In her 4th album release, vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti wanted to make a record like her musical heroes Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, and Nat “King” Cole did back in the day; that is, with a big orchestra and legendary arrangers on the podium in an iconic Hollywood recording studio.
Calabria Foti displays her talents as violin soloist, scat singer, songwriter, and one of the finest storytellers of our time. Prelude To A Kiss is replete with grand, sweeping orchestrations from celebrated arrangers, and small band swingers featuring a stellar ensemble of musical greats.
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