Song for You
My heartfelt gratitude is extended to everyone who helped this recording come to life, most particularly Toni Lara and Spot Barnett who encouraged me to create this CD, asking for very little in return! The musicians who performed with me were wonderfully patient, kind and ever-encouraging! I am grateful to each of them for their words of wisdom and unending support. They constantly reminded me that " the subtle imperfections", which I wanted to change, "are what make the live recordings so charming!" I'd also like to extend my appreciation to my brother, pianist and writer Vance Villastrigo, who pointed out that 'every other note Frank Sinatra sang was flat and nobody seemed to mind, neither Frank nor his fans!!' How very charming indeed! To give you an idea of what you will find within this CD, international comedian and entertainer Jade Esteban Estrada says, "Patrice has such a powerful and soulful voice it stops you in your tracks! Then you find yourself smiling and you just HAVE to hear more!." The CD not only features the smooth and soulful vocals of Patrice Villastrigo but also the bluesy vocals and saxophone of Music Hall of Fame inductee Vernon "Spot" Barnett. Both performers, natives of San Antonio, Texas, have performed for jazz enthusiasts worldwide for over 30 years.