Los Angeles, CA (Top40 Charts / Welcome To Dreamsville Records)
Cynthia Basinet, the actress, singer, humanitarian known for the most iconic version of "Santa Baby," (oft-credited to Marilyn Monroe) releases her new single, "It's Only A Paper Moon".
SmoothJazz.com said, "Actress, humanitarian, and Great American Songbook aficionada Cynthia Basinet follows up her stunning holiday release, "The Christmas Song
" with one of our most beloved musical chestnuts… "It's Only A Paper Moon". Ms. Basinet absolutely nails her unique read on a song that was penned by Harold Arlen, Billy Rose and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, and first published in 1933. The lyrics play on our perceptions of reality vs. fantasy, and Cynthia's compelling version ingeniously captures that quirky vibe perfectly. Adding to Ms. Basinet's luscious vocal talent is pianist, composer, musical director Lee Musiker, whose extensive resume includes working with superstar names like Mr. Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, and Paul McCartney. This is a performance not to be missed, so my advice to you is to download your copy of Cynthia Basinet's amazing version of "It's Only A Paper Moon". Then you can decide if your life is real or make believe!"
Composed by and on piano and vibes, Lee Musiker (Emmy Award-winning conductor, composer, arranger and Tony Bennett's pianist). On bass, Gary Haase, And on drums, Rick Cutler. Mixed and mastered, Dana Meyers and Lloyd
Chiate. Recorded in the Nola Recording Studios, NYC, NY.
About Cynthia Basinet
Cynthia Basinet keeps herself busy in the entertainment industry but is also a humanitarian using her music to bring public awareness to environmental issues and the importance of self-reliance. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as part of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize Project.
Find her on iTunes, Amazon and other music stores. For more information, visit the artist's web site at: CynthiaBasinet.com