Sweet southern jazz vocals Carmela Rappazzo – Love and Other Difficulties

Sweet southern jazz vocals Carmela Rappazzo – LOVE AND OTHER DIFFICULTIES:  It’s been a while since I reviewed Carmela’s sweet southern jazz vocals on her “Howlin’ At The Moon” album… she’s back with a richly lush new album… first, I recommend that you check out one of her LIVE performances in New Orleans to get a sense of her unique style…

…& since you’re right there, anyway, be sure you SUBSCRIBE to Carmela’s YouTube channel

Carmela’s performance of Hoagy Charmichael’s “Skylark” is perfectly paced, yet full of high energy… I predict that jazz DJ’s around the globe will be adding this tune to their playlists often!

Joining Carmela’s vocal magic are Oscar Rossignoli playing piano, Martin Masakowski on bass and Doug Belote doing drums, and you’ll hear their love of playing together as you listen to a tune I keep hitting replay on – “Cicadas” is truly a winner.

Carmela says (in her own words) “my take on love songs and all that love brings into our lives” in regard to the album, and as you listen to the 4:14 “Love Tune 4 Real“, you’ll quickly realize you’re in the presence of true jazz vocal mastery… I totally loved this performance!

I fell in love instantly with “Sweet Sleep“… images of those romantic movies we all used to watch will come right to you as you listen to this tasty tune.

My choice for personal favorite of the thirteen tantalizing songs Carmela offers up was easy… her vocal magic on Billy Strayhorn’s “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing” is (I believe) the best performance of the tune I’ve ever heard!

I give Carmela and her fellow players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99.  Get more information on Carmela’s websiteRotcod 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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