What critics say about Love's Tango...
George W. Harris
"Rich toned vocalist June Bisantz, and classy pianist Alex Nakhimovsky lead a 4 member rhythm team, 3 member string section and horn section respectively through a breezy collection of irresistible sambas and beyond...A strong outing with new South American sounds."
All About Vocals
“A delightful collection of original music all pinioned in the Latin genre and offering
appreciably well-hewn lyrics and melodies about love, with a focal on musicality.
Of note is the effortless sophistication of Nakhimovsky’s compositional writing…
his arranging and writing skills, coupled with Bisantz well-crafted lyrics is inspired.
At times their writing is so polished its easy to forget how harmonically complex these tunes really are, as you find yourself swept away by the emotions of the songs.”
“June Bisantz and Alex Nakhimovsky, deliver a work that combines soft, melodic, jazz themes with a Rachmaninoff inspired string section - a magnificent work…Put this on and get lost in romance.“
“What sets this collaboration apart are the originals...There is a depth to these songs that goes beyond the standard songbook...
the leaders have created refined originals that stand out as lasting pieces.”
Sound In Review
"Bisantz has an entrancing voice, its deep and also opulently hued, with an alto tonality that adds to the sensuality of the lyrics.. that connect the listener to the journey. Love’s Tango is popping with sparkling melodies and outstanding performances. A fine collaboration by two talented writers ... Its certainly clear they have a winning sound and a recipe for songwriting that is scrumptious."
"A dandy of a release that finds two solid jazzbos teaming up for an original set of bossa-based tunes with an unmistakable authentic feel. Stretching the boundaries of a format that’s recently celebrated it’s 50th birthday, it’s ...music that’s getting the jump on summer... Quite the luscious taste treat."
"Love’s Tango, the new album by June Bisantz & Alex Nakhimosky invites you to the world of Latin Jazz. This is Latin music through jazz-glasses. There is elegance, refinement and glamour in every musical phrase."
“Co-leaders June Bisantz, a lauded vocalist and pianist Alex Nakhimovsky have come together to create a decisively Latin flavored casting of original compositions that are inventive as well as artistic, while still maintaining a deeply musical vehicle.
Bisantz has an easy-going alto style with a low burn sensuality that percolates with assuredness and sophistication. Nakhimovsky is genius with his colorizations of the melodies. You can hear the delicacy and maturity within his note choices.
Delightfully witty lyrics, paired with music that enlivens the senses and lightens your heart. An engaging listen from start to finish, Love’s Tango is a recording of urbanity and splendor. That's the short of it!"
the Vinyl Anachronist
"Bisantz's voice is smooth, mellow and beckoning-Nakhimovsky's piano provides that stability for the soloists to shine--Norman Johnson's guitar, winning horn and string sections and Ed Fast's amazing support on all sorts of percussion.
Love's Tango really sails when all decks are on hand...that's the essence of this music, the big string sections, the sound of musical notes skipping along the tops of waves, the feeling of that warm wind across your face."
LA JAZZ SCENE
"June Bisantz is a subtle and quietly swinging singer with a soft and cool-toned voice. Her soothing, yet heated vocals, the melodic material, and the high musicianship make Love's Tango a memorable listening experience"
“Love's Tango's repertoire is comprised of original jazz-inspired, Latin-induced melodies co-written by June Bisantz and Alexander Nakhimovsky. From silky bossa nova arias to jamboree-style sambas, a compelling tango, and a steamy Rachmaninoff-influenced prelude, the recording revels in the joys of life, finding pleasure in the simple luxury of being surrounded by upbeat music."
Pop Culture Classics
"June Bisantz (vocals, lyrics) and Alex Nakhimovsky (piano, music, arrangements) make a terrific team...They're both in top form in this new album of original Latin/jazz songs. Whether delivering a samba, tango, bossa nova tune or Rachmaninoff-influenced string quartet prelude, the duo delivers, with vibrancy, sensitivity and charm An air of breezy romance flows through this winning new album from Bisantz and Nakhimovsky.."
read full review
"The songs Bisantz and Nakhimovsky bring to life have not only color ... but texture as well. The songs are emotive and intimate. They
invite leaning forward and gaining an
understanding of how the songs are put together...“Love’s Tango” brings to mind warm climes, dancing and sophisticated people.. music to transport them to faraway, romantic places."
read full review