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viernes, 24 de junio de 2011

CD Review: Cinzia Spata - Into the Moment




CD Review: Cinzia Spata - Into the Moment







Cinzia Spata third release Into the Moment should establish her as one of the best singers in the jazz scene. Spata is an italian singer with superb command of her voice and a master of scatting, a singing technique used by jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

On the first track, "Questar", Spata do some suberb harmonized scatting with trumpet player Ken Celvenka. Her scats are fabulous also on "Soul Eyes". But is in cool swing arrangement of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "My Favourite Things" that Cinzia Spata shows her mastery of scatting. Spata improvises melodies with spontaneity and ease.

Spata and trumpeter Ken Cervenka complement each other perfectly on Ralph Towner's "The Glide", and on the funk Spata original "Carlos". This piece has avant-garde influences, especially at he end where Spata exchanges some dazzling improvisations with the trumpet.

But Cinzia is not all about scatting, she also has the sensibility to sing jazz ballads as shown on her heartfelt renditions of "Falling Grace", and "The Widow in the Window"
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Musicians: Cinzia Spata - vocal, Bruce Barth - piano, Dave Clark -bass, Yoron Israel - drums, Ken Cervenka - trumpet, flugelhorn. George Garzone - tenor sax

Tracks: Questar, My Favourite Things, Falling Grace, The Glide, The Widow in the Window, Soul Eyes, Carlos, Duke Ellington's Sound of Love, Tea for Two, Very Early, East of the Sun (West of the sun)

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