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Enter You, Enter Love
Lucia Newell and Joan Griffith
Produced by Joan Griffith, Lucia Newell and Steven Wiese
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Wiese in the "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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"Just like my mood, the phone lines light up everytime I put Joan and Lucia on the air."
...Craig Eichhorn, KBEM , 88.5 FM
"Bringing Lucia and Joan to television was pure delight. They were appealing in every way...the chemistry of Lucia's voice and Joan's guitar was a seductive and sublime mix. The look and feel of their performance was a sexy samba cocktail...smooth and soothing to the soul."
"These Brazilian-oriented tunes are courageously spare dialogues between Griffith's acoustic guitar and Newell's delicate, minor-key vocals. The slower the tempo, the more luminous the mood...Newell's forte is the appearance of fragility...Griffith's understatement makes for empathetic support."
"...Acoustic guitarist Griffith and singer Newell...have put together a wonderfully surprising collection of love songs...that brings to mind steamy, moonlit tropical nights. On ENTER YOU this duo has thrown original material as well as classic standards into a musical mix that is one part jazz, one part Brazilian bossa nova and two parts romance...all of the disc's songs have a certain timeless quality about them...But it is on their own songs that Griffith and Newell really shine...You do not listen to ENTER YOU, ENTER LOVE as much as you are seduced by it."
"ENTER YOU, ENTER LOVE, an elegant new recording of Brazililan jazz...marks the first collaborative effort by a pair of the Twin Cities' finest jazz artists: guitarist Joan Griffith and singer Lucia Newell...Griffith's textured stylings form a gentle embrace aound Newell's dreamy voice...Recorded...at Minneapolis' CREATION STUDIOS [by co-producer Steven Wiese] it's a beautifully stripped down recording that conveys the intimacy of a private serenade."
"Here is an example of how much music can come from a smaller configuration...The predominant mood is soft and seductive, the music steeped in the warmth and gentleness of the Brazilian bossa nova and samba and the Portuguese language. Newell is just about perfect for this setting...Griffith's guitar is appropriately delicate...She makes a major contribution...with several of her own lovely songs."