"...the response to this has been overwhelming... It features a man by the name of John Margolis, and the song is called 'Christine's Refrigerator'... I'm just going to play it for you... a moving, interesting...meaningful, beautiful piece of music..."
---Jonathan Schwartz, WNYC (NPR)
"Experiencing 'Christine's Refrigerator' is one great adventure..." (see review below).
---Bob Telson, Academy, Tony and
Grammy-award nominee, composer
of "Calling You" from "Bagdad Cafe"
"Sometimes funny, often heart breaking, always brilliant... I feel like my ears just received a big jolt of innocence. Superb all the way! "(see full quote below)
--Alain Mallet, producer, Jonatha Brooke
“Christine’s Refrigerator” is filled with lovely, soulful, delicious art." (See full quote below)
---Hugh Prestwood, writer of "The Song Remembers When" for Trisha Yearwood, "Ghost in This House" and many other country hits.
Winner of the JP Folks Founders "Song of the Year" Award (over 110,000 other entries) and "CD of the Year'" winner.
Listen for "Tanta Belleza" from "Christine's Refrigerator" in the HBO/Cinemax film "The Kidnapping of Ingrid Bettencourt"
12 Songs and the beginning of a great NEW American Songbook.
"Christine's Refrigerator" is John Margolis' debut CD, and also introduces the formidable writing team of John Margolis and Don Rosler. On this CD, they have created a beautiful and original songbook that fully displays their talents as songwriters and producers and John's gifts as a vocalist, arranger and pianist.
This CD is unique in sound and sensibility. There is a strong classical texture, with shades of influences that include Randy Newman, Tony Bennett, Stephen Foster, Poulenc, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Astor Piazzola, Chopin and Tom Waits.
The "sneak preview" version of "Christine's Refrigerator" has already garnered an impressive bandwagon of fans on NPR, who heard the "sneak preview" version on the "Jonathan Schwartz Show," and who also heard the title track featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" (as part of the Kitchen Sister's "Hidden Kitchens" series). 2 songs from this CD have already been prominently featured in films, including one on Showtime/HBO.