to Brazil with love
  • CD Reviews: Hot Indies
    Written by John Sharpe, Scene Magazine Nov 17-30, 2011

    Working with a group of very talented musicians that includes Don Thompson (bass/piano/vibes), Reg Schwager (guitar), Bill McBirnie (flute) and Maninho Costa (percussion), Panton runs through Brazilian-infused tunes like ‘Samba Saravah,’ ‘Manha de Carnaval,’ ‘So Nice’ and ‘The Telephone Song.’ Panton also gives quiet interpretations of Lennon/McCartney’s ‘And I Love Her/Him’ and the 1963 Bobby Vee hit, ‘The Night Has A Thousand Eyes.’ Whether singing in French or English, Panton’s light, airy voice floats through the air like a warm summer breeze. Marvelous stuff.