So in Love

So in Love

5.0 2
by Roberta Gambarini
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

It seems incredible that Roberta Gambarini didn't win the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition but she was new to the U.S., having just arrived from her native Italy. But with each new release, she has demonstrated that she is easily the most accomplished vocalist of the competitors for the prize, while pianist Hank Jones, who knows a…  See more details below

Overview

It seems incredible that Roberta Gambarini didn't win the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition but she was new to the U.S., having just arrived from her native Italy. But with each new release, she has demonstrated that she is easily the most accomplished vocalist of the competitors for the prize, while pianist Hank Jones, who knows a thing or two about great singers, refers to her as the "greatest vocalist to come along in the past 60 years." With a rhythm section rotating between three talented up-and-coming pianists Tamir Hendeman, Eric Gunnison, or Gerald Clayton) plus veteran bassists George Mraz, Neil Swainson, or Chuck Berghofer and seasoned drummers Jake Hanna, Al Foster, Jeff Hamilton, or Montez Coleman, Gambarini works her magic with familiar standards and a few unexpected choices. She has a love of Cole Porter's songs, opening with a touching, richly textured "So in Love," a virtual rhapsody in a duet with piano. She restores the oft-omitted verse to "Get Out of Town" then delivers a driving rendition that shows off her gift for interpreting a song that has likely been recorded by all vocal jazz greats who have preceded her, proving she belongs in their company; she is joined by the soft tenor sax of James Moody. Her rapid-fire scatting is a highlight of her brisk treatment of "From This Moment On." Gambarini is also very comfortable looking outside of jazz for material, adapting Willie Nelson's "Crazy" with a master's touch, with subtle trumpet added by Roy Hargrove, while she has equal success with a medley of Beatles songs, including a moving "Golden Slumbers" that segues into a breezy "Here, There and Everywhere." But Gambarini's hilarious lyrics for Johnny Griffin's blues "The JAMFs Are Coming" (retitled "You Ain't Nothin' But a J.A.M.F.") prove to be the big surprise, showing off her incredible scatting range and sense of humor, though like a true lady, she never specifies what Griffin meant by a JAMF (hint: an acronym starting with "Jive Ass"). Roberta Gambarini continues to shine brightly as one of top jazz vocalists of her generation with this outstanding release.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
Label:
Emarcy
UPC:
0602527102573
catalogNumber:
001316002
Rank:
115719

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roberta Gambarini   Primary Artist
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Jake Hanna   Drums
Roy Hargrove   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
James Moody   Tenor Saxophone
Neil Swainson   Bass
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Foster   Drums
Eric Gunnison   Piano
George Mraz   Bass
Tamir Hendelman   Piano
Montez Coleman   Drums
Gerald Clayton   Piano

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Composer
Johnny Griffin   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Larry Clothier   Producer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Mack Gordon   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Bruno Martino   Composer
Bruno Brighetti   Composer
Andrea Morricone   Composer
Roberta Gambarini   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Liner Notes
Tamir Hendelman   Arranger
J. Demy   Composer
A. Stewart   Composer
M. Legrand   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

So in Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JoeSullivan More than 1 year ago
I recommend this CD highly as Roberta Gambarini displays fully her ability ashigh quality vocalist with excellent range, tone, swing and musicality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago