Nov 042007
 

From JC PENNEY JAM CONCERT FOR AMERICA’S KIDS
Written by Alejandro Sanz

David Foster is one of the leading figures in show business for charity events. His own foundation, the David Foster Foundation, helps the families of children in need of organs transplants. He also offers his time for several other charitable events for people like Andre Agassi and Mohammed Ali. Through the years, hundreds of benefits have count on his musical talent and endless connections. In 2006, Foster supervised the “JC Penney Jam Concert For America’s Kids.” Held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the star studded event was filmed and subsequently released on CD/DVD. The varied line-up assembled by Foster included big names like Martina McBride, John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, Mary J. Blige, Alejandro Sanz, Chris Botti and many more. Every genre of music was in the spotlight including country, pop, R&B, Latin, jazz or rock. Foster, together with Humberto Gatica, produced the music performances with pristine and outstanding sound quality. As it always happens with Foster-directed concerts, the superstars were supported by an orchestra and house band comprised of the best players available. This event showcased some outstanding musicians including John Robinson on drums, Nathan East on bass, Paulinho Da Costa on percussions, Greg Phillinganes on keyboards, Dean Parks, Michael Thompson, Ramon Stagnaro on guitars plus Foster tickling the ivories to create the perfect music background.

All the performances were top notch, but there is a standout moment; “Corazon Partio” sung by Spanish star Alejandro Sanz. It’s a Latin jam with an irresistible hook, beautifully performed by the singer and supported by the tight backing band that features Stagnaro on nylon guitar and amazing horns.

Other outstanding moments include John Legend’s moving rendition of his hit, “Ordinary People,” Chris Botti and Renee Olstead performing “Pennies From Heaven,” and Andrea Bocelli with Katharine McPhee performing “Somos Novios.” It also includes Peter Cincotti performing “Be Careful” and Katharine McPhee singing her trademark song, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” The DVD of the concert is a visual and sonic pleasure.


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Lead Vocals: Alejandro Sanz
Piano: David Foster
Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes
Guitars: Dean Parks & Michael Thompson
Bass: Nathan East
Drums: John Robinson
Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
Nylon Guitar: Ramon Stagnaro
Produced by David Foster & Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

Tiritas pa este corazón partío.
Tiritas pa este corazón partío,

Ya lo ves, que no hay dos sin tres,
Que la vida va y viene y que no se detiene…
Y, qué sé yo
Pero miénteme aunque sea dime que algo queda
Entre nosotros dos, que en tu habitación
Nunca sale el sol, no existe el tiempo ni el dolor.

Llévame si quieres a perder, a ningún destino, sin ningún por qué.

Ya lo sé, que corazón que no ve,
Es corazón que no siente,
El corazón que te miente amor.
Pero, sabes que en lo más profundo de mi alma,
Sigue aquel dolor por creer en ti,
qué fue de la ilusión y de lo bello que es vivir?

Para qué me curaste cuando estaba herído,
Si hoy me dejas de nuevo con el corazón partío.

Quién me va a entregar sus emociones?
Quién me va a pedir que nunca la abandone?
Quién me tapará esta noche si hace frío?
Quién me va a curar el corazón partído?
Quién llenará de primaveras este enero,
Y bajará la luna para que juguemos?
Dime, si tú te vas, dime cariño mío,
Quién me va a curar el corazón partío?

Tiritas pa este corazón partío.
Tiritas pa este corazón partío.

Dar solamente aquello que te sobra,
Nunca fue compartir, sino dar limosna, amor.
Si no lo sabes tú, te lo digo yo.
Después de la tormenta siempre llega la calma,
Pero, sé que después de ti,
Después de ti no hay nada.

Para qué me curaste cuando estaba herído,
Si hoy me dejas de nuevo con el corazón partío.

Quién me va a entregar sus emociones?
Quién me va a pedir que nunca le abandone?
Quién me tapará esta noche si hace frío?
Quién me va a curar el corazón partío?
Quién llenará de primaveras este enero,
Y bajará la luna para que juguemos?
Dime, si tú te vas, dime cariño mío,
Quién me va a curar el corazón partío?