After a dozen years of commenting on other people's music, and the executive producing of the acclaimed 2011 Trust
by the Sean Smith
Quartet, All About Jazz columnist and reviewer Dr. Judith Schlesinger
is once again putting her money where her mouth is. On Valentine's Day, her Shrinktunes Media, together with Paulinho Garcia
's Jazzmin Records, is releasing Beautiful Love
with a dinner concert at Chicago's International Theater.
The CD, which is receiving uniformly glowing reviews in the United States as well as in Sweden and Greece, is a romantic collection of 15 classic love songs brought to new life by Garcia's soulful singing and solo acoustic guitar. Following the delicious Brazilian tradition of being sexy and soothing at the same time, Beautiful Love
is the perfect antidote to a frantic and noisy world.