With Michael After Hours
Experience the allure and romance of Michael’s first album – a sultry new take on the classics of the Great American Songbook!
Everyone should listen to Michael d’Addio, an extraordinary performer who makes a great contribution to the musical arts.
~ Lalo Schifrin, Composer/Conductor, 6-time Grammy winner, 6-time Oscar nominee
Michael’s beautiful soothing voice takes you on a wonderful walk down memory lane!
As a voice teacher of many years, with students at the Met, on Broadway, TV, and films. I am proud of how Michael has retained his beautiful sound and technique over the years! For a man approaching his 80’s it is quite remarkable!!
These albums are a testament to the singing heart and soul of the man and the joy he brings to us listening to them! Stardust, Nice and Easy, Fever, Let there be Love, April in Paris are only a few of the amazing songs on the albums!! All of them are extremely enjoyable!!
~ Joann C. Zajac
Michael, you have the voice of an angel. I listen to your CD again and again.
~ Judith Light, Actress, Winner of 24 Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Awards
WOW! Michael, you still ‘have it’ – that rich voice and attachment to the dramatic emotion…really nice!
~ Cathy Segal Garcia, President, Southern California jazz Vocal Coalition
Hi, Michael – They’re wonderful ! I listen to them repeatedly as I sway and glide my way around my living room. Your gift brings me joy.Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful voice. Vibration is a powerful thing – affecting all the other waves in the atmosphere. Your voice wafts over a room and transforms the space. Congrats again on your fabulous voice and what you do with it.
~ Julie Powell
Listening to this 2CD collection of songs from a bygone era, offers an extraordinary opportunity to let one’s imagination, nudged ever so gently by the music and Michael’s voice, to be transported to a time of gentleness and romance. The soothing music and Michael d’Addio’s rich, and velvet smooth baritone voice, wash over one like warm sunshine and a gentle breeze, calming one’s soul.
Utterly delightful! A real treat for the senses.
~ Carolyn Buckley McCullough
Do two years of pandemic stress and escalating global conflicts have you wrung out and yearning for better, more blissful times?
If so, maybe spend an evening ‘With Michael Afters Hours’, a masterfully-wrought collection of lush standards by Michael d’Addio.
With 25 tunes by Cole Porter, Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Ennio Morricone, Johnny Meercer and even Otis Blackwell,
the CD feels like a diverse ‘best of’ compendium, delivered in a lush, silken style that conjures up the nightspots of yore where courting couples could kick back with a grownup cocktail, serenaded by the likes of Ella, Lena, and Frank. It won’t solve the world’s ills, but this wonderfully wrought album can put them on hold and recharge your batteries. What more can you ask for ?.
~ Louis Spirito
Such a pleasant surprise – the music was a special treat – I loved every minute of it – I think that if more people could listen to and appreciate such talent, it would be a nicer world – music has a way of entering your heart and believing that the world is a better place again. Thank you for making my evening so special.
~ Judy Goldstein
I’ve been wanting to write the email since I first played the CDs you gave me.
Are you kidding? Why aren’t you still singing and making records? We loved your album!
The demo CD only had one track that our car player and my Mac computer would pick up. If there’s something else on it, I’d really be interested in hearing it.
We showed it to Patrick and Nora Minga, our Quito hosts at Hotel Bonanza and they couldn’t believe you weren’t still all over the entertainment airwaves and in the record stores. While we were in Quito before flying back to Houston, I helped Patrick with some guest transportation and those folks from Washington state wanted to know all about you and why they hadn’t heard you before (they are my age or older).
Jeeze, what a disappointment that there’s not more where that came from! I love that kind of music. I loaded it onto my Mac and transferred it to my iPhone and every time I listen to it, I can picture you standing up there on the bandstand in Michael’s in beautiful downtown Cotacachi, crooning to a packed house.
Anyway, thank you for sharing that with us. It is a real treat, over and over.
~ Jeff Battle
I played them for Debbie this morning…she is ready to fall in love with you, but Cotacachi is too far away for an affair!
~ Jack Moss
An email’s acknowledgment of “When It’s Quiet Late At Night” would be unworthy of this feat of music.
To my ears your performance and accompaniment in this collection is flawless.
To each lyric you fully invest all of yourself. I mean by that: all the d’Addio years of living life, all the d’Addio rapture for music, all the d’Addio years of consummate practice can be heard here.
Has anyone been so privileged to hear these classics of America’s Songbook performed with such depth of feeling, clarity of utterance, or mastery of nuance? Not until now.
While listening, did I recognize your voice from 30 years ago? For sure, there were a few occasions back then when I did hear you sing, albeit briefly.
When you sang back there on the Upper West Side, be they only few lines & a few bars at a time, I remember being startled by the sudden recognition that you became another person while singing.
Yes, I knew you to talk to on a casual basis, but when you sang I realized there was another person with whom I was not so familiar.
No matter what other accomplishments you’ve achieved in ‘this lifetime,’ it’s my belief dear Michael that your greatest passion and talent have always been and will remain TO SING.
Be good & please let me know about your forthcoming music.
~ John Abrahams, Abrahams Acres, Port Deposit, MD
These are amazing CD’s that bring back wonderful memories of times gone by. Michael has been able to create such peaceful, relaxing, inspiring and wonderful moments with his wonderful voice in re-creating these beautiful songs. These have brought such joy to my family. They are all well worth every moment.
~ Cindy Tesno
I was amazed by the time, effort and expense that Michael d’Addio put into recording these classic songs. His voice is as smooth as a 12-year-old bourbon! I have a deep appreciation for the orchestration, arrangements and the quality of these recordings The music brought me back to another time with great (understandable) lyrics, great melodies and great voices. A real labor of love! People like Michael d’Addio will hopefully keep big band music alive for future generations.Close your eyes, sit back and enjoy.
~ Frank Arcuri, Musician from Upstate New York
When you need a lift, timeout from a hectic schedule, or just wish to be transported back in time; find a comfortable chair, close your eyes and listen to “With Michael After Hours”.
It is wonderful to feel rejuvenated as you listen to the classic songs from yesterday. Michaels presentations and musical arrangements are very invigorating.
~ Phyllis Cooper
Michael – the sound is amazing your voice is perfect congratulations.
~ Danny Hidrobo, Arranger, Conductor, Musician, Recording and Mining Engineer
I would like to give Michael d’Addio’s latest 2 disc album, “With Michael After Hours” a most fantastic review. It is a real treasure. I continue to enjoy it tremendously. His interpretation of all these wonderful classic romantic melodies is rich with emotion and flawless in vocal tone. I have especially enjoyed “Guess I‘ll Hang my Tears Out to Dry” and find it gives me such a vivid image of what these big tears look like. His interpretation of “Stardust” gives me a magical thrill. Michael’s diction is perfect and I can understand every word. All I can wonder is why we did not have this wonderful album sooner or where has Michael been hiding his immense musical skills?
~ Maria Termini, Artist, Author, Musician
You are better than all…a wonderful sound…Michael d’Addio…a dreamboat…I cannot wait until I get more. I am at a loss for words.
~ Marcia Wolfsen
I love your CD. Please keep singing. I want to write a song for you. You made me cry when you sang “A Quiet Thing.” Come to NYC soon.
~ Fred Ebb, Lyricist for hit musicals Cabaret and Chicago
What a Treat for senses & soul & what a hidden gem all this amazing Musical Fiesta is! What a thoughtful choice of Evergreens & soulful rendition of this delightful collection of romantic classics! Your emotive take, lush tones & sultry voice are taking me & I am sure many others, on a musical journey & experience like no other and teleporting us to cherished times & unforgettable people, songs & voices we have been missing, needing & now enjoying through & with you again.
I love your great song choices, your perfect looping playlist & the soulful flow throughout! Your rich velvet voice & mastery of tonality are not only enjoyable, but memorable! One can not but keep listening to them over & over again & not only in After Hours. All 25 songs are unique & special & my personal favorite has become “April in Paris”. Who knew you had so much hidden talent & can sound so romantic in English, naughty in Italian & sensual in French – like a native in all three! 😉
Not only do these modern takes deserve to be featured on the radio waves & TV shows, but I anticipate to see & hear them in sold out concert halls & Award shows soon too! Congratulations! Grazie! Bravo! Encore!
~ Darina Joy, Surpriser & Intl Mgmt Consultant
The songs are wonderful, and Michael’s lovely voice is very easy on the ears.
~ Steve Donoso, Author & Cotacachi Community Cultural Event Programmer
I just listened to samples on your website. I had no idea you were so talented. Plus, as a hopeless romantic and a ballroom dancer, I love your selection.
Again, congratulations on your album!!
~ Carole Nervig
I got your CD a few days ago and have been greatly enjoying it ever since! It really is super wonderful and a real treasure. I am sure it was a lot of work! Your voice is rich, on pitch —even when you do all those key changes!!!! Thank you so much!!! I work out to your music first thing in the morning…
Thank you for being amazing! You are soo productive creative and truly gorgeous in body and soul taking the difficult times and giving us ~ music for healing and hope; music songs from the heart. Music the universal language during these, yes, difficult times ~ every song like a special rare seed that flourishes only when it dies, yet lives again as love would have it be so ~ thanks for planting these seeds, these flowers called forth in our souls that we might remember that love is love, eternally blossoming beautiful the only reality, the language of heaven!
What a magnificent and beautiful voice you have. LaRena and I got great pleasure out of listening to you sind.
Thank you so much for this great gift.
I just took my time for listen the cds and both are just wonderful ?
I am amazed with your voice.
Thank you so much for the cds.
You are all really a complete show man.
~Maria Helena Granja
Michael, God blessed you with such a voice!
These kind of songs you can listen over and over, when you need to relax, have a glass of wine with your friends or to bring your best memories from the past. In these stressful times, you remind all of us that we are able to love and experience the same best emotions.
Many thanks and much more inspiration.
~Viktoriya Fillion, Ukrainian Artist
More albums coming soon!
Michael d’Addio – A Visual Biography
‘Back in the day…’ A personal photo journey through eight decades.
With Michael After Hours – by Julie Powell
Listening to With Michael After Hours is like popping a cork on a rare bottle of wine to partake of something quite special – something which has become even more valuable and desirable over time. For fans of The Great American Songbook Michael d’Addio and a select group of musicians, including a Julliard-trained arranger/musician, have not only revived those beloved songs but re-imagined and re-recorded them in a dazzling new double cd set.
Familiar as some of the selections may be, the superb vocals and accompaniment bring new life and sparkle to their timeless and classic appeal as exemplified in his rendition of the 100 year-old Hoagy Carmichael classic, “Stardust”. The release of these carefully chosen, romantic hits is a soothing balm for unsettling times and a welcome respite when it is time to relax and unwind.
Michael d’Addio’s singular vocal ability is but one of his outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment and the performing arts. Preceding With Michael After Hours was a demo cd which, despite a limited production of a few hundred copies, created such a buzz that every copy was snapped up in no time. Happily, for new fans, some of them have been re-recorded for With Michael After Hours.
Michael d’Addio has not only won accolades for his singing, but also garnered attention over a lengthy career in Hollywood as an award-winning producer and director. Some of the highlights of his career were as the Associate Producer, Casting Director and Director of Post-Production for the two Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series, Marco Polo (1982-83), and A.D. (1985).
Having lived, worked, and succeeded in star-lit circles from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and from New York City to arts centers in England and Italy, Michael d’Addio made a bold change in his personal and professional life by moving to the majestic Andean mountains of Ecuador. There, his creative drive re-ignited just as the pandemic shut down the world. Undeterred, he did whatever it took to create his latest cd. Sneaking out during lock-down under cover of night, and being chased by wild dogs whilst trudging over muddy fields and unpaved roads to get to the recording studio, was a mere inconvenience along the way.
Michael d’Addio’s powerful yet velvety baritone delivers a listening experience of such rich sound, sophisticated timing, and seemingly effortless transitions that the listener is deftly led into the highs and lows of romantic love. Listeners experience the visceral thrill of attraction (“Close Enough for Love”), the joy of being in love (“My One and Only Love”), and the moodiness that surfaces when love fades (“Guess I´ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry”). “The Very Thought of You” evokes pure adoration, while “Fever” sizzles with jazzy, syncopated heat. “Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars,” Antonio Jobim’s hit, originally titled “Corcovado” (1960), is bound to have listeners gently swaying to its sultry and sensuous rhythm and “All My Tomorrows” makes for a perfect slow waltz with someone.
According to a lifelong friend, Michael d’Addio summons something extraordinary within himself whenever he performs. This artist has a gift which he has mined, refined and perfected for years. His recorded work is no less magical, giving one the sense that he feels the music resonate within his entire being, and delivers each song with consummate artistry, passion and verve. Thanks to Michael´s impeccable taste, talent and timeless voice, With Michael After Hours is a gem of uncommonly broad appeal which will never go out of style – certainly not for this listener. This music and performance stays with you. To quote the legendary composer, conductor and arranger, Lalo Schifrin, a 6-time Grammy-winner and 6-time Oscar nominee: “Everyone should listen to Michael d’Addio, an extraordinary performer who makes a great contribution to the musical arts.”
~ Julie Powell – Author, Editor & Publisher – August 2021
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