Luba Mason
Krazy Love
SSC4106
2009-01-27
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Krazy Love - 3:21
From Me To You - 3:39
Lovely - 3:24
A Summer Night - 3:57
E Com Esse Que Eu Vou - 3:05
Olhos nos Olhos - 5:07
This House - 3:26
Gorgeous Fool - 4:11
Reunion - 4:01
Xmas In July - 3:22

 

Musicians:
Luba Mason - vocals
Renato Neto - piano, keyboards
Jimmy Haslip - acoustic bass
Cassio Duarte - percussion
Sandro Albert - guitar
Marco Costa - drums
Hubert Laws - vocals
Ruben Blades - vocals

On KRAZY LOVE, Luba executes a ‚ “cool, Brazilian mood” with an intimate acoustic sound. Enhanced by Brazilian musician Renato Neto on piano & keyboards (known for accompanying Prince), Luba is joined by top-notch bassist Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), percussionist Cassio Duarte, Sandro Albert on guitar and Marco Costa on drums. Also with guest performances by the world renowned Hubert Laws as well as her husband, Latin great Ruben Blades.
From the title track, “Krazy Love,” which sets the tone for the CD to Luba’s childhood memories of growing up in her parent’s home on “This House”; from the flirtatious vibes of romance on the duet (with Ruben) “And It Is with You I Go” to the feelings of betrayal on the songs “From Me To You” and “A Summer Night”; from the fantasies expressed on “Lovely” to the celebratory mode of “Xmas In July,” Luba’s CD is a personal and heartfelt exploration of love in all its various stages.
A native New Yorker and first generation American, Luba spent her early youth devoted to training in classical voice, piano and dance. The training paid off with her early acceptance to Circle in the Square Theatre School and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, straight out of school, Luba was plucked by Tommy Tune to sing and dance on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning, “THE WILL ROGER’S FOLLIES.”

Reviews:

Christopher Loudon's steamy review of Krazy Love in JazzTimes, April 2009.

Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes - April 2009 read the full article

 

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