Margo Rey

The Roots of Rey | Despacito Margo

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Margo is a high-energy, self-motivated singer...What she does with a melody and a groove is just gorgeous! It's no wonder, she has exploded on to the music scene.
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Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, arranger and producer, Margo Rey, has had a rich career of performance and songwriting, including eight Billboard Top 20 hits over the years.The Roots Of Rey is Margo conceptualizing and embracing her roots as an accomplished Latin Jazz musician, presenting a modern American & Latin American songbook reimagined for the times. Performed by Rey in English and Spanish and arranged by multi-Grammy-winning pianist, Oscar Hernandez (Spanish Harlem Orchestra), the 13 songs cover some of the most memorable work from composers like Leon Russell, Hoagy Carmichael, and Michel LeGrand, and also includes an inspired 10-year anniversary salsa arrangement of Rey's original jazz composition, My Heart's Desire. "...a velvety sensuality within which one can discern a very well trained voice. Fans of Nora Jones and Sade have much to celebrate because the intimate vocalizations of Margo Rey with her rich and sensual voice evokes these figures but in Rey's case, she does it with a personal and modern twist." - American Airlines Magazine.


Track Listing:

1 PRELUDE TO ANGEL EYES 1:26
2 ANGEL EYES 3:36 Matt Dennis / Earl Brent
3 THIS MASQUERADE 4:13 Leon Russell
4 THE NEARNESS OF YOU 4:22
Hoagy Carmichael / Ned Washington
5 MI GRAN DESEO (My Heart's Desire) 4:28
Margo Reymundo & J.G. Tennyson / Amparo Hinson & Margo Rey
6 WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND 4:59
Michel LeGrand / Marilyn and Alan Bergman
7 NUESTRA CANCION 4:13 Cesar Portillo De La Luz
8 SPEAK LOW 2:49 Kurt Weil / Ogden Nash
9 VERDAD AMARGA 3:34 Consuelo Velasquez
10 NATURE BOY 4:06 Eden Ahbez
11 YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS 4:01 Gene De Paul / Don Raye
12 CHAN CHAN 5:42 Compay Segundo
13 MY HEART'S DESIRE 4:28 Margo Reymundo & J.G. Tennyson

Performers:

Margo Rey - Vocals
Oscar Hernandez - Piano
Jimmy Branly - Drums
Rene Camacho - Bass
Ramon Stagnano - Guitar
Justo Almario - Sax & Flute
Joey De Leon - Percussion

Production Info:

ARRANGED BY OSCAR HERNANDEZ
PRODUCED BY OSCAR HERNANDEZ & MARGO REY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - MARGO REY - ORGANICA TUNES™
RECORDED BY BIL LANE AT STAGG STREET STUDIOS - VAN NUYS, CA, APRIL & MAY, 2017
MIXED BY JIMMY BRANLY AT BRANLY STUDIO, BURBANK, CA
MASTERED BY WARREN SOKOL AT UNITED RECORDERS, LOS ANGELES, CA
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAURICIO VELEZ, ON LOCATION IN BOGOTA
COVER DESIGN & LAYOUT BY JOHN BISHOP


Reviews of The Roots of Rey | Despacito Margo

Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
Giving chestnuts a Latin tinge, this jazz vocalist with a serious art bent knows how to make it work better than it should. No stranger to the top of the charts, she blends her skills in a most tantalizing way. Fun stuff jazz vocal fans looking for something new and different are sure to enjoy. ...

Jazz Weekly (George W. Harris)
Margo Rey sings in English, Spanish and Portuguese while delivering Salsa, Latin and Brazilian versions of jazz standards and beyond. With Oscar Hernandez/p, Jimmy Brandly/dr, Rene Camacho/b, Ramon Stagnano/g-tre, Justo Almario/fl-ss and Joe De Leon/per, she gets clever in producing Afro Cuban takes of "Angel Eyes" and "Speak Low" while simmering ...

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