Now, THAT'S Amore! - Frank Lamphere CD - Released September 2023
"Now, THAT'S Amore is arguably the swinging crooner’s finest recording to date. Frank Lamphere is a singer well worth discovering" - Scott Yanow
"Throughout the album, the singer includes plenty of concise solos by his sidemen which add to the color, jazz content, and excitement of the performances"
"Frank, what a great treat to receive your CD Now, THAT'S Amore.
Wonderful songs and you sound fantastic!!"
- Rick H
September 25, 2023!
Retro pop-jazz crooner Frank Lamphere's brand new CD
Hear lush ballads, shimmering Neapolitan mandolin, rich pulsating Hammond organ, a crazily good clarinet and accordion solo, powerful clear vocalizing, an almost oxygen depriving fast-tempo classic and much more...
Now, THAT'S Amore!
a Unique Swingin' Listening Adventure
1. Speak Softly, Love (The Godfather Theme) (Kusik-Rota) 3:52
Retro jazz crooner & occasional songwriter Frank Lamphere has released his fourth CD “Now, THAT'S Amore!”. The album contains fourteen songs, four of which are originals. Of these originals, Do You Like What You See? is an energetic bluesy pop ala 1967 as is I’d Like to Come Back to You, a song with lyrics about the Vietnam war. In addition to lots of guitar, both songs prominently feature Hammond organ, adding to their authentic to the period sound. Think Happy is a heavy swinger that's message speaks of thinking positively. Frank does another take on his original baseball song, now with a new home team The Braves Go All the Way.
Of the remaining covers, That’s Amore, originally from the 1953 Martin and Lewis movie “The Caddy” received a makeover and was made into a jazz waltz, but still with plenty of Italian flavorings. Frank's unique rendition ofSpeak Softly, Love (The Godfather Theme) now a full-bodied swinger, should turn some heads. Two Henry Mancini tunes: the very up-tempo Charade and the Latin flavored, vibe-tinged Slow Hot Wind found a place on the album. Another patriotic American song, found it's way onto a Lamphere album God Bless America, now a swinger. Surprise! Bacharach’s 1967 Look of Love, a huge Buddy Greco nod in Around the World and the 1934 ballad For All We Know round out the album. This album was recorded over two sessions in March 2020 and February 2021.
The Making of an Album in Photos
"Now THAT'S Amore" Frank Lamphere
Frank Lamphere's "Now, THAT'S Amore" recording session Feb 09 2021 (L-R) Larry Harris, Dan McIntyre, Frank Lamphere, Phil Gratteau and Mark Sonksen
End of a session customary arancello. Now, THAT'S Amore!
Guitarist Dan McIntyre, pianist Larry Harris and bassist Dennis Carroll in the control booth at the first recording session (March 2020) for Frank Lamphere's CD "Now, THAT'S Amore"
A masked up Don Stille plays accordion on Frank Lamphere's "Now, That's Amore!" CD
Trumpeter Mark Olen playing on Frank Lamphere's original song Think Happy at a "Now, THAT'S Amore" recording session
Vibraphonist Jim Cooper playing on Frank Lamphere's recording of A Slow Hot Wind
Masterful guitarist Dan McIntyre playing mandolin on Frank Lamphere's recording of Theme From the Godfather
Eric Schneider playing clarinet on Frank Lamphere's recording of the Godfather Theme
Larry Harris adding the organ track to Frank Lamphere's original song I'd Like to Come Back to You
Bassist Mark Sonksen Feb 09 2021 at Frank Lamphere's recording session for his CD "Now, THAT'S Amore"
Pianist Larry Harris, playing it safe at Frank Lamphere's recording session Feb 09 2021
One of the busiest and best jazz drummers in the business, Phil Gratteau playing on Frank Lamphere's recording session for "Now THAT'S Amore" Feb 09 2021
Guitarist Dan McIntyre at Frank Lamphere's session for "Now, THAT'S Amore" Feb 09 2021
Drummer George Fludas, between takes at the Frank Lamphere "Now THAT'S Amore" recording session on March 09 2020
Bassist Dennis Carroll at the "Now, THAT'S Amore" recording session March 09 2020
Vocalist Frank Lamphere recording his album "Now, THAT'S Amore"
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