My last several contest have been books, and books are great, you can’t really experience the world from reading alone. Sometimes you have to listen. This week’s contest is Paris to Cuba by Mario Grigorov. I’ve personally had several tracks from the CD on my iPod the last week. Here is the description of the album:
From the co-creator of Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart-topper Aria, comes Paris to Cuba. The ten tracks on Paris To Cuba are the embodiment of summertime. Composed and created by Mario Grigorov, the album’s sound conjures up beautiful complexions, mid-afternoon mojitos, linen garments, and vintage Cadillacs. This is music that immediately evokes an aural landscape, a narrative of striking up a wandering romance with a stranger, a “paseo” through Plaza Vieja or a sunset on the Seine. Lilting, sensual brass sections flirt with gentle vocals on “I See”, “Every Little Movement”, and “Snake Eyes”- the three tracks which feature singer Melissa Newman. Blending hints of Pink Martini, Madeleine Peyroux and Buena Vista Social Club, the percussion section laps as a wave on an empty beach. It is easy for the listener to get lost in the guitar solos, mysterious accordion and nostalgic, sweeping strings.
I’ll randomly pick five winners who will get a free copy of the CD or a digital download of the album (because it is the 21st century and CD’s are sooooo 80’s)
All you have to do to win this musical celebration of summer is to leave a comment saying what your plans are for the rest of this summer. If you happen to live in the southern hemisphere, just tell us what you are planning to do next summer.