(Studio Recording) “These are the rhythms of my soul”, Lucie Arnaz says of her new LATIN ROOTS CD to be released on the LML Music label. And indeed it is. An eclectic celebration of her musical heritage, Lucie Arnaz, playfully wends her way through some pop contemporary south of the border sounds, enduring American standards, sensually enhanced by a Brazilian accent or basted by a bossa nova beat, takes on the fiery Latin classics of her father, Desi Arnaz, includes a song penned with his grandson, her musician-composer son, Joe Luckinbill and his godmother, her longtime collaborator, Grammy winning artist, Madeline Stone and a tune her father wrote for her mother which has never been recorded before.
By: Andy Propst · Feb 3, 2010 · New York
Lucie Arnaz - Latin Roots (LML Music)
It's difficult to not be seduced by this delectable and highly personal new disc from Arnaz, who is paying a loving tribute to the music that her father Desi Arnaz played and helped popularize. She leads off with a terrific take on Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz' "You and the Night and the Music," where the Latin rhythms inherent to Schwartz' melody have been enhanced to glorious effect; moreover, with the Spanish translation of Dietz' lyric, one truly feels as if one has been transported back to a time when entertainers such as Desi were all the rage in nightclubs across the country. Other tunes that echo this opening track are Irving Berlin's "I'll See You in C-U-B-A" and "El Cumbanchero," in which the band actually uses her father's arrangement. (full review)
JUST IN TIME
(Studio Recording) Lucie's first album, "Just In Time," was released in 1993 on the Concord Jazz label. The unique collection of American standards, Latin rhythms and original compositions by Lucie and her compadres is the perfect compilation showcasing the talent of Lucie Arnaz.
THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
(Original Broadway Cast Recording) The cast album of Lucie's hit Broadway musical, "They're Playing Our Song" was released in 1978. Featuring superb music and lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, get swept away in the highly-catchy rhythms and tunes with vocals by Lucie and leading man, Robert Klein.
WITCHES OF EASTWICK
(Original London Cast Recording) The cast album of Lucie's hit London West End show, Cameron Mackintosh's "The Witches Of Eastwick," brings the music of Dana P. Rowe and lyrics by John Dempsy to life, with beautifully catching performances by her co-stars, Ian McShane, Joanna Riding and Maria Friedman.
A BAG OF POPCORN AND A DREAM
(Concert Cast Recording) Studio cast recording of songs by Robert Wright and George Forrest, whose scores include At The Grand later called Grand Hotel, Anya, Kismet, Thank You, Columbus and The Ziegfeld Follies of 1942. Lucie sings "Chapultapec" (for Copacabana Revue of 1943) among a cast that includes Karen Akers, Joan Barber, Geoffrey Holder, Judy Kaye, Marcia Lewis and Walter Willison.
ABC (Adler, Bock, Coleman)
(Concert Cast Recording) Concert recording of a benefit event produced by S.T.A.G.E. (Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event) featuring the music of Richard Adler, Jerry Bock and Cy Coleman. Lucie closes Act I with Coleman's "The Best Is Yet To Come" and other cast members include Michelle Lee, Malcolm Gets, Davis Gaines, Betty Garrett, Charlotte Rae, Gregory Harrison, Alan Campbell, Sean McDermott, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Carrie Hamilton, Lind Purl, Bill Hutton, Dale Kristien, Lillias White, Maureen McGovern, Hal Linden and many more.