Patty Ascher

Patty Ascher

BandWorldJazz

One band of world music when all members are brazilians and play songs for all the world. this project is bacharach bossa club is one collection for the best songs the Burt Bacharach in Bossa Nova, authentic brazilian rithym. It´s a magic misture of styles. All arrangments were made by R. Menescal.

Biography

Let`s celebrate!

In 2008, Burt Bacharach will celebrate his 80th birthday and Bossa Nova will complete his 50th - so it seems a perfect moment to present this very special recording.

Bacharach Bossa Club is a project conceived by Roberto Menescal, one of the most important Brazilian producers and father of Bossa Nova, along with Tom Jobim (Yeah, Mr. Menescal was present at that historical moment at Carnegie Hall in the 60s).

This CD presents 14 of Burt Bacharach’s greatest songs in Bossa Nova style- the Brazilian cool soft jazz, which revolutionized music in the 60s. The performer is Patty Ascher- a young Brazilian singer with a soft and velvet voice reminiscent of Julie London- who could forget her?

“Patty Ascher is a jewel we have discovered who merits worldwide recognition,” says Roberto Menescal. Her uniquely personal style has a vitality and soul which only truly great singers have.

A teacher of literature, Patty Ascher grew up in a musical family. Family reunions were musical gatherings- “ all my cousins play some musical instrument, I have an uncle who is a conductor, my father is a professional musician, so naturally I developed an inclination for art, especially music”, says Patty.

Roberto Menescal’s arrangements for Burt Bacharach’s incredible music are elegant and sophisticated, shown to perfection in the voice of Patty Ascher. An invitation to relaxation and pure pleasure!

So, come with us to the Bacharach Bossa Club: a club for people with style and class.

Booking for 2008 Summer Season: World Wide Tour.
Please send you e-mail: ale_mayra@terra.com.br

Lyrics

Alfie

Written By: Burt Bacharach

What's it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all a-bout when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give
or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind, Alfie,
then I guess it's wise to be cruel.
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,
what will you lend on an old golden rule?
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie,
I know there's something much more,
something even non-believers can believe in.
I believe in love, Alfie.
Without true love we just exist, Alfie.
Until you find the love you've missed you're nothing, Alfie.
When you walk let your heart lead the way
and you'll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie.

Close to You

Written By: Burt Bacharach

Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near
Just like me, they long to be Close to you
Why do stars start fall down from the sky every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be Close to you
On the day that you were born the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they springled moon dust in your hair of gold and starlight in
your eyes of blue
That is why all the boys in town follow you all around
Just like me, they long to be Close to you

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Written By: Burt Bacharach

Raindrops keep falling on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling
So I just did me some talkin' to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he' got things done
Sleepin' on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my, head they keep falling
But there's one thing I know
The blues he sends to meet me won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me
Raindrops keep falling on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Crying's not for me
Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothing's worrying me.

I´ll Never Fall in Love Again

Written By: Burt Bacharach

What do you get when you fall in love?
A guy with a pin to burst your bubble
That's what you get for all your trouble.
I'll never fall in love again.
I'll never fall in love again.What do you get when you kiss a girl?
You get enough germs to catch pneumonia.
After you do, she'll never phone you.
I'll never fall in love again.
I'll never fall in love again.Don't tell me what is all about,
'Cause I've been there and I'm glad I'm out,
Out of those chains, those chains that bind you
That is why I'm here to remind youWhat do you get when you fall in love?
You get enough tears to fill an ocean
That's what you get for your devotion.
I'll never fall in love again.
I'll never fall in love again.What do you get when you fall in love?
You only get lies and pain and sorrow.
So, for at least until tomorrow,
I'll never fall in love again!
I'll never fall in love again!(Part of Bacharach/David Medley)
Don't tell me what it's all about
Cause I've been there and I'm glad I'm out
Out of those chains, those chains that bind you
That is why I'm here to remind you. (here to mind you) 3x
What do you get when you fall in love?
You only get lies and pain and sorrow
So, for at least, until tomorrow
I'll never fall in love again
Oh, I'll never fall in love again

Barquinho

Written By: Roberto Menescal e Ronaldo Boscoli

Dia de luz
Festa de sol
E um barquinho a deslizar
No macio azul do mar
Tudo é verão e o amor se faz
Num barquinho pelo mar
Que desliza sem parar
Sem intenção, nossa canção
Vai saindo desse mar e o sol
Beija o barco e luz
Dias tão azuis
Volta do mar desmaia o sol
E o barquinho a deslizar
É a vontade de cantar
Céu tão azul ilhas do sul
E o barquinho, coração
Deslizando na canção
Tudo isso é paz, tudo isso traz
Uma calma de verão e então
O barquinho vai
A tardinha cai
O barquinho vai..

Discography

Bacharach Bossa Club

Set List

I say a little prayer
Dou You Know the way to San Jose
I´ll Never Fall in Love Again
One Less Bell to Answer
Raindrops Keep falling on my head
A house is not a home
The look of love
Something there to remind me
Walk on By
Alfie
Wives and Lovers
They Long to be ( Close to You )
This guy´s in love with you
What the word needs now is love
"O Barquinho"
Triste