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Digging Me Digging You
     

Digging Me Digging You

by Amy Cervini
 
Amy Cervini pays tribute to the late vocalist/pianist/composer Blossom Dearie by singing songs written or performed by Dearie. Cervini is not one to mimic Dearie; her voice is a rich alto (rather than the pianist's coy, little-girl voice), and she also has superb diction and a gift for interpreting a lyric with flair. Surrounding herself with an A list of supporting

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Amy Cervini pays tribute to the late vocalist/pianist/composer Blossom Dearie by singing songs written or performed by Dearie. Cervini is not one to mimic Dearie; her voice is a rich alto (rather than the pianist's coy, little-girl voice), and she also has superb diction and a gift for interpreting a lyric with flair. Surrounding herself with an A list of supporting musicians, including pianist Bruce Barth, drummer Matt Wilson, clarinetist Anat Cohen, and trumpeter Avishai Cohen, among others, along with the thoughtful, witty arrangements of Oded Lev-Ari (who also produced the CD), Cervini works magic with every track. Cervini's playful side comes across in the breezy opener, Rodgers & Hart's "Everything I've Got," with a rich mix of reeds and brass and a lively rhythm section in support of her. Her mellow setting of Dearie's "I Like You, You're Nice" is heartfelt, beautifully accompanied by Barth, while she captures the subtle air of the late pianist/singer's "I'm Shadowing You" in a gentle bossa nova arrangement. Cervini's comic side is apparent with her playful interpretation of Dave Frishberg's "My Attorney Bernie," while her version of Bob Dorough's "Figure Eight" (written for the children's public television show Schoolhouse Rock) is dramatically arranged with eight cellos providing her sole backing. Another treat is Cervini's whimsical rendition of Cole Porter's obscure "The Physician." While there always seems to be a bevy of female jazz vocalists competing for attention, Amy Cervini stands out from the pack in her generation.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/2012
Label:
Anzic Records
UPC:
0896434001528
catalogNumber:
34
Rank:
212799

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Performance Credits

Amy Cervini   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bruce Barth   Piano
Matt Wilson   Drums
Avishai Cohen   Trumpet
Josh Sinton   Baritone Saxophone
Alex Waterman   Cello
Anat Cohen   Clarinet
Rubin Kodheli   Cello
Yair Evnine   Cello
Yoed Nir   Cello
James Shipp   Percussion,Vibes
Jesse Lewis   Guitar
Matt Aronoff   Bass
Jeremy Udden   Alto Saxophone
Jennifer Wharton   Bass Trombone
Jessie Reagan   Cello

Technical Credits

Herb Alpert   Composer
Bob Dorough   Composer
Dave Frishberg   Composer
James Farber   Engineer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Oded Lev-Ari   Arranger,Producer
Marnay   Composer

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