Gabriele Tranchina heavenly jazz vocals Gabriele Tranchina – Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes

Gabriele Tranchina heavenly jazz vocals Gabriele Tranchina – OF SAILING SHIPS AND THE STARS IN YOUR EYES:  It’s been a bit since I last reviewed Gabriele’s superb jazz vocal work in issue # 105; her new release features her heavenly jazz vocals… the full player list is as follows…  Gabriele Tranchina (voice, background voices (tracks 1, 4 ,6 & 8), Joe Vincent Tranchina (piano, keyboards, melodica (track 5), programming (track 12), clavés (track 3), background voice (track 2), Carlo De Rosa (acoustic bass, electric bass, background voice (track 2), Vince Cherico (drums, percussion), Renato Thoms (percussion, background voice (track 2) and their work will transport you to those places you’ve most wanted to be, especially on tunes like the totally laid-back & bluesy “Bossa Ballad and Blue” (I didn’t see any samples posted, even though the release date was the 18th of October, 2017; I’ll come back and add them when they’re out there)… in the meantime, you can catch a few glimpses of Gabriele’s work for the new album on the video below…

If you love lilting jazz vocal work with a decidedly jazzy flavor, your ears will be mightily satisfied as you listen to Gabriele’s performance on Joe’s original composition “Straphangin'”… there’s a word for songs like this – “hip”; this tune will be getting lots of action on your “replay” button, guaranteed… Joe’s keyboards are KILLER on this one!

Most readers here know that I prefer music that “blends” different cultural influences with high-energy playing and room for each of the players to excel… that’s exactly what you’ll hear on my personal favorite of the dozen songs offered up for your aural delight… the dynamic closer, “A Song for India”, transcends all boundaries and labels… Joe’s high-talent for composition is most evident on this piece, and of course Gabriele’s add the breath of life to the song with her fantastic vocal; I give Gabriele and her players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this excellent album.  Get more information about her background and jazz work at Gabriele’s website.         Rotcod Zzaj

Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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