Busy Being Free

BARBARA FASANO

“Barbara Fasano sings with such deeply felt belief in her material that the art she practices is closer to pure expression than interpretation. Her take on ‘Photographs,’ in which she brings at least three levels to the song at the same time, is worth the price of the CD.” ~ David Hajdu, The Nation

 

 

 

Barbara Fasano is a favorite of critics and audiences alike. Perhaps critic and author James Gavin said it best when he wrote about her, “A much-lauded cabaret artist, known for her big-city smarts; her sultry, purring voice; a repertoire that spans eras; and a flair for mining overlooked truths and wry humor from even the most familiar classics. She seems incapable of singing an unintelligent or unmusical phrase.” And Stephen Holden, writing in The New York Times, enthused “Ms. Fasano, who suggests a lighter-voiced Lena Horne, is a lyrically sensitive interpreter.”

PRAISE FOR BUSY BEING FREE:

“An accomplishment worth singing about. And sing she does. The lady has things to say here. And, she does so without gimmicks. Borrowing from the tapestry of her life, she imbues truth in her delivery at every turn. It’s all here on her fourth CD, Busy Being Free. It all comes together on this compelling disc that deserves wide attention as it brings this thrush to a new level.” - John Hoglund, Cabaret Scenes

“As a singer always at the top of her game, on this CD she’s doing the best singing she’s ever done. Every vowel, every consonant is intelligent, lush and sexy.” - David Finkle, Huffington Post

“All in all, this is a consistently engaging album by a terrific singer and the cats who surround her.” - Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

“Fasano is as savvy as she is sophisticated. This is a singer who has something to say. This is a singer who is determined to remain fiercely herself. And this is a singer who has perfected being intoxicatingly sublime.” -David Hurst, New York Arts Review

Tracks

1.    How Little We Know
2.    Cactus Tree
3.    Remind Me
4.    Dancing in the Dark
5.    If I Loved You
6.    It Never Was You
7.    Roundabout
8.    The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
9.    Time Flies
10.  I Got Lost in His Arms
11.   Hurry on Down
12.  But Beautiful
13.  Photographs
14.  Where or When

SONGWRITERS: JONI MITCHELL | NELLIE LUTCHER | JIMMY WEBB | RICHARD RODGERS AND LORENZ HART | KURT WEILL AND MAXWELL ANDERSON | ARTHUR SCHWARTZ AND HOWARD DIETZ | JEROME KERN AND DOROTHY FIELDS | PHILIP SPRINGER AND CAROLYN LEIGH | VERNON DUKE AND OGDEN NASH | JIMMY VAN HEUSEN AND JOHNNY BURKE | RICHARD RODGERS AND OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II | ALEC WILDER AND FRAN LANDESMAN

RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2015

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