Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pink Martini - Sympathique

Pink Martini was the brainchild of classically trained pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale and vocalist China Forbes; fusing a vast array of influences spanning Cuban jazz to music hall to film scores, the group honed an exotic sound which led to their 1997 debut LP, Sympathique. Rather than simply aping legendary artists in their prime--and fooling only a few dim bulbs in the process--band shakes things up by writing its own material, or at least creating tasteful new arrangements that fit within the band’s unique post-lounge framework. Hard to describe, incredible to listen to. Think of the soundtrack to a surreal 1940's European spy movie and you might get close. Cool no matter what. For you surf fans --check out - No Hay Problema - some of the best spanish spagetti guitar you will hear.

1. Amado Mio 2. No Hay Problema 3. Sympathique 4. Qué Sera Sera 5. La Soledad 6. Donde Estas, Yolanda? 7. Andalucia 8. Song Of The Black Lizard 9. Never On Sunday 10. Brazil 11. Lullaby



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