Carol Rossio Discography - January 7, 2012
All three cds now available on iTunes and cdbaby.com:
Pardon My French 2012 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/carolrossio4 was produced by Portland-based composer, arranger and pianist Ramsey Embick (music director for the Pointer Sisters plus hired gun for Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles), and includes a French version of “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” plus an unplugged (vocals and ukulele) version of Pink Martini’s smash hit “Sympathique.”
The 6-song EP also features Damian Erskine on bass (Peter Erskine, The Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Gino Vannelli), Reinhardt Melz on drums (Steve Miller, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton), Adrian P. Baxter on tenor sax and flute (Cherry Poppin Daddies) and Dustin Hunley on ukulele, background vocals and whistle (Bellagio & Paris Resorts + Carnival Cruise Liner MS Ecstasy.)
French Remix 2009 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/carolrossio3 is a delightfully quirky selection of acoustic island-influenced French/English pop originals with driving percussion, upright bass, smokin' sax solos and sultry vocals that transport you to an exotic French cafe in - Morocco? Tangiers? Madagascar? Antibes? Produced with Paris-based musician and composer Jim Cuomo, and recorded with stellar musicians in both Portland and Paris, the French Remix world premiere CD release party was held at Cafe de Cluny in the heart of the Paris Latin Quarter.
Nuit et Jour 2002 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/carolrossio is a charming collection of jazz standards sung in French and English, and was recorded with internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Tom Grant, bassist Dave Captein and drummer Graham Lear, including special guest appearances by Paul Elliot on violin and Nova Devonie on accordion. The Nuit et Jour world premiere CD release party was held at The Fez Ballroom in the heart of downtown Portland, and was a benefit for Mercy Corps.
Carol Rossio's CDs have received regional radio airplay on KMHD 89.1fm, KBOO 90.7fm and OPB 91.5fm