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|2. Tempo Perdido|
|3. Mar Desconocido|
|4. Taya Tan|
|5. City of Night|
|7. Bukra Wba'do|
|8. Cante e Dance|
|9. Hey Eugene|
|11. Dosvedanya Mio Bombino|
|12. Tea for Two|
"No matter how Pink Martini gets described, there's always an element being overlooked, a reliance on phrases such as lounge, cosmopolitan rumba, or neo-classical that only tells part of this rich story. Impressive at every musician's station, this ensemble produces music that's charming and elegant." -- VARIETY
Pink Martini--the genre-bending, best-selling, supremely talented, and raucously fun twelve-piece ensemble that the New Yorker calls simply "beautiful," sophisticated," and "breathtaking"--returns with Hey Eugene! a twelve-track sonic journey anchored by deft songwriting and a no-holds-barred dose of cabaret showmanship. "We're kind of like musical archaeologists, bringing melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create something that is modern," explains bandleader, artistic director, and founder Thomas Lauderdale.
Delivered with sultry grace by lead singer China Forbes, Hey Eugene! shines throughout--from the golden-era Hollywood melody of "Everywhere" to the French cabaret of "Ojala." Other collaborations anchor the set as well: the pan-world "Dosvedanya, Mio Bombino" with its Latin-meets-Russian beat and globetrotting subject matter, plus the Forbes-Lauderdale-penned sexy sway of "City of Night." Peruvian percussionist Martin Zarzar debuts the romantically complex "Mar Desconocido" and bassist Phil Baker adds the quiet beauty of "Cante e Dance." The group also mines the past for hidden gems, including the Japanese-language track "Taya Tan" and their first-ever recording in Arabic, "Bukra wba'do." Meanwhile, clever lyricism leads to an empowering dose of pop perfection on the title track by Forbes (about a boy she met at a party who asked for her number and never called). Finally, jazz legend Jimmy Scott makes a stunning vocal guest appearance in a duet with Forbes on the closing song "Tea for Two."
With Hey Eugene! Pink Martini has returned with an exhilarating album full of uncompromising musicianship, hope, beauty, and joy!
I liked it but it was the wrong choice for my sister. That is par for the course.Published 25 days ago by reviewer1
My new favorite CD! Now, where can I get that shower curtain? And the dress?Published 2 months ago by Claire Barsic
Love Pink Martini, but was slightly disappointed in the songs on this particularly CD. Really enjoy their music, though.Published 6 months ago by Shelia Padgett
It's Pink Martini! They're a great group and this is a great CD!Published 6 months ago by Handlingsin
It's Pink Martini - of course it's great! I love, love, love this group. Every CD, every song, is different. Read morePublished 8 months ago by midwestgirl
There is almost nothing that Pink Martini does which we are not a fan of and this "Hey Eugene" is no exception. Great music and vibe. Check it out!Published 8 months ago by Really
This is a very fun album! I love playing it at my dinner parties with friends and/or family. Highly recommended.Published 9 months ago by Kelly W