Doug Ferony - 'Quando, Quando, Quando'
Doug Ferony's self-released studio album Doug Ferony Sings Italian Favorites was presented to the Recording Academy for consideration as ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ for the 61st Grammy Awards®. On March 15, 2019, Bongo Boy Records will release a digital single off the well-received album titled “Quando, Quando, Quando.”
“Quando, Quando, Quando” is a popular Italian song which was written by Tony Renis is 1962. It has been used in countless movie scores and has been covered by many notable singers over the years. “Quando, Quando, Quando” is the type of song that requires two things: a stellar orchestra who can groove a Bossa Nova and singer who has the finesse to pull it off. Doug Ferony and his orchestra not only pull it off, they get it exactly right.
Doug’s orchestra breaths fresh air into “Quando, Quando, Quando” with their handling of the articulations, syncopations, and dynamics of this Bossa Nova composition. The sophisticated rhythms literally jump off the music stand onto dance floor. From the first note played against the steady sixteenth percussion, to the nice horn and string sections, this group is really “feeling it.” It’s hard to get a polished sound that also feels live and this version resonates with life; it feels joyful.
The moment that seals the deal is when Doug starts singing. His rich voice sounds natural and effortless. He swings with the orchestra as though they are his kin; the two, the orchestra and Doug, are completely in synch. Doug knows exactly what notes to take his time on. His sense of rubato is spot on and his shaping of the musical phrases is subtle and expressive. Doug is a singer who knows how to hold back to achieve a powerful performance and this is exactly the kind of vocal treatment a song like “Quando, Quando, Quando” requires. Doug’s ultra-fine nuance lets listeners forget how involved the composition is and be transported away. This is what the song is all about. “Quando, Quando, Quando” simply means “when.” The song is about waiting for someone to be yours and bring happiness into your life. “Tell me when will you be mine, Tell me quando quando quando.”
So, if you were wondering “when” a great release of “Quando, Quando, Quando” would grace the market again, the wait is over. It’s here. Doug Ferony’s “Quando, Quando, Quando” perfectly captures the essence of the song the way it was meant to be performed with a great orchestra and singer who sounds like he was born to sing it.
“Quando, Quando, Quando” will also be a featured song on Bongo Boy Records LOVE IS by Various Artists; the love song album is coming out Spring 2019. For more information on Doug Ferony or Bongo Boy Records, please visit Bongo Boy Records Artist Page