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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 (August 25, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: August 25, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Emarcy / Pgd
  • ASIN: B002EE57QM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,901 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ask Roberta Gambarini who she is, and what she is, and she'll simply answer, "I am a singer."

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Simply put, Roberta is the best of the living singers, jazz or swing.
James D. Donovan
I could go on and on about all the great things this album has to offer, but suffice it to say that it is one of the finest jazz recordings ever produced.
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue*
A beautiful ballad, sung with emotion that is simultaneously strong, yet tender.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rick Cornell VINE VOICE on September 25, 2009
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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.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By abcde on September 6, 2009
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Giacco on July 13, 2011
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rocky Mountain Jazz Fan on March 27, 2011
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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.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Young on December 28, 2009
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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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[After repeated listening to "So in Love" I've had to raise my rating to a full five. Her first album, "Easy to Love," was simply so jaw-dropping that a sense of some anticlimax was all but inevitable on the succeeding dates. But listening to her phrasing and flawless performance of a tune like "Over the Rainbow" on the present session is by itself cause for reconsideration. She sustains the expansive line (and holds the listener's attention) throughout a "free-time" performance of the entire song--verse, chorus, coda (many singers omit the verse; most vocalists sing only part of the tune without benefit of a regular, locked-in tempo.]

By now many listeners have heard nonagenarian Hank Jones' extravagant claim that Roberta Gambarini is the best female jazz singer to come along in the past 60 years (translation: she's the first bona fide successor to Ella and Sarah). All you have to hear is her version of "On the Sunnyside of the Street" from her first of three major albums, "Easy to Love" ("So in Love" is the third--an impressive achievement in itself during a time when most new talent is going unrecorded or resorting to self-produced projects). But once you listen to the aforementioned Jimmy McHugh chestnut as performed by Roberta performing the version by Dizzy, Rollins and Stitt (replicating their solos), you realize that Jones' assertion is not necessarily hyperbolic. The only singers who come to mind with chops comparable to Roberta's are Ann Hampton Calloway and Cheryl Bentyne. Of course, there's much more to being a jazz singer than having pyrotechnical skills (otherwise, heaven help Billie Holiday), but Roberta gives evidence of being able to distill a tune, such as the title song of "So in Love," to its expressive essence.
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