Christine Spero

Christine Spero

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Jazz - Contemporary | Tannersville, New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 167   
Member Since: 2003
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My Spanish Dream

2007

Lush vocal harmonies and daring arrangements of the latest Brazilian/Latin inspired pop/jazz by pianist/singer Christine Spero and her group.This CD...

My Spanish Dream

2007

Latin - Jazz

Lush vocal harmonies and daring arrangements of the latest Brazilian/Latin inspired pop/jazz by pianist/singer Christine Spero and her group.This CD was a joy to record as it includes songs that are especially close to my heart. The title track, "My Spanish Dream" is a song of longing. Spain is among the places I'd love to see and the visions that I have of it from Spanish literature and music are often on my mind. I hope that the imagery leaves the listener with the same warm feeling I have. "Don't Say No" will really get you dancing with the samba rhythms and the vocal soli was so much fun to record! "Caribbean Nights" was a Finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition/Jazz Category. It can also be heard on "We Call It Music" but we kicked it up a notch with some voices and a steeldrum track. A journey across the country on mountain bikes by my son, Jake and his college friend, Dave, led me to write "Just So You Know". They traveled from Buffalo, New York to Burbank, California, pulling 65 lb. trailers to raise money for Cradle Beach, a camp for handicapped children in Buffalo. I lived that trip through Jake's eyes and in the back of my mind I kept what he told me of his experiences. The vivid pictures he'd leave me with after each phone call home later came out in my song. The riders had to race to make the fireworks at Mount Rushmore on the 3rd of July and I'm sure that their wheels hummed through the marvelous, majestic beauty of the Black Hills in South Dakota. The "moonscape on the earth" is the Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. I pictured them riding through a sea of lava flows; through weird and scenic landscapes of cinder cones and sagebrush. This song is dedicated to them and their amazing feat.They will be riding with a team of four in June 2007 from Alaska to Argentina to raise money to build a school in Maderas, Nicaragua.(www.bikingforabetterworld.org)

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