Live cocktail hour music of the early 1960’s, (now know as the Mad Men era!), has always been my favorite style of listening music. It was the heyday of prodigious talents like Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini, Michelle LeGrande and Antonio Carlos Jobim, who, in this decade, were debuting some of their most memorable songs of all time. Their music was on the radio and gracing movie soundtrack after movie soundtrack. Summer of 42, The Thomas Crown Affair, A Man and A Woman and Valley of The Dolls had glorious soundtracks that you could listen to over and over, featuring songs that are now classics. This is the music that inspired our own Mad Men Group Esperanto (http://www.rossimusic.biz/demo/ESPERANTO.htm)
Culling our absolute favorites from the long list of romantic and spicy songs that were hits of this era, we built Esperanto (http://www.rossimusic.biz/demo/ESPERANTO.htm) song by song. French and American pop, Brazilian jazz, and Italian lounge are all featured in this tasteful group’s eclectic list of hip cocktail music. Blending Bossa Novas, merengues, sambas and surf, the music is danceable and creates an unusual backdrop for all kinds of social gatherings. It is quiet enough to have as a backdrop for a dinner party or cocktail reception. And yet it makes for wonderful partner dancing, particularly if you and your guests enjoy ballroom dancing.
Because the lead singer performs in five languages, she brings an even more sophisticated edge to the music, and you can create all kinds of atmosphere with a group that is at once so cosmopolitan and so much fun. Jessica Pare made Zou Bisou Bisou an instant classic with her performance on an episode of Mad Men. Naturally Esperanto immediately added the song to their list, along with the theme to Moonrise kingdom and the theme to A Man And A Woman. Other favorites they perform include The Girl from Ipanema (in Portuguese) Sympathique (first made famous by PINK MARTINI) Close To You and Windmills of your Mind – in French!
Sexy and subtle, playful and evocative, this is a wonderful group whose hip cocktail music sets the tone for any Los Angeles gathering.
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