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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

May 3, 2009


International Queen of Bossa Nova Lisa Ono releases two new albums simultaneously! The first CD "Look To The Rainbow-Jazz Standards From LA" was produced by Lisa and Bill Cantos, who is a singer, composer, pianist and has performed with Sergio Mendes, and also known for his detailed knowledge of Brazilian music. The sound concept of this album is, “Lisa Ono with chorus”. Every tune has a chorus, and two of the songs features renowned acapella group Take 6. Includes tracks like “My Funny Valentine”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “The Shadow Of Your Smile” and Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why”. The second CD "Cheek To Cheek-Jazz Standards From Rio" was produced by Lisa and Mario Adnet, a Brazilian guitar player, has been arranging many songs for Lisa many years. The sound concept for this album is, “Lisa Ono with horns”, and features Big Band classics such as Duke Ellington’s numbers, the top horn section, strings, and percussion musicians of Rio, Brazil. Includes tracks like “Fly Me To The Moon”, “The More I See You” “All Of Me”, “Cheek To Cheek,”, “Hello Dolly” and more!

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