Release Date: 09/23/22
Her début album, first time on vinyl. Collectors LP -Limited Edition, only 1999 worldwide, LP signed by Roberta Gambarini.
Her 2006 Classic debut album, first time on vinyl.
Collectors LP -Limited Edition, only 1999 worldwide, each LP is numbered and signed by Roberta Gambarini.
180 Gram Virgin Black Vinyl, Mastered & Pressed in Germany.
Willie Jones III
Joe La Barbera
and Special Guest James Moody
With a lyrical singing style which shows commitment to the heritage of
Monk, Gillespie and Benny Carter, Roberta Gambarini delights us with her
debut album, Easy To Love, recorded in L. A. Paying tribute to giants like Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn and Jon Hendricks, at
the same time enriching their compositions with a new
language. She is backed by two rhythm sections, consisting of
bass players John Clayton and Chuck Berghofer, drummers
Willie Jones III and Joe La Barbera and pianists Tamir
Hendelman and Gerald Clayton. Saxophonist James Moody
guests on two numbers and even contributes some inspired
scatting. This album is a real masterpiece that was recorded
live on tape over two afternoons in L. A. Just a few
observations will suffice to establish the quality of this musical
rendezvous. With On The Sunny Side Of The Street,
Gambarini brilliantly reworks the Gillespie composition Sonny
Side Up, reprising the original solos of Sonny Stitt and Sonny
Rollins with brand new lyrics, and capturing, unerringly and
full of esprit, the high tones of Dizzy's trumpet. In
Centerpiece, she enters into a dialogue with Moody's
saxophone, then he embarks on a spontaneous scatting
adventure with his partner. Their teamwork in the erotic
Lover Man works just as magnificently. With Multi-Colored
Blue, she roams effortlessly up and down the bluesy scale and
in Monk's Prayer / Looking Back, she succeeds in offering a
magical and intimate finale for Thelonious.
|Label: IN AND OUT RECORDS|
|Run Time: 77:26 mins|
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