Gigi MacKenzie ‎– Skylark

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Morpheus Music ‎– CD-1714Z
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1 Moonlight In Vermont
Drum Programming, Keyboards – Bobby ZeeFlute – Robert KyleLead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Drum Programming, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzieWritten-By – J. Blackburn*, K. Suessdorf*
3:30
2 The Shadow Of Your Smile
Guitar – Carlos Rios (2)Lead Vocals, Percussion – Gigi MacKenziePiano, Keyboards – Bobby ZeeWritten By – J. Mandel, P. F. Webster
4:56
3 Small World
Keyboards, Bass – Bobby ZeeLead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzieWritten-By – Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim
4:56
4 Embraceable You
Arranged By – Steve Lawrence (10)Backing Vocals – Angie Jaree, Carlos Rios (2), Carmen Carter, Terry WoodDrum Programming – Bobby ZeeGuitar – Mike Miller (7)Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drum Programming – Gigi MacKenzieWritten-By – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin*
4:09
5 Stranger In Paradise
Guitar, Keyboards – Carlos Rios (2)Lead Vocals – Gisele MacKenzieLead Vocals, Producer – Gigi MacKenzieMastered By – Bobby ZeeMixed By – Jess SutcliffeOrchestra – The Axel Stordahl Orchestra*Orchestrated By – Carlos Rios (2)Producer, Recorded By, Arranged By, Engineer – Carlos Rios (2)Written By – G. Forrest, R. Wright
4:05
6 Come Rain Or Come Shine
Backing Vocals – Angie Jaree, Carlos Rios (2), Carmen Carter, Terry WoodGuitar, Keyboards, Percussion – Bobby ZeeLead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Gigi MacKenziePercussion – Sally Maxwell, Robin PostSaxophone – Robert KyleWritten-By – H. Arlen, J. H. Mercer*
4:31
7 Let's Make A Go Of It
Arranged By – Steve LawerenceLead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzieTenor Saxophone – Robert KyleWritten By – Gigi MacKenzie, C. Beck, Steve Lawerence
4:17
8 Cry Me A River
Backing Vocals – Angie Jaree, Carlos Rios (2), Carmen Carter, Gigi MacKenzie, Terry WoodDrum Programming – Bobby ZeeGuitar – Bruce WatsonLead Vocals, Drum Programming – Gigi MacKenzieWritten-By – A. Hamilton*
4:29
9 Blue Moon
Acoustic Guitar – Mike Miller (7)Backing Vocals – Angie Jaree, Carlos Rios (2), Carmen Carter, Terry WoodDrums, Keyboards – Bobby ZeeLead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzieSaxophone – Robert KyleWritten-By – I. Hart, R. Rogers*
4:46
10 Tenderly
Lead Vocals, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzieTenor Saxophone – Robert KyleWritten By – W. Gross, J. Lawrence
5:02
11 Hey There (Instrumental)
Electric Guitar, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzieGuitar – Mike Miller (7)Written By – R. Adler, J. RossWritten-By – J. Ross*, R. Adler*
3:18
12 Skylark
Lead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzieSoprano Saxophone – Robert KyleWritten-By – H. Carmichael*, J. Mercer*
4:19
13 Almost Like Being In Love (Instrumental)
Drum Programming, Keyboards – Bobby ZeeElectric Guitar, Drum Programming – Gigi MacKenzieFlute – Robert KyleWritten By – A. J. Lerner, F. Loewe
3:31
14 Good Morning Heartache
Lead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzieSoprano Saxophone – Robert KyleWritten By – E. Drake, D. Fisher, I. Higginbotham
4:55
15 That's All
Guitar – Mike Miller (7)Keyboards – Bobby ZeeLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Christopher CrossLead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzieWritten By – A. Brandt, H. Haymes
4:51
16 Moonlight In Vermont (Instrumental)
Drum Programming, Keyboards – Bobby ZeeElectric Guitar, Drum Programming, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzieFlute – Robert KyleWritten By – J. Blackburn, K. Suessdorf
3:30

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Gigi MacKenzie, daughter of famous television and recording artist Gisele MacKenzie, releases debut CD on Morpheus Music label after tragic fire.

“This CD literally came up from the ashes of disaster,” said Gigi MacKenzie. After having recorded the entire CD, Gigi received a call one night that the studio, which contained all of the masters for the CD and all her instruments, had been destroyed by a fire. “The whole record was gone” said the vocalist. Yet, she still managed to “resurrect” it in seven months. “You can quit or push on. We chose to keep going.”

This venturesome vocalist has recorded and performed all over the world with many celebrity artists including Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Nigel Olssen, Davey Johnstone, Dave Koz, Karla Bonoff, David Crosby, Gladys Knight, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Tom Scott, Sandy West and many more.

You have no doubt heard Gigi on CDs, the radio, TV and in the movies. Having been a top LA studio singer for over ten years, Gigi has recorded national commercials for IBM, Ford and Toyota, major movie soundtracks including “Mr. Holland’s Opus” and the main theme to the hit police drama series, “Nash Bridges.”

"Amazing, sultry, sexy and cool", best describes Gigi MacKenzie's debut album Skylark on the Morpheus Music label. An extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, the singer has a smooth magnetic style with a sultry alto range that has been compared to Sade and the late great Karen Carpenter.

Gigi brings a fresh style to beautiful jazz standards in this electrifying solo album. Her captivating sound that melds sprinkles of R&B with a good dose of modern jazz makes these songs breathe new life. Not only is her voice deliciously magnetic with a huge range, but a sense of intimacy unfolds as she accompanies herself on guitar, drums and percussion as well. These imaginative arrangements will make it feel as if you're hearing these great songs for the very first time.

Skylark is a loving tribute to her mother, the late Gisele MacKenzie, star of both stage and screen. She attained huge popularity in the 1950's when she appeared in such hit TV shows as: "The Gisele MacKenzie Show," "Your Hit Parade" and as a regular on "The Jack Benny Show." Gisele, a major recording artist on Capitol and RCA/Victor Records enjoyed a #1 hit of her own called "Hard to Get" in 1957.

As a tribute to her mother Gigi has, through the power of technology, produced a wonderful heart-warming duet with her mother (a la Natalie and Nat King Cole) from a recording Gisele made in 1956 of "Stranger in Paradise."

Gigi’s voice soars with a collection of fifteen fresh arrangements of her favorite standards and one original. “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Cry Me a River,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Good Morning Heartache,” “Embraceable You” highlights the eclectic stylings of this dynamic performer. In the tradition of the jazz standards of yesterday, “Let’s Make a Go of It” was written and arranged by Gigi.

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  • Barcode: 8 87580 17142 1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD-17142 Gigi MacKenzie Skylark(CD + 16xFile, MP3) Morpheus Music CD-17142 US 2006 Sell This Version

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