Frankie Marcos is the founding member of the band Clouds and together, with the help of Grammy & Emmy award-winning jazz artist Arturo Sandoval, have created pure magic on “Oh Havana, When I Think of You”. This song and video captivates the audience with stellar audio and pleasant imagery. Just stop everything you’re doing for about five minutes or so and just get lost in the Clouds with Frankie Marcos and Arturo Sandoval.
Marcos is also a producer and arranger working with countless artists and is also considered to be one of the most esteemed members of the Miami sound. Frankie Marcos has shared the stage in Las Vegas with musical powerhouses like: Liza Minelli, Tom Jones, and Manhattan Transfer, among others. “Oh, Havana, When I Think of You” is a finely-written piece and just a pure joy to hear. It comes as no surprise to me that this song was nominated for a Grammy because it’s an excellent production.
While listening to “Oh, Havana, When I Think of You”, I picked up on a heavy element of smooth jazz that flowed like a calm, river current. One will hear masterful playing that is simply music to my ears! You will get a free ‘n’ easy feel that rushes over you as you listen to this entire number. “Oh, Havana, When I Think of You” is musically rich in sound and culture. The song/video will captivate your senses and will also put your mind, body and soul in a state of complete relaxation. Soothing to say the least, “Oh, Havana, When I Think of You” will stick to you and leave a lasting impression.
Frankie Marcos & Clouds performed at the Palm Court Performance Series produced by Emilio Estefan on November 23, 2019. This event was a Concert Tribute to The Legends of the Miami Sound and also included special guest artist Carlos Olivia. Sky’s the limit for Frankie Marcos & Clouds but one thing is for certain and that is that “Oh, Havana, When I Think of You (feat. Arturo Sandoval)” is instant Gold! You can enjoy the video here:
and allow yourself to soak in all of the serene textures & tones.
By J Rae