First album “OPEN RELATIONSHIP BLUES” available soon
Filmed in Belgium 1965 this concert shows Caterina singing and swinging up-tempo numbers, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin songs, Ballads, German Schlager and Broadway Tunes in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese and to top it all off she plays acoustic and jazz guitar, tap dances and even juggles. No wonder she is considered worldwide to be the most versatile Entertainer of her time!!!
This is one in many of filmed Caterina Valente performances which unfortunately got lost over the years… but in this case, an old 16mm film was found and restored.
We are glad to have been able to save this document of an extraordinary Singer, Musician and Performer and bring it to you. We are convinced that you will enjoy the talents of the Grande Dame of Entertainment Ms. Caterina Valente.
Due to some important issues that SOUNDCLOUD has not yet been able to resolve we have ended our integration with Soundcloud as of November of 2018. We’ll communicate if we partner with them again in the future!
GET THE BEST OF ERIC VAN ARO WITH HIS NEW ALBUM “FROM THE BEGINNING AND MORE”
by Andrew Braith Thursday, 14 December 2017
Eric van Aro has just released a new album “From the beginning and more”. It can be seen as an anthology spanning the past 20 years of his recording career, or more commonly known as a ‘greatest hits’ or ‘best of’ compilation.
Eric’s decorated career as a musician reaches back over 4 decades. Well versed in multi genres, he carved his way and settled his identity primarily as a jazz vocalist.
“From The Beginning and more”, released by the ERAKI label, boasts 17 tracks of Eric’s best material; some of which are previously unreleased songs, and also an additional two new releases, never heard before.
Here’s a quick look at some of the stylistic versatile tracks:
- A touching folk ballad “Until It’s time For You To Go”- The first recording of Eric accompanying himself on the guitar.
- The swinging “Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes”, with Caterina Valente on guitar and the late Silvio Francesco on clarinet.
- A jazzy influenced, “Put the Weight on My Shoulder”, with the soulful trumpet of Franco Ambrosetti
- A Latin jazz version of “the Christmas song” https://youtu.be/RQJfsHuCRFw with the dynamic Iguazu acoustic trio
- A rocking version of David Bowie’s “This Is Not America”.
- “From the Beginning”: https://youtu.be/1clRKObUfjA
Plus three, energy filled EDM remixes of Eric’s dance music hits. –
- “Evil Games” https://youtu.be/GyVr0_zuHeU
Eric recently commented about this album:
“I’m a lucky guy who gets to sing some really exquisite songs. Listening to them now proves me right and serving them was absolute pure joy. I must admit that to my ears today I do sound half as bad as I thought back then”.
Throughout the years Eric van Aro has seen a great response by top music critics, including the likes of Don Heckmann who said: “The combination of high quality vocalizing, stylistic versatility and stellar musical setting clearly identify Eric van Aro as one of the current music world’s most appealing male vocalists”.
About Eric van Aro:
Singer, songwriter and producer Eric van Aro is a highly notable European talent who has carved out quite a niche’ for himself in the jazz vocal genre and has experimented successfully with a deluge of other artistic and musical genres. With 5 solo albums under his belt, and 2 Albums with THE EGH PROJECT (both of whom made it to the top 10 worldwide EDM charts) Eric van Aro successfully continues to surprise audiences with consummate musical versatility.
The album is available on iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, Spotify, and all other major online music distribution portals worldwide.
Eric van Aro’s “… from the Beginning and more” is an anthology spanning the past 20 years of his recording career. His private music vault holds all the master tapes he’s recorded for the past 2 decades. Now, he’s sharing 17 songs which include 2 brand new recordings, previously unreleased tracks, alternative versions and EDM remixes.
Highlights include: The touching ballad Until it’s time for you to go the first recording of Eric accompanying himself on the guitar, the jazzy Rhythm in my nursery rhymes with Caterina Valente on guitar and the late Silvio Franceso on clarinet, Put the weight on my shoulder with the soulful trumpet of Franco Ambrosetti, the Latin version of The Christmas Song with the dynamic Iguazu acoustic trio and a live version of the swinging Miles Blowin.
Reflecting on the album, Eric noted, “I’m a lucky guy who gets to sing some really exquisite songs. Listening to them now proves me right… serving them was absolute pure joy.
The words of renowned music critic Don Hekmann describe the album perfectly: The combination of high quality vocalizing, stylistic versatility and stellar musical setting clearly identify Eric van Aro as one of the current music world’s most appealing male vocalists!