Pink Martini: China Forbes, Pepe Raphael (vocals); Dan Faehnle (guitar); Aaron Meyer (violin); David Eby (cello); Maureen Love (harp); Gavin Bondy (trumpet); Robert Taylor (trombone); Thomas M. Lauderdale (piano); Doug Smith (vibraphone, percussion); John Wager (bass); Richard Rothfus (bongos, drums, percussion); Brian Davis (congas, timbales, percussion); Derek Rieth (percussion)
Recorded at Stiles Recording Studio, Portland, Oregon, from December 1996 to April 1997.
Pink Martini's debut album incorporates an impressive variety of influences. Traces of Cuban music, cabaret, and film soundtracks are all discernible on Sympathique, an intriguing blend of contemporary pop painted with brass, strings, and percussion. ~ Jason Ankeny