New York, NY – Every once in a while, a truly great singer comes along who possesses the beauty, individuality and talent to remind us of the magic and majesty of the human voice: that singer is Roberta Gambarini, celebrated throughout the world by fans, critics and many of the world’s greatest musicians.
With the August 25, 2009 release of So in Love Roberta Gambarini affirms her status as the “true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae” (Boston Globe) and “the best singer to emerge in over 60 years,” as declared by 2009 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Mr. Hank Jones.
Mr. Jones, the legendary pianist who accompanied Roberta Gambarini’s 2008 major label debut, You Are There, a superb follow-up to Gambarini’s GRAMMY-nominated debut, ‘Easy to Love,’ knows a thing or two about great vocalists – he has accompanied almost all of the most renowned vocalists of the 2oth century such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat “King” Cole, and Billy Eckstine.
Roberta didn’t set out to call the new album So in Love but looking back at the song list after the recording, she realized that the “album is all about love: the love between a man and a woman, the love of song, children, and most of all, the love of life.”
As Roberta explains, she rarely goes into the studio with a “concept,” instead she says that she tries “to let the songs come out of a balance between life experience and reflection,” capturing the music I feel in the moment.”
Joining her in this adventurous journey is a group of “exceptionally talented, sensitive, and sympathetic musicians,” who are long-time supporters, friends, and collaborators of Roberta since her arrival in the States from Torino, Italy: James Moody; Roy Hargrove; Tamir Hendelman; Eric Gunnison; Gerald Clayton; Chuck Berghofer; Neil Swainson; George Mraz; Jake Hanna; Al Foster; Montez Coleman; and Jeff Hamilton.
Recorded by Al Schmitt at the legendary Capitol Studios, with Roberta arranging all but two of the tracks, So in Love is dedicated to the loving memory of her dear friends, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Mathews, and David “Fathead” Newman.
So in Love Track List:
- So In Love (Cole Porter)
- Day In Day Out (Rube Bloom/Johnny Mercer)
- Get Out Of Town (Cole Porter)
- Crazy (Willie Nelson)
- That Old Black Magic (Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer)
- Estate (Bruno Martino/Bruno Brighetti)
- Golden Slumbers / Here, There and Everywhere (Lennon/McCartney)
- I See Your Face Before Me (Arthur Schwartz/Howard Dietz)
- From This Moment On (Cole Porter)
- You Must Believe In Spring (M. Le Grand/J. Demy/A. Bergman/M. Bergman)
- This Is Always (Harry Warren/Mack Gordon)
- You Ain't Nothing But a JAMF (Johnny Griffin/lyrics by Roberta Gambarini)
- Medley from Cinema Paradiso": Main Theme/For Elena (Ennio Morricone/Andrea Morricone/ English lyrics by A. Stewart)
- Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg)