Cruise Medium is the magical, musical fusion of Lara-Jane Thompson and Chris Anderson... As Jazz lovers, Lara and Chris have developed an extensive range of jazz covers, from some of the timeless romantic standards we all know and love, to classy-show stopping swing numbers, to fast, fun bossa novas and sambas - ideal for livening up any party or celebration! They like to mix it up and get creative with their arrangements, whilst also maintaining the original essence and beauty of the many classics they cover. Beech Road is a delicious snapshot of their diverse range... You'll likely feel waves of nostalgia wash over you as you listen to songs like "As Time Goes By", "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" and "God Bless The Child"... and then there's the slower, more sultry tones of "Good Morning Heartache" and "Embraceable You"... a little bit of swing with "I've Got You Under My Skin", "But For Now" and "Secret Love"... and a touch of Latin jazz thrown into the mix with "One Note Samba"... The LIVE elements of this recording, with the distant sounds of laughter, chatter and clinking glasses, though subtle for the most part, adds a touch of old-world charm... In one moment you may well have just stepped into a 1940's house party with a softly-lit dance-floor out on the lawn by the lake... couples slow-dancing... waiters floating by with martinis in hand... ladies in their cocktail dresses, waiting with red-rouge lips pursed around their cigarettes for men in suave, tailored suits to come and rescue them with a lighter and whisper sweet nothings in their ears... In another moment you may find yourself transported to a little old swing club packed with people... poker games, dancing, laughter, stories... Beech Road is the perfect soundtrack for your next dinner party, art show, peaceful drive through the countryside or even just your lazy Sunday afternoon at home. It's charming, classy, warm, evocative and fun. Enjoy!
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