Lucia's CDs

Enter You, Enter Love


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Enter You, Enter Love
Lucia Newell and Joan Griffith


Lucia Newell - vocals
Joan Griffith - guitar
Gary Raynor - bass (I Thought About You)
Gordy Johnson - bass (How Deep Is the Ocean)
Gary Gauger - percussion

Produced by Joan Griffith, Lucia Newell and Steven Wiese

Recorded and Mixed by Steve Wiese in the "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, Minnesota


You Stepped Out of a Dream - Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn
My Sweet, My Dear One - Joan Griffith, Portuguese Translation by Lucia Newell
I Thought About You - Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen
You Are There - Johnny Mandel, Dave Frishberg
Estrada do Sol - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Delores Duran
I'll Close My Eyes - Buddy Kaye, William Reid
How Deep Is the Ocean - Irving Berlin
All My Tomorrows - Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
Nina - Joan Griffith, Lucia Newell
Imagem - Luis Eça, Louis Oliveira
Home - Joan Griffith, Lucia Newell
Enter You - Joan Griffith, Janis Hardy

"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."
      ...Julie Leifermann, Television Producer

"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."
      ...Britt Robson, STAR TRIBUNE

"...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."
      ...Rob Voedisch, SUN CURRENT

"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 Minneapolis' CREATION STUDIOS [by co-producer Steven Wiese] it's a beautifully stripped down recording that conveys the intimacy of a private serenade."
      ...Andrew Bacskai, SKYWAY NEWS

"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."
      ...Bob Protzman, ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS