Chiara Civello Last Quarter Moon

Last Quarter Moon
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Rating 4.6
9 ratings
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Item:  VRV 000347302
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Verve

Entertainment Reviews:

JazzTimes - pp.102-104
"'The Wrong Goodbye' and 'Here Is Everything'', with their plaintive intensity, are typical of Civello's oeuvre....'Ora' conveys a a sort of gentle euphoria..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Here Is Everything
  • Buy for $0.992.The Wrong Goodbye
  • Buy for $0.993.Ora - (Italian)
  • Buy for $0.994.Caramel
  • Buy for $0.995.Parole Incerte - (Italian)
  • Buy for $0.996.Last Quarter Moon
  • Buy for $0.997.Nature Song
  • Buy for $0.998.In Wuesti Giorni
  • Buy for $0.999.Sambaroma
  • Buy for $0.9910.Trouble
  • Buy for $0.9911.Outono - (Portuguese)
  • Buy for $0.9912.I Won't Run Away

Product Description:

Personnel: Chiara Civello (vocals, shaker, percussion); Adam Rogers (guitar); Mark Stewart (cello); Alain Mallet (melodica, piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Miguel Zen¢n (alto saxophone); Larry Goldings (Hammond b-3 organ); Rob Mounsey (keyboards); Mike Mainieri (vibraphone); James Genus, Ben Street (bass instrument); Clarence Penn, Steve Gadd , Dan Rieser (drums); Jamey Haddad (percussion, bells); Alex Alvear (background vocals).
While she's a fresh and exotic voice on the recording scene, the multi-talented, Italian-born, internationally minded singer and musician has been keeping great company. With a vocal range and style that quickly bring Dianne Reeves to mind, she's recorded with Tony Bennett and James Taylor; so impressed Burt Bacharach that he collaborated here on the lush, emotional ballad "Trouble"; snagged legendary rock producer Russ Titelman to helm the recording; and is roundly adored by no less than '80s pop queen Cyndi Lauper, who crowed, "This record is haunting and she's just fantastic...her voice just captivates you." What Cyndi says. Civello's not quite as crisp vocally as Lizz Wright, but her jazz-soul heart is in the same place while traversing many borders -- singing in English, Italian, and Portuguese. While gently swinging numbers like the Brazilian-flavored, hypnotic "Ora" are more compelling, slower and smokier tunes like "Parole Incerte" offer her deepest modes of expression. Her skills as a songwriter are firmly on display, but she chooses a few interesting, somewhat obscure covers in samba-flavored cuts like Suzanne Vega's graceful "Caramel" and Rosa Passos/Fernando DeOliveira's "Outono." That sort of globe-trotting will set her apart from the pack of great female singers currently dotting the jazz landscape. ~ Jonathan Widran

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 044006563220
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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