   N/A
15.
Danny Boy
Fred E. Weatherly
00:07:21   N/A

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