Kaplowitz Lela TO ONE
Release Date: September 13, 2019
Catalog #: BR8958
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Jazz
Guitar
Percussion
Voice

To One

Lela Kaplowitz composer, vocalist

On TO ONE, Croatian-born Lela Kaplowitz delivers a collection of songs that expressively hearken back to the singer/songwriter era of the 1970s, reviving the spirit of such ground-breaking artists as Carole King, Laura Nyro, and Roberta Flack. Kaplowitz, who has been lauded by jazz vocal legend Sheila Jordan as “an extremely talented vocalist” and Bobby McFerrin as having a “wonderful voice,” presents a nuanced mélange of pop, soul, jazz, and even folk music on TO ONE.

TO ONE opens with the folk rock-tinged Liila, which features an uplifting violin intro and lyrics delivering a timeless message. Capturing the essence of the 1970s, Human Tapestry is in many ways like a stylistic tribute to Carole King, and You Gave me Wings evokes the soulful, smooth vocals of Roberta Flack.

Elevating messages flow throughout the tracks on TO ONE, whether the song be a funky ballad such as Love Is All There Is, or a cheerful pop declaration such as You Will See. The well-honed interplay of Kaplowitz’s vocals with the animated, powerful, and almost vocal tone of her husband Joe Kaplowitz’s organ performance shines in the spare yet animated With Every Breath. TO ONE closes with Love Prayer, an aptly titled song that reflects the spirit of inclusiveness and empowerment that permeates the entire album.

Kaplowitz’s biography states that she “gives something artistic to the world, making people look at ordinary things in a new way and inspiring them to see with a new perspective.” TO ONE is a testament to that and more.

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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Liila Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals; Marko First, violin 4:05
02 Human Tapestry Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals; Lucia Kaplowitz, tap 4:40
03 You Gave Me the Wings Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals 5:03
04 Everything Is Possible Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals 4:27
05 Love Is All There Is Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals; Davor Križić, trumpet 4:42
06 300 Years of Silence Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals 3:59
07 Dreamland Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals 5:13
08 You Will See Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals; Marko First, violin 4:32
09 With Every Breath Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals 5:44
10 Love Prayer Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals; Marko First, violin 5:58
11 Chant to One Lela Kaplowitz Lela Kaplowitz, voice; Elvis Penava, guitars; Dado Marinković, drums, percussion; Joe Kaplowitz, organ, piano, bass, cajón, back vocals 10:06

All songs written by Lela Kaplowitz
All songs arranged by Lela & Joe Kaplowitz

Recorded February & March 2019 at Studio 21 in Zagreb, Croatia
Recording Session Engineer Joe Kaplowitz

Photography Mario Kociper
Make up Artist Romana Farkaš

Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw
A&R Director Brandon MacNeil
A&R Danielle Lewis

VP, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy
Audio Director Lucas Paquette
Mastering Shaun Michaud

VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell
Art Director Ryan Harrison
Design Edward Fleming
Publicity Patrick Niland, Sara Warner

Artist Information

LELA KAPLOWITZ

Lela Kaplowitz

Composer, Vocalist

Lela Kaplowitz gives something artistic to the world, making people look at ordinary things in a new way and inspiring them to see with a new perspective. Kaplowitz’s flood of creativity changes people’s lives for the better and raises beauty out of ordinary daily life. Her mission is to stimulate, entertain, and show beauty. She is a success because she loves her calling.

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Notes

TO ONE is a vision. It is a vision of creating an elevating musical experience for all listeners. TO ONE strives to contribute to the global work of raising awareness. I hope it lifts you up from an everyday life to a more meaningful way of living. Its sole purpose is to bring inner and outer peace, acceptance, and a healthy lifestyle through music and positive vibration. The songs included were carefully selected to enhance your listening experience. They each speak about our power centers through the prism of awareness and align their vibrations accordingly. Opening up through singing will allow us to create broader minds, more open hearts, and help us remain calm and in the moment. From this experience, I hope you will find it easier to communicate with one another and feel more like a human family than ever before. I truly hope you enjoy the experience!

Acknowledgements
I would love to extend my deepest gratitude to the Croatian Composers’ Society for their support, to all musicians collaborating on this album, to all the lovely singers I work with, to everyone who listens to my music, to my lovely daughter Lucia for her immense patience, and most of all to my husband Joe who selflessly supports me in all my music endeavors.

— Lela Kaplowitzt

“Kaplowitz’s singing is simply superb.” — Michael Bailey (All About Jazz)

“Lela Kaplowitz has a remarkable tone [and] great timing…” — Brent Black (Criticaljazz.com)

”Wonderful voice…” — Bobby McFerrin

Texts

BORN IN A WILDSTREAM IN A MOUNTAIN SO HIGH
PLAYING WITH CLOUDS, LISTENING TO BIRDS’ LULLABIES
FEELING SAFE AND WARM
WHERE SHE THOUGHT SHE BELONGED

BUT THE FLOW WAS TOO STRONG TO KEEP HER OUT ON HER OWN
SHE WAS CARRIED BY THE RIVER TO A PLACE FOR HER UNKNOWN
FEELING SCARED AND LOST, WONDERING IF SHE’S CLOSE
TO THE ANSWERS SHE WAS LOOKING FOR

“WHY THE RIVER FLOWS FROM THE MOUNTAIN STEEP?
HOW CAN I BE SURE IT WILL EVER REACH THE SEA?”

BORN IN A WILDSTREAM, TRAVELED ALL OF HER LIFE
TO PLACES AND COUNTRIES, STILL WONDERING WHY
BUT WHEN SHE REACHED THE SEA, SHE FELT WHAT’S LIKE TO BE
ONE IN UNITY, ONE IN PEACE

STILL THE RIVER FLOWS FROM THE MOUNTAIN STEEP
NOW I CAN BE SURE IT INDEED WILL REACH THE SEA

HOLD MY HAND AND DANCE
IT’S A HYPNOTIZING TRANCE
CAN YOU FEEL THE BEAT NOW?
LET’S EXPLORE THE RHYTHM

EARTH IS GIVING TO US
MELODIES DIVINE
STOP AND TAKE A LISTEN
TO THESE NATURE’S RHYMES

TUNE INTO THE POWER
LET THE CURRENT FLY
UP AND DOWN YOUR SPINE
TILL YOUR SPIRIT’S HIGH

KEEP YOUR BODY MOVING
TAP YOUR FEET, KEEP GROOVING
ALLOW YOU HEART TO FEEL
UNIVERSAL LOVE

ALL WORLDS ARE FAMILY
BIG COSMIC FAMILY
GALACTIC HARMONY
IS WHERE I WANNA BE

ALL OF OUR ANCESTRY
PULSATING EQUALLY
WITH ALL THOSE NEXT IN LINE
AS HUMAN TAPESTRY

“One clear moment, one of trance
One missed step, one perfect dance
One missed shot, one and only chance
Life is all…but one fleeting glance.”
― Sanober Khan

YOU GAVE ME THE WINGS
TO FLY WITH THE BUTTERFLIES IN THE MOONLIGHT
YOU TOUCHED ME SOFTLY, WHISPERED:
HURRY, CATCH YOUR STAR BEFORE THE SUNRISE
SECRETLY YOU PLAYED A SYMPHONY IN MY HEART
SUDDENLY YOU MADE IT CLEAR TO ME THAT I’M THE ONE…

YOU MELTED MY SOUL, SLOW LIKE HONEY,
SWEET LIKE TEARDROP IN THE WATERFALLS,
YOU FILLED MY HEART WITH JOY,
HAD IT PAINTED WITH THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW
SILENTLY YOU STRUMMED THE STRINGS OF HARP IN MY HEART,
HEAVENLY I FELT WHEN REALIZED THAT I’M THE ONE…

…SINGING YOUR SONGS,
DANCING IN THE OCEAN OF LOVE,
LIBERATING EVERLASTING RHYMES AND MELODIES
FROM MY SOUL, FROM MY HOME, FROM YOU LORD!

THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO
IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND INTO IT, IT’S TRUE
IF THE WISH IS STRONG ENOUGH
LIFE CAN BE A MIRACLE

THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T BE
MOLD YOURSELF IN CREATIVITY
IMMAGINATION IS BOUNDLESS
YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP ON DREAMING

FUTURE’S PENDING, PAST IS ENDING
PRESENT IS A GIFT, SO LET’S NOT WASTE IT
FUTURE’S UNKNOWN, PAST IS ALL GONE
WE’RE GIFTED WITH A PRESENT OF TODAY
LET’S MAKE THE BEST OF IT

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE
BELIEVING IS WHAT MAKES IT SO
IT DEPENDS ON A POINT OF VIEW YOU CHOOSE
WHETHER YOU’RE THE ONES WHO WIN OR LOSE

IF THERE WAS NO LOVE THERE WOULDN’T BE LIFE
IF THERE WAS NO LOVE THERE WOULDN’T BE THE SUN
IF THERE WAS NO LOVE THERE WOULDN’T BE US

IF THERE WAS NO LOVE THERE WOULDN’T BE YOU
IF THERE WAS NO LOVE THERE WOULDN’T BE ME
IF THERE WAS NO LOVE THERE WOULDN’T BE ANYTHING

LOVE IS ALL THERE IS
LOVE IS ALL AROUND
LOVE

THERE’S NO BLACK AND THERE IS NO WHITE
EVERYTHING IS HERE IF YOU ACCEPT IT NOW
RELAX, JUST BREATHE, NO NEED TO RUSH

THERE’S NO END NOR A BEGINNING
EVERYTHING IS HERE AND EVERYTHING IS NOW
LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF LIKE YOU’VE NEVER DONE

LOVE IS ALL THERE IS
LOVE IS ALL AROUND
LOVE

KEEP SMILING, KEEP SHINING, KEEP LOVING
LET YOUR EYES GLOW LIKE A THOUSAND STARS
KEEP SMILING, KEEP SHINING, KEEP LOVING
LET YOUR SPIRIT RISE ABOVE THE CLOUDS

SING AND DANCE IN THE MOONLIGHT
SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH EVERYONE
IT’S ALL THAT MATTERS NOW BELIEVE ME, FOR…

LOVE IS ALL THERE IS
LOVE IS ALL THERE IS
LOVE

300 YEARS OF SILENCE
I’M READY TO BREAK, AND READY TO MAKE
300 YEARS OF LOVING INSTEAD

CENTURIES AGO, HAD A VISION OF A PLACE
WHERE LOVE AND KINDNESS RULED ABOVE ALL
FIGHTING FOR THE WEAK, HELPING EVERYONE
FOOLISHLY LET DOWN BY THEM ALL

FOUGHT FOR HIGHER CAUSE, PUT MY FAMILY THROUGH HELL
BRAVER THEN THE ARMIES OF ROME
TOOK A WHILE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT FATE HAD IN STORE
MADE A VOW NEVER TO SPEAK OUT AGAIN

300 YEARS OF SILENCE
I’M READY TO BREAK, AND READY TO MAKE
300 YEARS OF LOVING INSTEAD

CENTURIES AGO, LONGED FOR PEACE TO PREVAIL
IN HOMES AND HEARTS MADE ONLY OF STONE
LISTENED TO NO ONE, KNEW I HAD TO MAKE A CHANGE
KNEW MY PENANCE, BUT FELT NO REMORSE

WHEN PUBLICLY DISGRACED BEING DRAGGED BY THE HORSE
STILL HELD MY HEAD UP HIGH AND MY SPIRIT STRONG
LAST MOMENTS AS THE PYRE STARTED TO ENFOLD
SAVED INTO MYSELF AND SLOWLY DISSOLVED

IT’S BEEN A LONG, LONG ROAD
I LOST MYSELF, I LOST MY SOUL
NOW I’M READY FOR MY VOICE TO BE HEARD
MY MESSAGE TO BE KNOWN

I’M HERE
TO SPEAK OUT, SHOUT OUT, SCREAM LOUD
NO HIDING ANY MORE
NO FEAR
NO SACRIFICING ME
I’M HERE
TO LEND A HELPING HAND
LEAD INTO A BETTER TODAY

300 YEARS OF SILENCE
I’M READY TO BREAK, AND READY TO MAKE
300 YEARS OF LOVING INSTEAD

WE ALL ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE ONE
WE ALL BREATHE THE SAME AIR
GROW BENEATH THE SAME SUN
WE ALL ARE THE TRAVELERS OF LIGHT
ON THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE

TO THE LEFT AND TO THE RIGHT
FIELDS OF GOLD ARE SHINING BRIGHT
UP ABOVE AND DOWN BELOW
BLUEST SKIES AND RIVER’S FLOW

FLUTE AND HARP ARE SINGING RHYMES
IN HARMONY WITH HOLY CHIMES
ECHOES OF DELIGHT AND JOY
ALONG WITH HUMMING BIRDS IN GLOW

WE ALL ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE ONE
WE ALL BREATHE THE SAME AIR
GROW BENEATH THE SAME SUN
WE ALL ARE THE TRAVELERS OF LIGHT
ON THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE

WOULDN’T YOU AGREE WITH ME
ONCE WE’RE FREE THEN WE CAN SEE
CLEARLY AS THE MORNING SUN
THE PLACE WE ALL ARE DREAMING OF

THE LAND OF PRAISE, THE LAND OF GLORY
SO PEACEFUL, SOOTHING, COMFORTING
REIGNED BY PURE ETERNAL LIGHT
GUIDING US TO THE SILENCE

IF YOU SEEK, THIS LAND YOU’LL FIND
THERE ANGELS DANCE AND ALL IS KIND
PEARLS IN BLOSSOM, FOUNTAINS, CLOUDS
DREAMLAND

WE ALL ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE ONE
WE ALL BREATHE THE SAME AIR
GROW BENEATH THE SAME SUN
WE ALL ARE THE TRAVELERS OF LIGHT
ON THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE OUR DIFFERENCES, WE’RE BONDED SO DEEPLY
I SHARE MY POINTS OF VIEW WITH YOU, STILL OPEN FOR YOUR CLUES
I STILL DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND, ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU SEEM TO CARE
THAT IS WHY MY FRIEND, YOU WILL SEE

TOTAL OPPOSITES ARE WE, COMBINED BY SUN, THE MOON AND STARS
BROUGHT TOGETHER PURPOSELY, TO REMEMBER, FORGET AND MOVE ON
ONCE AGAIN, WE’LL MEET AGAIN, SHARE A LAUGH, MAYBE HALF
BUT TILL THAT MOMENT COMES MY BROTHER, YOU WILL SEE

YOU WILL SEE A BRIGHTER LIGHT, YOU WILL SEE A BRAND-NEW SIGHT
YOU WILL JUMP WITH HAPPINESS AND MAYBE YOU WILL CRY
YOU WILL SEE A WHOLE NEW WAY, SENSE AND LOGIC IN UNSEEN
DON’T YOU WORRY, I’LL BE THERE, YOU WILL SEE

AND JUST IN CASE YOU MISS MY WITZ, WHILE YOU’RE EXPLORING ON YOUR OWN
BE PATIENT AND I WILL BE THERE, SO WE CAN DISAGREE ONCE MORE
AND ALTHOUGH IT MAY SEEM TO YOU LIKE A VERY LONG, LONG, TIME
I WILL BE HERE BY YOUR SIDE, YOU WILL SEE

WITH EVERY BREATH I’M BORN ANEW
WITH EVERY SIGH I REALIZE
IT IS THE LIFE THAT’S GIVING ME REASONS TO LIVE

WITH EVERY SMILE BRIGHT LIGHT SHINES THROUGH
AND IN MY EYES WHOLE UNIVERSE
I RECOGNIZE THE ONE THAT’S THE SAME WITHIN ME AND YOU

STOP AND LISTEN TO THE TREES’ HUM
THEY ARE TELLING YOU THEIR STORY
WATCH THE CLOUDS SAIL IN THE MOONLIGHT
PAINTING CANVASES OF YOUR MIND

TOUCH THE RAINDROP ON A FLOWER
BATHE IN THE LIGHTNING, FEEL ITS POWER
LET YOUR FEET TAKE YOU AROUND
TRUST THE PATHS THEY CHOSE TO WALK

WITH EVERY BREATH I’M BORN ANEW
WITH EVERY SIGH I REALIZE
AND RECOGNIZE THE ONE THAT’S THE SAME WITHIN ME AND YOU
IT’S THE SAME WITHIN ME AND YOU
WE’RE SAME, ME AND YOU

FEELING SO GOOD I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
TRYING TO LET IT ALL OUT
WORDS CAN’T EXPRESS THE WAY I FEEL INSIDE
ONLY MY HEART SINGS OUT LOUD

FEELING SO GOOD I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
TRYING TO EASE THIS CHILDISH HEART
IT DANCES IT FLIES I DON’T WANT IT TO HIDE
I LET IT SMILE, LET IT SHINE, LET IT LOVE

LOVE IS ALL I FEEL
LOVE IS ALL AROUND
IN LOVE I DO BELIEVE
LOVE IS YOU AND I

ALL THIS LOVE I FEEL IS WHAT I HEAR INSIDE
MUSIC, MELODIES COMING OUT SO LOUD
PEOPLE HEAR MY PRAYER, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE
EVERY ONE OF YOU SINGING ALONG WITH ME

LOVE IS ALL I FEEL
LOVE IS ALL AROUND
IN LOVE I DO BELIEVE
LOVE IS YOU AND I

Embark on a peaceful journey through power centers and sing along to the soothing chant to feel empowered and enlightened…