Roberta Gambarini – Easy to Love (2006/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Roberta Gambarini - Easy to Love (2006/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz] Download

Roberta Gambarini – Easy to Love (2006/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:17:33 minutes | 817 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © IN+OUT Records

Roberta Gambarini was a virtual unknown outside of Europe before coming to the United States and dazzling both seasoned jazz musicians and critics alike. Under the wing of Benny Carter for several years prior to his death in 2003, the Italian singer with an expressive, clear, and consistently swinging vocal style has seen her reputation spread widely, culminating in this initial American release. Her delightful take on the standard “Easy to Love” includes a bit of soft scatting in tandem with Chuck Berghofer’s bass. Her expressive interpretation of “On the Sunny Side of the Street” finds her scatting to each of the demanding solos from a recorded collaboration by Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, and Sonny Rollins, as well as adding some original vocalese to each of the solos. She is just as effective handling Bill Evans’ bittersweet ballad “The Two Lonely People” and Billy Strayhorn’s overlooked gem “Multi-Colored Blue.” Tenor saxophonist James Moody is a special guest on “Lover Man” and the swinging “Centerpiece,” on the latter playing in unison with Gambarini and engaging in a friendly, often hilarious scat duet with her as well. With this first-rate 2006 release, Roberta Gambarini makes a strong case for consideration as one of the most impressive jazz vocalists to arrive on the scene over the previous two decades; her attractive voice, impeccable taste, and skills as an arranger make her impossible to resist.

Tracklist:

1-1. Roberta Gambarini – Easy to Love (04:47)
1-2. Roberta Gambarini – Only Trust Your Heart (04:11)
1-3. Roberta Gambarini – Lover Man (05:59)
1-4. Roberta Gambarini – On the Sunny Side of the Street (05:39)
1-5. Roberta Gambarini – Porgy, I’s Your Woman Now / I Loves You, Porgy (07:25)
1-6. Roberta Gambarini – Lover Come Back to Me (05:44)
1-7. Roberta Gambarini – The Two Lonely People (06:12)
1-8. Roberta Gambarini – Centerpiece (05:21)
1-9. Roberta Gambarini – Guess I’ll Hang My Tears out to Dry (05:59)
1-10. Roberta Gambarini – No More Blues (03:13)
1-11. Roberta Gambarini – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes / All the Things You Are (05:53)
1-12. Roberta Gambarini – Too Late Now (05:10)
1-13. Roberta Gambarini – Multi-Colored Blue (06:30)
1-14. Roberta Gambarini – Monk’s Prayer / Looking Back (05:23)

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