* lauracampisi unconventional jazz vocals * Laura Campisi – Double Mirror

* lauracampisi unconventional jazz vocals * Laura Campisi – DOUBLE MIRROR:  When I opened the promo sheet and saw the word unconventional in the header, I wasn’t positive if Laura could live up to the imagery that word paints for me, but when I heard her spoken-word intro to “Love For Sale“, I knew the promoter wasn’t “over-hyping” Laura’s unique set of skills… this is a totally “out” version of the song, yet her unique approach to the words and rhythms will hold your ears spellbound (for those who don’t know, I got my own start in spoken-word performance here in my hometown of Olympia, Washington)!  Though she’s lived in NYC for some time now, her Italian background (she’s originally from Palermo, Sicily) puts her in a league of high-talent artists from that area of the world that I’ve been reviewing over the last year.  Since this is a pre-release version I’m reviewing, you probably won’t find samples available on AMAZON or CD BABY yet, but you can check out her personal message about the debut CD on YouTube:

Isn’t that totally cool?  Also, Laura has posted samples at her website, so you can “try before you buy”… her sweet vocal on “Venus in Furs” places her in the ultra-cool arena… I couldn’t help but think that she sounds like a 21st Century version of Ricki Lee Jones or Joni Mitchell as I listened to this tasty tune.

My personal favorite of the thirteen songs offered up is the totally intriguing “Nardis”… it’s not like any other tune you’ve listened to in a while, I’ll guarantee that, and that’s exactly why I give her a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99.  Get more information about this album and her other projects on Laura’s website.           Rotcod Zzaj


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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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