Close Your Eyes
April Aloisio has just released her fourth CD as a leader, CLOSE YOUR EYES, on her newly-formed record label AloisioMusic. CLOSE YOUR EYES is a personal journey, a life change that is reflected in her music. Her creative interpretations of timeless American standards 'Speak Low', 'Night in Tunisia', 'Close Your Eyes' and 'Lover Man' as well as Brazilian classics 'Boy from Ipanema', 'Brazil', 'How Insensitive' and 'Dindi' showcase her relaxed vocal ability to improvise. CLOSE YOUR EYES, recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio where April lives, has a very 'live' sound, highlighted by Kenny Poole's guitar, Michael Sharfe's bass and soloists Gary Winters, Joe Gaudio and Sandy Suskind. April invites you to take a ride with her down the road of beautiful musical standards, American and Brazilian, beginning with Kurt Weill and ending with Antonio Carlos Jobim. Weaving her voice effortlessly around the music, April Aloisio is able to soothe you with her calming vocal expression. Whether using minimal accompaniment from Kenny Poole and Michael Sharfe or group arrangements with Wayne Yeager and George Simon, CLOSE YOUR EYES provides something for everyone. April searches her soul and feels her music from the inside out, enjoying the interaction with her musicians, and sharing her emotions with her listeners. This long-awaited recording will relax your mind and draw you into April Aloisio's world from beginning to end. Enjoy the ride!