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You Are There

Roberta Gambarini , Hank Jones Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Then I'll Be Tired Of YouHank Jones 5:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. People TimeHank Jones 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  9. Something To Live ForHank Jones 5:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. StardustHank Jones 6:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lush LifeHank Jones 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. You're Getting To Be A Habit With MeHank Jones 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen14. How Are Things In Glocca MorraHank Jones 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 

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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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You Are There + So In Love + Easy to Love
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 12, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Emarcy / Pgd
  • ASIN: B00128O2S0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,777 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah
Vaughan, and Carmen McRae. --Boston Globe

Product Description

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini is one
of the most heralded talents of her generation. Following her
impressive debut, Easy to Love, Gambarini finds herself in
her ideal environment as a duet partner with the legendary
pianist, Hank Jones singing songs which help to define
the jazz cannon.

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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
(5 stars for Roberta, but be careful with the CD). Following up on the success of "Easy to Love," Roberta Gambarini released a 2006 collection of fourteen songs, which is entitled "Lush Life" and which, to date, has achieved four, five-star ratings on Amazon under the ASIN of B000JLPKVE. "You Are There," THIS product, is almost exactly the same album, and Amazon's "Better Together" feature, on this page, in which they urge you to "Buy this album with Lush Life at $64.95," will surely disappoint anyone who loves Roberta enough to spend that kind of money for two CDs.

Though both CDs contain fourteen songs and play at over an hour, ten of the fourteen songs from this CD are identical to those on "Lush Life." "You are There," this CD, omits "Skylark," "Body and Soul," "Cool Breeze," and "Lush Life #2," all of which were recorded in an exciting live performance at the Umbria Jazz Festival, and substitutes "People Time," "You're Getting to be a Habit," "Come Sunday," and "How Are Things in Glocca Morra." If you happen to love the four that are included here instead of the four "live" songs on "Lush Life," maybe this CD will appeal to you, but you must be willing to pay the very steep purchase price.

If, for some reason, you decide to buy this CD INSTEAD of "Lush Life," you will find Roberta brilliant, as always. Limiting the accompaniment to just the piano of Hank Jones, she is very much a cabaret singer here, singing mostly slow, sad ballads with her gorgeous alto, and varying the phrasing to give new emphasis to the lyrics. There are no vocal pyrotechnics here, as she concentrates on the song itself, rather than taking it into new realms with improvisation and variation. The result is a wonderfully moody CD which has moments of excitement but only a few hints of her huge talent with scat and high energy jazz variations. n Mary Whipple
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good voice and a feeling for jazz improvisation. February 14, 2008
By jimmy
Format:Audio CD
When all's said and done, all a good singer needs is a good pianist. Ella Fitzgerald never sounded better than with Ellis Larkins, and here, Roberta Gamabarini does well to entrust her youthful voice to the expert hands of Hank Jones.
Italian singer Roberta Gambarini walks this musical tightrope on her new album, where the only accompaniment is provided by Hank Jones's discreet piano.
Eldest and last of the Jones dynasty that included superstar drummer Elvin and trumpeter Thad, Hank knows every great song inside-out.
"Stardust" and "Deep Purple" reflect his taste and mature ability to combine modern chord voicings with the earlier right-hand elegance of a Teddy Wilson.
Roberta, a bright newcomer from Italy, now based in New York, lacks Ella's unique tonal richness but has similar warmth and flexibility.
She was born in Turin and in 1998 moved to the USA, where she won third place in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition and was more recently voted No. 1 talent deserving wider recognition in Down Beat's 2007 Critics' Poll.
(Her very first CD, currently unavailable, was released in 19991 for BMG with the title "APRESLUDE" with Italian guitarist Antonio Scarano).
"The tracks on ARE YOU THERE explore various melodic permutations of some of the pair's favorite standards by the likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Billy Strayhorn, Irving Berlin and EY Harburg--the intent, it seems, being to extract as much beauty from the line as possible. Gambarini displays an aptitude for bebop scatting unusual in singers of her generation, especially on "When The Lights Are Low" and "Just Squeeze Me", during which she and Jones swap brief and inspired musical anecdotes.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "You Are There"....and it's GREAT March 11, 2008
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I love this album. It was a "pre-order" but only took a couple of days. Shipment was fast and I've listened to this CD over and over again. Such a sultry, smooth voice...reminds me a bit of Ella Fitzgerald....good classy singer...I am sure to purchase more CDs from this vocalist. This selection is on my list of favorites and I will not hesitate to purchase this as a gift for family and friends! So glad Amazon suggested this in their email tips, and I will enjoy the sounds and songs for years to come!
Thank you Roberta Gambarini for YOU ARE THERE, .....I'm glad YOU are!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous! April 19, 2008
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Yes, You ARE There! It has a cabaret intimacy, and sensuousness. This is a perfect jazz recording with the combo of Roberta and Hank Jones. Roberta's voice has a certain confidence and brightness. And when first hearing her sing i thought Je ne sais Quoi? It felt like the rush and sparkle as from a fine wine. Explanation?....the warm Italian ambiance is apparent. She definitely reminds us of Carmen McCrae---but without the melancholy undertones, and more like bliss instead. Anyway, isn't it a good thing to be compared to the gold standard (Carmen)? Here's a generous CD with 14 tracks and three pages of liner notes all written by Roberta. Sweet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The tradition is alive and well indeed March 23, 2008
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It's refreshing to hear a vocalist that so clearly comes out of Carmen McRae instead of the usual Ella and Sassy descendants. Roberta Gambarini does an amazing job at taking you back in time with her vocal style; still, it's not just a remake of what was done half a century ago - it's very personal, here and now. Add the piano of the one and only Hank Jones, the accompanist/pianist who in his old age still shows what music is all about, and you have a remarkable duet record that proves just how alive and vibrant music rooted deeply in tradition can be.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Heard her at Lincoln Center
She was fabulous live, gorgeous in voice and body. Her voice is silvery, not husky, but it is pure expression.
Published 3 months ago by Victor Hazan
2.0 out of 5 stars Lovely voice but sluggish throughout
This set of recordings has no oomph. Every track really drags, even though these are mostly classic standards. Too bad, because her voice is great. A real disappointment.
Published 7 months ago by HBD
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely vocalist, great piano playing
She is very very very good. Perfect pitches, flexible voice, nice stylings and her signature occasional very high notes thrown in to add drama to a low voice groove. Read more
Published 14 months ago by banangela
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberta's cocktail music.
I believe the genius of Hank Jones may be hindering Roberta's Latin soul. She has shown she can 'cook' with the likes of the great sax sounds of James Moody;and scat sing about a... Read more
Published on September 14, 2010 by Larry Wolford
5.0 out of 5 stars Female vocolist
A beautiful voice without the tonal abstractions common to many of todays new singers
Published on September 5, 2010 by Robert Patton
5.0 out of 5 stars Pristine & enjoyable
I love this CD and play it often. She has a pure, unfetteed tone and she plays with melody and lyrics. Read more
Published on August 9, 2010 by G. Young
3.0 out of 5 stars Minus Hank Jones, this left me cold
First off I'll state that before picking this up I had been a Hank Jones fan for years, and I had never heard of Roberta Gambarini. Read more
Published on August 5, 2010 by The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
2.0 out of 5 stars Not that good
Basically I found all the songs quite similar. At the middle of the cd you wonder if it is all the time the same song. Read more
Published on March 14, 2009 by Domingo Manuel Diaz Caneja
5.0 out of 5 stars The best recording of 2008 (and possibly 2009, 2010, 2011, etc.)
Start with a phenomenally gifted, rapidly ascending vocalist of the same heritage as Caruso and Sinatra, add as the sole pianist the musician who is the current reigning patriarch... Read more
Published on August 14, 2008 by Samuel Chell
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberta Gambarinni and Hank Jones You Are There
Roberta's voice is pure honey. She has class in her singing and is very
hip in her style. Teamed with Hank Jones , the old master, you can't
have a better combo. Read more
Published on June 16, 2008 by Edward A. Holzwarth
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