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I Wanna Be Loved
     

I Wanna Be Loved

by Greta Matassa
 
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"

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Resonance Records
UPC:
0724101743528
catalogNumber:
1010
Rank:
179006

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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

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