Raw JAzz

by 陳奐仁 hanjin

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Hanjin “Raw Jazz”

Here's one of those rare multi-disciplinary musicians who is at that stage in his career where you know he's brilliant but you can't quite put a finger on what he's exactly about just yet. Arguably, the best Jazz singer in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, he sings straight from the heart but if you listen closely, there lies some immaculate technique and maturity under all that unchecked emotion. He's dabbled in a myriad of genres from rock to chinese pop music and now he's put out a back-to-basics jazz album. You just can't help but wonder what he's gonna do next.
Hanjin is a “Jack of all trades”, and there are only a few in Asia. He is an award-winning record producer and songwriter, a trend-setting arranger and mixer, as well as an acclaimed singer. An absolute show-stealer.
Born and educated in Singapore, Hanjin debuted as a songwriter on Hong Kong artist Jacky Cheung ‘s “No Regrets” in 1998, and has made more than 400 songs since. He is popular for his work in creating edgy songs and developing album concepts for Chinese records in the region of South East Asia and China. In 2004, he formed a music production team known as The Invisible Men with a small group of devoted producers and arrangers including Alex Fung, Kenneth Tse, and Tim Ngoh. In 2007, he produced a song for international sensation Christina Aguilera and Korean pop idol, Rain, for a Pepsi Campaign.
Hanjin currently serves as an ambassador for Diesel:U:Music founded by renowned fashion brand Diesel.
In “Raw Jazz”, Hanjin sings eleven Jazz standards in the album with a three piece band, Jason Cheng (piano), Paul Candelaria (bass) and Skip Moy (guitar). All songs were recorded in one take, in the form of live recording sessions.

Track listing:
1. Sweet Lorraine (4:06)
2. Wave (3:04)
3. Honeysuckle Rose (3:36)
4. Cheek to Cheek (3:08)
5. That Old Black Magic (3:29)
6. Moody’s Mood For Love (3:55)
7. Skylark (7:24)
8. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (4:52)
9. A Foggy Day (5:40)
10. The Nearness Of You (7:03)
11. Spain (6:46)

“Standout tracks include a jive-worthy version of "Honeysuckle Rose" and "That Old Black Magic," in which Candelaria's bass grounds Tan's larger-than-life channeling of the already larger-than-life Sammy Davis Jr. Exuberant and unexpected, this album reveals a little-known side to a town that clearly knows how to swing,” reviewed by TIME MAGAZINE (April 6, 2009 Issue).

“Hanjin is a technically accomplished vocalist. He has been compared to Michael Buble, but these small group recordings are far removed from the Canadian singer's big-band performances, and his phrasing in the upper area of his register is closer to Aaron Neville's,” reviewed by Robin Lynam on South China Morning Post (March 15, 2009).

“Raw Jazz” is currently available on itunes, amazon.com and is out in stores in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Please visit www.tanhanjin.com and www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=18419 for more info.

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released May 16, 2009

Produced and Mixed by Hanjin for The Invisible Men at The Invisible Studios
Recorded by Alex Fung at The Invisible Studios
Arrangements by Hanjin and Alex Fung for The Invisible Men
Mastering by Frankie Hung at Air Studio
Assisted by Soloan
Album Art and Photography by Suitman
Wadrobe by Diesel

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陳奐仁 hanjin Hong Kong

Hanjin is THE “jacks of all trades” in Asia. He is an award-winning record producer, songwriter and singer and a trend- setting arranger and mixer, an award winning actor and well-known television personality.

陳奐仁是曲詞編監唱混音俱佳的「音樂全人」暨香港電影金像獎最佳新演員。
陳奐仁是亞洲少數集多項才華於一身的音樂人。他是獲獎唱片製作人及作曲家,帶領潮流的編曲者及混音師,也是搶盡風頭的表演者。
陳奐仁屢獲大獎,其中包括 : 最受歡迎唱作歌星金獎、傑出音樂人大獎 、最優秀創作人、最佳爵士/藍調藝人……等等。
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Track Name: Sweet Lorraine
SWEET LORRAINE

(I)just found joy
I'm as happy as a baby boy, baby boy
With another brand new choo-choo toy
When I met my sweet Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorraine.

A pair of eyes
That are brighter than the summer skies
When you see them, you'll realize
Why I love my sweet Lorraine.

Now when it's rainin',
I don't miss the sun
Because it's in my baby's smile, whoa ho
And to think that I'm the lucky one
That will lead her down the aisle, whoa ho ho

Each night I pray
That no one will steal her heart away
I can't wait until that lucky day
When I marry sweet Lorraine.

~interlude~

Now when it's rainin'
I don't miss the sun
Because it's in my baby's smile, whoa ho
And to think that I'm the lucky one
That will lead her down the aisle, whoa ho ho

Each night I pray
That no one will steal her heart away
I can't wait until that lucky day
When I marry sweet Lorraine.
Track Name: Wave
WAVE

So close your eyes, for thats a lovely way to be
Aware of things your heart alone was meant to see
The fundamental loneliness goes whenever two can dream a dream together
You can't deny, don't try to fight the rising sea
Don't fight the moon, the stars above and don't fight me
The fundamental loneliness goes whenever two can dream a dream together

When I saw you first the time was half past three,
When your eyes met mine it was eternity

By now we know the wave is on its way to be
Just catch that wave don't be afraid of loving me
The fundamental loneliness goes whenever two can dream a dream together

When I saw you first the time was half past three
When your eyes met mine it was eternity

By now we know the wave is on its way to be
Just catch that wave, don't be afraid of loving me
The fundamental loneliness goes whenever two can dream a dream together
Track Name: Honeysuckle Rose
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

Every honeybee.... fills with jealousy
When they see you out with me
I dont blame them....goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose

When youre passin by....flowers drop and sigh
And I know the reason why
Youre much sweeter....goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose

Dont buy sugar....you just have to touch my cup
Youre my sugar....its so sweet when you stir it up

When Im taking sips...from your tasty lips
Seems the honey fairly drips
Youre confection.....goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose.

(instrumental break)

Dont buy sugar....you just have to touch my cup
Youre my sugar....its so sweet when you stir it up

When Im taking sips...from your tasty lips
Seems the honey fairly drips
Youre confection.....goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose.

I said youre confection.....goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose.
Track Name: Cheek to Cheek
CHEEK TO CHEEK

Heaven, Im in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When were out together dancing cheek to cheek

Heaven, Im in heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gamblers lucky streak
When were out together dancing (swinging) cheek to cheek

Oh I love to climb a mountain
And reach the highest peak
But it doesnt thrill (boot) me half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek

Oh I love to go out fishing
In a river or a creek
But I dont enjoy it half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek

(come on and) dance with me
I want my arm(s) about you
That (those) charm(s) about you
Will carry me through...

(right up) to heaven, Im in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When were out together dancing, out together dancing (swinging)
Out together dancing cheek to cheek
Track Name: That Old Black Magic
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC

That old black magic has me in its spell
That old black magic that you weave so well
Icy fingers up
And down my spine
The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine

The same old tingle that I feel
Inside
When that elevator starts its ride
Down and down I go, round and round I go
Like a leaf thats
Caught in the tide

I should stay away but what can I do
I hear your name, and Im aflame
Aflame with
Such a burning desire
That only your kiss can put out the fire

You are the lover that Ive waited for

The mate that fate had me created for
And every time your lips meet mine

Baby down and down I go,
All around I go
In a spin, loving the spin that Im in
Under that old black magic called love
Track Name: Moody's Mood For Love
MOODY’s MOOD FOR LOVE

(He:) There I go, there I go, there I go
There I go..
Pretty baby, you are the soul who snaps my control
Such a funny thing but every time you’re near me
I never can behave
You give me a smile and then I’m wrapped up in your magic
There’s music all around me, crazy music
Music that keeps calling me so very close to you
Turns me your slave
Come and do with me any little thing you want to
Anything baby, just let me get next to you
Am I insane or do I really see heaven in your eyes?
Bright as stars that shine up above you in the clear blue skies
How I worry about you
Just can’t live my life without you
Baby come here, don’t have no fear
Oh, is there a wonder why
I’m really feeling in the mood for love?
So tell me why stop to think
About this weather, my dear?
This little dream might fade away
There I go talking out of my head again, oh baby
Won’t you come and put our two hearts together?
That would make me strong and brave
Oh when we are one, I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid
If there’s a cloud up above us
Go on and let it rain
I’m sure our love together will endure a hurricane
Oh my baby
Won’t you please let me love you
And give a relief from this awful misery?

(She:) What is all this talk about loving me, my sweet?
I am not afraid, not anymore, not like before
Can’t you understand me?
Now baby, please pull yourself together, do it soon
My soul’s on fire, come on and take me
I’ll be what you make me, my darling, my sweet

(He:) Oh baby, you make me feel so good
Let me take you by the hand
Come let us visit out there
In that new promised land
Maybe there we can find
A good place to use a loving state of mind
I’m so tired of being without
And never knowing what love’s about...
James Moody, you can come on in man
And you can blow now if you want to

(Both:) We’re through.
Track Name: Skylark
SKYLARK

Skylark
Have you anything to say to me
Won't you tell me where my love can be
Is there a meadow in the mist
Where someone's waiting to be kissed

Oh skylark
Have you seen a valley green with spring
Where my heart can go a-journeying
Over the shadows and the rain
To a blossom-covered lane

And in your lonely flight
Haven't you heard the music in the night
Wonderful music
Faint as a will o' the wisp
Crazy as a loon
Sad as a gypsy serenading the moon

Oh skylark
I don't know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won't you lead me there
Oh skylark
Won't you lead me there
Track Name: I've Got You Under My Skin
I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN

Ive got you under my skin
Ive got you deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart, that youre really a part of me
Ive got you under my skin

Ive tried so not to give in
Ive said to myself this affair never will go so well
But why should I try to resist, when baby will I know than well
That Ive got you under my skin

Id sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
And repeats, repeats in my ear

Dont you know you fool, you never can win
Use your mentality, wake up to reality
But each time I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
cause Ive got you under my skin
Track Name: A Foggy Day
A FOGGY DAY

I was a stranger in the city
Out of town were the people I knew
I had that feeling of self-pity
What to do, what to do, what to do
The outlook was decidedly blue

But as I walked through the foggy streets alone
It turned out to be the luckiest day Ive known

A foggy day, in london town
Had me low, had me down
I viewed the morning, with much alarm
British museum, had lost its charm

How long I wondered,
Could this thing last
But the age of miracles, hadnt past
For suddenly, I saw you there
And through foggy london town,
The sun was shining everywhere

For suddenly, I saw you there
And through foggy london town,
The sun was shining everywhere
Track Name: The Nearness of You
THE NEARNESS OF YOU

Its not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me, oh no
Its just the nearness of you

It isnt your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation, oh no
Its just the nearness of you

When youre in my arms and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If youll only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you
Track Name: Spain
SPAIN

Yesterday, just a photograph of yesterday...
And all it's edges folded and the corners faded sleepy brown.
And yet it's all I have of our past love,
A post script to it's ending.

Brighter days, I can see such brighter days.
When every song we sang is sung again.
And now we know, we know this time it's for good.
And we're lovers once again...and you're near me.

I can remember the rain in December, the leaves of brown, on the ground...

In Spain I did love and adore you!
The nights filled with joy were our yesterdays
And tomorrow will bring you near me.

I can recall my desire
Every reverie is on fire
And I get a picture of all my yesterdays,
Yesterday I can say.
I get a kick every time they play...that spain again!

I can remember the rain in December, the leaves of brown, on the ground...

Our love was a spanish fiesta
The bright lights and songs were our joy each day!
And the nights were the heat of yearning.

I can recall my desire
Every reverie is on fire
And I get a picture of all my yesterdays,
Yesterday I can say.
I get a kick every time I see...you gaze at me

I see moments of history
Your eyes meet mine and they dance to the melody
And we live again, as if dreaming

The sound of our hearts beat like castenettes
And forever we'll know their meaning.

You gaze at me...I see moments of history.
Your eyes meet mine and they dance to the melody.
And we live again, as if dreaming

The sound of our hearts beat like castenettes
And forever we'll know their meaning.