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Roberta Gambarini was born in Torino, Italy, into a family where jazz was much loved and appreciated. She began listening to this music as a child and started taking clarinet lessons when she was twelve years old. By the time she was 17, she began singing and performing in jazz clubs around Northern Italy and at the age of 18, she decided to move to Milan to pursue a career as a jazz ... Read more in Amazon's Roberta Gambarini Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Aug. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Emarcy
  • ASIN: B002EE57QM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,053 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. So In Love
2. Day In Day Out
3. Get Out Of Town
4. Crazy
5. That Old Black Magic
6. Estate
7. Golden Slumbers / Here, There and Everywhere
8. I See Your Face Before Me
9. From This Moment On
10. You Must Believe In Spring
11. This Is Always
12. You Ain't Nothing But a JAMF
13. Medley from "Cinema Paradiso": Main Theme/For Elena
14. Over the Rainbow

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By I. B. Wade on 20 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
Roberta Gambarini once quoted..."I am concentrating to a standard repertoire because people relate to it more, more original material will come later on."...As a teenager, when her peers were listening to American and Italian pop, she was checking out her dad's jazz record collection. She got hooked on the music and has developed a captivating, confident voice as she has matured into a serious artist..."The most important thing for me now, even more than style, is to establish a connection with the audience."...Roberta now puts her own spin on jazz chestnuts, works from the "Great American Songbook", and waits for the recording industry to notice how well she does it with her singular approach...Roberta Gambarini has an instrumental approach and possesses a warm timbre, impeccable timing and intonation, incredible technique and scatting and improvisation skills.

Born in Torino, Italy from a family where jazz was much loved and appreciated, she began listening to this music as a child...started performing while still in her teens, touring jazz clubs in northern Italy...Since 1985 she has played the most important festivals and venues in her country as well as many of the renowned international jazz festivals...Gambarini's been recording since 1986 both under her name and as a featured singer with most Italian musicians. In 1998 she moved to the United States with a scholarship from the New England Conservatory in Boston. In the same year she won third price at the International Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition.

Appearing with Roberta on this album as backup Chuck Berghofer (Bass), John Clayton (Bass), Gerald Clayton (Piano), Joe La Barbera (Drums), Willie Jones III (Drums), James Moody Sextet (Tenor Saxophone, Vocals), Tamir Hendelman (Piano)...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GLINDON on 1 Nov. 2011
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I cannot think of anyone, past or present, who has a voice superior to that of Roberta Gambarini. Add to that a natural feeling for jazz and peerless intelligence of interpretation and you have something approaching the miraculous. You will never hear a more beautiful rendition of the two McCartney songs here. Bruno Martino's Estate is exquisitely sad. And no-one swings harder than Roberta on Day in, day out. Sinatra in the fifties made I see your face before me his own; now he has to share the credits! The three Cole Porter numbers are phenomenal successes. Evviva Roberta!!!
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To my ear this is jazz at it's very best. Roberta's voice makes me tingle all over, and as I am a jazz musician myself, I find the arrangements really inspiring.
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This Generation's Ella Fitzgerald 26 Sept. 2009
By Rick Cornell - Published on
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First, allow me to say that I agree with all of the 4-star reviews below (particularly Mr. Chell's). I'm at 4 and 1/2, and I've decided to up my rating to 5 rather than reduce it to 4, for this reason:

Ms. Gambarini's initial release 3 years ago, "Easy to Love," was one of the finest debut recordings in history. In particular, her versions of "Sunny Side of the Street" and "Multi-Colored Blue" were hair-raisingly sensational. I agree that nothing on this c.d. approaches the heights of those two songs.

However, as I have listened to this c.d. repeatedly, I am struck by the conclusion that Roberta Gambarini, with this recording, has firmly secured her status as this generation's answer to Ella Fitzgerald. In fact, the comparison is overt.

Listen to how she whips and scats in "Day In Day Out," "That Old Black Magic," and "From This Moment On," for example. How can you not miss the influence of Ella in these cuts?

Or check out her work on "You Must Believe in Spring" and on the Beatles medley ("Golden Slumbers/Here There and Everywhere," done as a quick-step waltz). The balladization again is stunningly reminiscent of Ella.

And then there's "You Ain't Nothin' But a JAMF." (A Johnny Griffin tune, wherein I assume the "J" stands for Jive and the "M" for Mother, and you can figure out the rest....) Jimmy Witherspoon once said of Ella Fitzgerald, "You can tune a tuning fork by Ella, but she can't sing the blues." Ditto for Roberta Gambarini. Like Ms. Fitzgerald, her intonation and purity of straight-toned sound throughout both of her singing ranges are flawless and non-pareil; but blues or blues-based tunes will never be her signatures.

This c.d., as well as the later-released but in fact first recording with Hank Jones, firmly plants Roberta Gambarini in my mind as this generation's answer to Ella Fitzgerald, more than any other contemporary singer. And for that, I give her 5 stars.

But I promise to be pickier on the next release. No "Songbook" recordings, now, Roberta, you hear?! RC
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
another well-done Gambarini sound show 6 Sept. 2009
By abcde - Published on
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Roberta again shines on this CD: her voice is strong, smooth, and dripping with feeling. And, the sterling side-players are equally compelling; indeed, they play with admirable restraint in order to allow Roberta to remain front and center. To my mind, the song selection leaves a bit to be desired: too many of these songs are long-time staples, and it may be that, like me, you are somewhat tired of them. (And, I was disappointed to hear the "I" at the end of "Over the Rainbow" seem to morph into a different sound.) But fans of glorious jazz singing should surely have no hesitation about this CD.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ella and Sarah rolled into one 13 July 2011
By Sebastian Giacco - Published on
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A great recording by an individual who was born fifty years too late. A great voice, great diction, great jazz feel. A beautiful solo by Roy Hargrove on "Crazy".
All in all, a most satisfying listen.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
So much to love in "So In Love" . . . 27 Mar. 2011
By Rocky Mountain Jazz Fan - Published on
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One of the most refreshing aspects of jazz in the last 10-15 years has been the ascent of a number of very fine female jazz vocalists--singers such as Tierney Sutton, Stacey Kent, Sara Gazarek, Carol Welsman and Nikki Yanofsky. And, Roberta Gambarini. To compare these singers to one another isn't really fair--each has her own style and each is at a different point on her career journey, but Ms. Gambarini certainly belongs on the "short list" of best female jazz singers working today--she has all the tools in the toolbox.

In an era when many female American pop singers can't even sing a lyric where the words are intelligible, Ms. Gambarini--for whom English is not her native language--caresses every syllable with her lovely voice with perfect pitch, perfect pronunciation and beautiful emotion. (She also sings one song on this album in her native Italian--equally well and clearly.) While some jazz purists might wince at the comparison, Ms. Gambarini's ballad singing reminds me very much of that of Doris Day. Also like Doris Day, Ms. Gambarini's singing can be pure and innocent, while simultaneously being quite sultry, smoldering, and sensuous--that makes for an irresistible combination, especially for many of we males of the human species.

All of this album is quite enjoyable, but a few tunes absolutely shine out. A favorite of mine is the title tune, Cole Porter's "So In Love," sung impeccably by Roberta with only piano accompaniment. Here, my comparison to Doris Day is unavoidable. A beautiful ballad, sung with emotion that is simultaneously strong, yet tender. Ecstasy.

For me, the highlight of this album is a surprising one--Ms. Gambarini's interpretation of Willie Nelson's composition made popular by Patsy Cline--"Crazy." Which brings me to another fine aspect of this album--Ms. Gambarini is surrounded by a varied cadre of supporting musicians on this outing, all top-notch. On this tune, the lovely trumpet player Roy Hargrove is the featured instrumental soloist. After nearly half-a-century, I do believe that Patsy Cline's iconic performance of "Crazy" has been topped. This is not a "cut" against Patsy Cline's singing, but throughout her short career she was handicapped by recording with a number of "second-tier" musicians who often failed to showcase her lovely voice properly. Roberta Gambarini has no such handicap here. Her singing is every bit as beautiful and compelling as Cline's, with lovely accompaniment, then comes Hargrove's wonderfully tender trumpet solo. Hey, Willie, you always liked jazz standards out of the Great American Songbook--well, your "Crazy" just became one.

Though she swings several tunes on this album with complete aplomb, it is when Roberta sings ballads that she is at her most magical. Of all the current crop of female jazz singers that I mentioned above, Roberta can vocally caress and love a ballad better than any--and that is saying a lot, considering that all of those singers can be wonderful ballad singers. Even on "non-traditional" ballads, Roberta shines. Listen to her delicious treatment of the Beatles' tune "Golden Slumbers," performed here more exquisitely than Paul McCartney could ever hope for. Another lovely vocal excursion is Ms. Gambarini's treatment of the main theme from "Cinema Paradiso."

Finally, this review would not be complete without a nod to the late James Moody, a mentor of Ms. Gambarini, who joined her for three tunes on this album--all three featuring the lovely solo and accompanying saxophone work for which he was long known and for which he will be forever remembered.

No doubt, Roberta Gambarini's debut album, "Easy to Love," was a jazz tour de force that this album may not equal in the eyes (or, more correctly, the ears) of some. No matter, this one is still 5-stars--better than many a vocal jazz album and leagues above most any pop vocal album out there. For lovers of female vocal jazz, especially those who love the Great American Songbook, this album is an "essential." As for Ms. Gambarini, she is one of those relatively new and fresh female jazz lions that is "going places."
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Well Deserved Grammy Nomination 28 Dec. 2009
By G. Young - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I have watched her career over a number of years and her rise has been steady and steadily entertaining. She is a musician, an entertainer and a tasteful interpreter. She may end up as our first lady of song one day.
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