I Wanna Be Loved

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Greta Matassa made her mark performing in the Pacific Northwest as a jazz vocalist, with a great insight into the Great American Songbook and strong scatting abilities. Both are on display in this big-band session, with arrangements by the promising young pianist Tamir Hendelman and an all-star group. Following a swinging "Broadway" that also includes a healthy dose of scat, she is draped in strings and complemented by Steve Wilkerson's soprano sax in a lively take of Herbie Hancock's "Chan's Song" that sounds like it could have come from a movie soundtrack. There are several little-known songs that Matassa makes her own, including Jerry Goldsmith's moving ballad "Alone in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Greta Matassa made her mark performing in the Pacific Northwest as a jazz vocalist, with a great insight into the Great American Songbook and strong scatting abilities. Both are on display in this big-band session, with arrangements by the promising young pianist Tamir Hendelman and an all-star group. Following a swinging "Broadway" that also includes a healthy dose of scat, she is draped in strings and complemented by Steve Wilkerson's soprano sax in a lively take of Herbie Hancock's "Chan's Song" that sounds like it could have come from a movie soundtrack. There are several little-known songs that Matassa makes her own, including Jerry Goldsmith's moving ballad "Alone in the World" written for the soundtrack to the film Russia House and performed with just the rhythm section, Carroll Coates' luxurious ballad "You'll See," and a touching setting of Cy Coleman's "Would You Believe." If there's a weak spot, it is Al Jarreau's "Save Me," which is undermined a bit by its uninspired lyrics and the questionable use of a harmonica synthesizer perhaps no jazz harmonica player was available at the time?. Greta Matassa makes a strong statement with this memorable recording.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/9/2009
  • Label: Resonance Records
  • UPC: 724101743528
  • Catalog Number: 1010
  • Sales rank: 257,550

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Broadway (5:02)
  2. 2 Chan's Song (5:39)
  3. 3 Alone in the World (4:56)
  4. 4 I Wanna Be Loved (6:42)
  5. 5 Nothing Like You (5:37)
  6. 6 You'll See (5:27)
  7. 7 Save Me (5:57)
  8. 8 Two for the Road (5:49)
  9. 9 The Night Mist (6:33)
  10. 10 Would You Believe (4:22)
  11. 11 All Night Long (6:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Greta Matassa Primary Artist, Vocals
Bruce Forman Guitar
Steve Wilkerson Reeds
Peter Kent Concert Master
Gina Kronstadt Strings
Bob Leatherbarrow Drums, Vibes
Susan Chatman Strings
Clipper Anderson Bass
Christian Howes Violin
Cameron Patrick Strings
Tamir Hendelman Piano
Steve Wilkerson & Andrea Baker Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Willie Murillo Trumpet
Darin Clendenin & Friends Piano
Darin Clendenin Piano
Technical Credits
Cy Coleman Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Carroll Coates Composer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
George Klabin Producer, Engineer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Curtis Lewis Composer
James Lipton Composer
Tamir Hendelman Arranger
Giovanni Rodríguez Graphic Design
M.R. Berlin Composer
Kuno Schmid String Arrangements
Pierre Paul Engineer, Mastering
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