Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 7 left in stock.
Sold by MoCo Jazz and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
A Lovely Way To Spend An ... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Item may come repackaged. Factory Sealed. Small crack on item case.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.55
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$17.75
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Cross Country Trading
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening CD

4.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Prime Music Join Prime Prime Members
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
"Please retry"
Streaming 
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, CD, September 4, 2007
"Please retry"
$15.79
$13.99 $10.00

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$15.79 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 7 left in stock. Sold by MoCo Jazz and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
  • +
  • When A Woman Loves A Man
Total price: $31.58
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Calabria's emotional insight and command over the material is staggering. She brings intelligence and ultra-high standards to the music, and has the rare ability to float a lyric without losing her grip on it.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 4, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: MoCo Jazz
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • ASIN: B000VI29ZU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,124 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Calabria Foti Store

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* VINE VOICE on April 14, 2008
Format: Audio CD
"The title 'A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening' perfectly describes this incredible CD from Calabria Foti. It is one of the best records I have ever heard. Calabria is truly a marvelous singer in every way. She has all the technique and musicality you could want, and has the ability to tell a story and touch your heart. Everything about this production sounds just like what I would want it if it were my own. I'm jealous! The string arrangements by Bob McChesney are exquisite, as are his trombone solos. I'm sure you will enjoy this CD as much as I do." ~ Johnny Mandel ~

I couldn't agree more with Johnny Mandel! And coming from a brilliant and talented arranger/composer/conductor himself, he perfectly said all the good things about this sophomore CD of Calabria Foti, "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening." She's one of the most talented and versatile artists who ever graced the world of jazz for she's not only a great singer, but also an arranger, songwriter and violinist as well. You can hear her violin solo on "Do It Again."

With a set of ten timeless and gorgeous standards from the big names of Tin Pan Alley, the likes of George Gershwin, Jimmy McHugh, Cole Porter, Jule Styne, Harold Adamson, among others, Ms. Foti with her impressive vocal art brings glamour with a touch of nostalgia into each song making this CD so listener-friendly and worthy to be in every jazz lover's music collection.

The ingenious charts were flawlessly co-arranged by Ms. Foti with Matt Harris, Trey Henry, and her husband, trombonist/arranger Bob McChesney, who also plays a notable solo on "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening," an all-time favorite of mine.
Read more ›
8 Comments 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
In Ms. Foti's second album, she once again proves her voice is of the highest caliber in the biz; I honestly have never heard better for this genre. Sexy, sultry, perfect intonation, wonderfully clear enunciation, are just a few words to describe her vocal talent. Supported by orchestrations which feature virtuoso jazz trombone and sax playing, these familiar Great American Songbook standards are given new meaning and life.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
A very beautiful voice and great accompaniment. Her voice is so soothing, a delight to listen to! A wonderful experience. Would like to know when another CD of hers is available. Have shared this CD with several friends that have also found this to be an exceptional voice.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By MusicLUVR on September 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This CD is WONDERFUL! Calabria's vocals resonate a sultry passion that is the theme for this modern Jazz masterpiece. Truly one of the best listening experiences that I can remember. This CD will be on my gift giving list for the holiday season- it is PERFECT for anyone who enjoys real talent and muscial craftmanship!
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I had not heard of Calabria Foti until hearing her earlier this year on the jazz station on satellite radio. WOW!

Ms. Foti has it all. She has a beautiful voice and knows how to use it. The voice is a little husky, with little vibrato and a clear tone. Her intonation is perfect. The voice sounds the same throughout her range - she doesn't strain to sing higher or lower, nor does it change with increases in volume.

Her phrasing is impeccable. She knows when to sing a little behind the beat and when to sing "conversationally" by speeding up the syllables in a word or phrase.

The choice of material is also outstanding. There are some well known chestnuts and others not so well known but of equal caliber.

The best things on the album are the medley "I Am Woman/You Fascinate Me So" which is up tempo and really swung, and "I Want To Be Loved" which is sung with great intensity with only the accompaniment of a Fender Rhodes piano.

The arrangements are outstanding as are all of the musicians playing with Ms. Foti.

I cannot praise this album enough. Ms. Foti should have recorded 10 albums by now, not only 2, if the world was just.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I first saw Calabria perform in Las Vegas for the LV Jazz Society. I was stunned by the ease with which she delivered such beautiful sounds. Like a perfectly tuned instrument, she performed flawlessly.
After reading in her Bio.that her Parents are Musicians and enveloped her with love and music throughout her childhood and beyond, you can understand, that's exactly what she imparts when she sings to you --Love and Music.
Mr. Sinatra did a few tunes that I think would be great for Calabria (if she's listening) 1) "Please be Kind". 2) "Come Rain or Come Shine". 3) And I love the lyrics in this one, "A Garden in the Rain".
I have her last two CDs "When a Woman Loves a Man" and "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" and I'm looking forward to many more.
I expect to see and hear a lot more of Calabria in the near future in the Movie theaters, Television and Showrooms of the world. She's a very beautiful and talented woman.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
This is truly an outstanding album. Calabria has a beautiful voice and the superb musicianship to bring out the best in every song she performs. She also has a gorgeous violin sound, and impeccalbe phrasing. The musicians backing her are marvelous, and Bob McChesney plays some unbelieveable trombone solos. The quality of the production is first-rate in every respect. I echo Johnny Mandel's comment that this is one of the best albums I have ever heard.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category