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Vocalise – Judi Silvano

Vocalise - Judi Silvano Artist: Judi Silvano
Album: Vocalise
Release Date: 1996
Duration: 01:02:41
Genre: Vocal, Jazz
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Vocalese, Opera
Recording Date: January 15, 1996 – April 13, 1996
Recording Location: Power Station, New York, NY

Although Judi Silvano shows that she can sing words beautifully, the emphasis on this adventurous set (her debut as a leader) is on her wordless vocalizing. With the assistance of guitarist Vic Juris, bassist Drew Gress, drummer Bob Meyer, and sometimes her husband Joe Lovano (on tenor and, on one tune, drums), trumpeter Dave Ballou and Oscar Noriega on bass clarinet and alto, Silvano contantly challenges herself on melodies by Billy Strayhorn (“Daydream”), Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus (“Weird Nightmare”), Duke Ellington, four of her originals, and even pieces by Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Charles Ives. The treatments range from almost standard ballads to collective improvisations, and all in all, this is an impressive effort.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Vocalise / Sergey Rachmaninov Judi Silvano 2:30
Day Dream / Duke Ellington / John Latouche / Billy Strayhorn Judi Silvano 4:35
Bass Space / Judi Silvano Judi Silvano 6:20
Thanks for You / Bernie Hanighen / Marvin Wright Judi Silvano 4:01
Looking Back (Reflections) / Jon Hendricks / Thelonious Monk Judi Silvano 5:05
Heuchera Americana / Judi Silvano Judi Silvano 9:16
Weird Nightmare / Charles Mingus Judi Silvano 3:15
It’s So Amazing / Judi Silvano Judi Silvano 4:44
Pavane / Maurice Ravel Judi Silvano 3:50
All Too Soon / Duke Ellington / Carl Sigman Judi Silvano 4:13
At Home (Sweet Home) / Judi Silvano Judi Silvano 8:34
Serenity / Charles Ives Judi Silvano 2:49
Vocalise II / Sergey Rachmaninov Judi Silvano 3:29
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