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About this CD: Re-issue of the Christmas classic, "Santa Baby". Included instrumental (karaoke )version.
Latest debut jazz CD, "The Standard". 11 tracks, including "Santa Baby"
"Cynthia Basinet: Ten years of being Santa's Baby"
Sorry, IT'S NOT MARILYN singing "Santa Baby".*** She never recorded the song, nor was it Cynthia's intent. Pass it on. For the full story: www.cynthiabasinet.com/PRWeb-NoNotMarilyn.htm
Now, for the latest news:
New CD release, "Uncovered" - Cynthia Basinet - now available.
For more visit Cynthia's official site (click link on left)
Happy Holidays! "Hurry down the chimney tonite..."
5 stars rates francemp3.com
Editor's pick - Allmusicguide.com
"A voice to die for..." -thewireweb.com
"The David Bowie of the jazz set." - jazzreview.com
"... one of the most sultry.seductive voices around." -ARTISTdirect.com
"A fabulous young woman with the most gorgeous voices... sultry and sexy, she's the best thing in jazz since the double bass." -m-of-s.co.uk/jazznblues
Sultry crooner Cynthia Basinet makes excellent use of her impressive pipes on these lush, languid, and oh so lovely numbers... no matter how you choose to listen they're a gorgeous treat. -download.com
"Now, we have Harry Connick Jr. and Cynthia Basinet, two of my favourites of new-age Jazz musicians. Music with a laid-back style, yet lilthe and precise with their expressions, my favourite." -jazz for anytime of the day, anywhere
"Had vocalist, Cynthia Basinet been born seventy-eighty years ago, she might as well have been a household name. Well, the Jazz Age has come and gone, but Basinet has such a mesmerizing voice and such an alluring way with a love song that it's all but inconceivable her name won't be recognized in a fair mount of households before she's through." -Dave Reitzes of mPlode.com
"Very talented vocalist making the transition from gauzy but tough Dream Pop to sophisticated, satin-draped jazz singing. The Fiona Apple-meets-Galaxie 500 rock material (featured on CD- "BLUED") also shows off Basinet's very real vocal gifts, but radio stations are picking up on her supper club take on standards. She retains Julie London's sexy aloofness, but truth be told, this young talent has a stronger set of pipes than the famed, whispering torch singer. "Haunted Heart" - a remake from the movie, "The Two Jakes" is a rarely performed standard but Basinet navigates its difficult changes easily. Her sassy "Santa Baby" would have had Dean Martin cocking his eyebrows, and her lovely reading of "Someone To Watch Over Me" cuts deep into the emotional core of the song. ...As it stands she could knock Michelle Pfeiffer off the top of the piano." -listen.com (now Rhapsody)
The bio blurb-
Blessed with striking natural beauty, sparkling versatility as an entertainer and flawless golden talent, Cynthia "C" Basinet was born in Van Nuys, California. A resilient star, today Basinet shines as a rare inspirational gem of entertainment, combining her experience as an actor, performer, a sought after American fashion model in Europe during the rise of the supermodel, as well as being recognized as a remarkable humanitarian.
With crowning distinctions as a classically trained musician (she learnt the saxophone and flute as a child), Cynthia is one of the best jazz singers in the world today and is capable of conjuring up Hollywood's golden era of glamour from American history with her critically acclaimed performances and sultry jazz recordings. Her exquisite, speak-easy singing style smoldering with elegant mastery has ensconced Basinet as a cultural living treasure of the American jazz canon.
However in her twenties the world of fashion called and Basinet began a successful modeling career in San Francisco that led her to be based in Paris modeling for five years. Here she studied French cinematography and learnt French fluently while being shot by some of the world's leading photographers for Europe's elite fashionistas in Paris, London and Milan.
Her sparkling wit, brains and beauty not only captured the fashion world's camera lens, but also the eyes of some of Hollywood's leading men including Jack Nicholson whom Basinet was partnered with for several years. The beautiful, leggy, comedic redhead eventually returned to Los Angeles where she appeared in music videos for the likes of Roy Orbison and the Babys. In LA, the talented Basinet transitioned into acting appearing in movies, TV shows and national commercials.
As a star, she has also been referenced to date in over fifteen books.
An astute businesswoman, Cynthia has always recognized and embraced the liberating power of new technologies to reach new audiences in entertainment.
As a recording artist, Basinet established an entirely new channel of distribution for her music, using the Internet to bypass the usual Hollywood and recording industry path to bring her releases directly to listeners around the World. The innovatively strategic move in music distribution, garnered Cynthia Basinet worldwide radio play and millions of downloads where she created an entertainment phenomenon with her rendition of "Santa Baby" (also in the film, "Party Monster"). Ironically, the global radio airplay of Basinet's sultry rendition of the song was accredited to screen legend, Marilyn Monroe, who never recorded the song. Cynthia Basinet's "Santa Baby" remains an essential and iconic Christmas jazz classic each year.
As a multi-tasking single parent (of a son, Jon), Basinet's awareness of social issues that affect people, families and individuals universally, led her to use her music and increasing platform to raise awareness for multitudes of others in the world, including a trip in May/June of '01 to refugee camps in the Western Sahara. Here she used her profile and her gift of music to raise awareness and inspire hope for those in need.
As an outstanding icon of humanitarianism, Basinet appeared in the book, "1000 PeaceWomen Across The Globe," after being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Award in '05.
In 2006, Basinet released her first full length CD, "The Collection"; as diverse as she is.
In 2007, Basinet has released a 10th Anniversary version of her classic, "Santa Baby" and an exquisite new album called, "Uncovered" featuring new tracks of some of America's greatest standards. It is Basinet at her classy and sultry best. Cynthia Basinet continues acting, recording, performing and inspiring others worldwide with her beauty, sparkling array of talents and her golden voice while residing in Los Angeles, CA.
Sample Amazon.com customer review~
*****I Love It
Reviewer: Daniel Wahl from Charlotte, NC
There's something about music that can change your entire mood. A certain song can make you ecstatic, another can make you sad or depressed. Don't count on this small collection of tunes to invoke either of the above emotions in you however.
The smooth, seductive voice of C. Basinet will undoubtedly put you in a romantic mood--a mood where you feel how wonderful it is to fall in love and what a beautiful world it is where such romance can not only be sought after but achieved. The tracks, each and every one (but especially "Santa Baby" and a personal favorite "Tea for Two"), include soft, melodious tunes serving as the perfect complement to what I believe is a perfect voice.
All in all, this is the type of music for anyone who likes the prospect of falling in love, or the feeling of being in love, with a wonderful person. It is great music, for great people, wherever and whenever they meet.