You're Nearer (Nancy Marano)

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
It's hardly hyperbole to call Nancy Marano a terrific jazz singer. Joined by a cast of Dutch musicians, the singer did most of the arranging herself. She restores the all too often omitted verse to "Nice Work if You Can Get It" and scats up a storm with bassist Marius Beets. Her loping, emotional chart of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bittersweet bossa nova "Zingaro" packs a powerful punch. Pianist Rob Van Bavel arranged two standards that earned high praise from their respective composers: the shimmering rendition of Johnny Mandel's "The Shining Sea" and his imaginative brisk chart of Dave and Iola Brubeck's "Summer Song," which showcases Marano's playful side. She's back to ...
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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
It's hardly hyperbole to call Nancy Marano a terrific jazz singer. Joined by a cast of Dutch musicians, the singer did most of the arranging herself. She restores the all too often omitted verse to "Nice Work if You Can Get It" and scats up a storm with bassist Marius Beets. Her loping, emotional chart of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bittersweet bossa nova "Zingaro" packs a powerful punch. Pianist Rob Van Bavel arranged two standards that earned high praise from their respective composers: the shimmering rendition of Johnny Mandel's "The Shining Sea" and his imaginative brisk chart of Dave and Iola Brubeck's "Summer Song," which showcases Marano's playful side. She's back to scatting in unison as well as trading licks with flügelhornist Angelo Verploegen in the upbeat "Look for the Silver Lining." She even throws a curve to her longtime fans by taking over at the piano to accompany herself on stunning takes of "Detour Ahead" and "You're Nearer," bringing new meaning to the lyrics of these well-known standards. It's no surprise that many veteran jazz musicians and singers were impressed when they heard advance copies of this first-tier CD and offered high praise that is reproduced within the packaging. This release should be required listening for aspiring jazz singers.
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  • Release Date: 3/2/2004
  • Label: Munich
  • UPC: 742451542721
  • Catalog Number: 427
  • Sales rank: 166,917

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite female jazz singer

    I've been a fan of Nancy Marano's for over 25 years. I've seen her in the small jazz clubs in and around NYC and at the Waldorf where she played on the Cole Porter piano weekly. She has grown so much and her musical abilities are astoundingly beautiful. She has such depth of emotion and musically, she blows me away. I love this new album. And each time I listen, I hear more. That's the sign of a great musician for me.

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