Patrizia, a Denver, Colorado native, daughter of a famous Surgeon grew up with a love for all kinds of Music. Now a popular San Diego based Jazz Vocalist, nicknamed The Sultry Lady of Jazz by her fans, because of her naturally pure way of creating strong emotions in her listeners, is extremely excited to announce the January 27, 2007 National Release of her much anticipated debut album,
"ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE." The album consists of an impressive collection of 12 Classic Jazz Standards and is set to be launched with concert performances, and interviews on radio and television programs. Patrizia is expected to introduce the record via several intimate showcases followed by a tour planned for late spring.
This straight-ahead jazz album was recorded live on August 25, 2006. All of the compositions chosen were because of their extremely beautiful timeless music, and the emotional depth of the lyrics. Patrizia put together a stellar group of master musicians, consisting of Richard James on Piano, Daniel Jackson on Tenor-Sax, Bob Magnusson on Bass, and Ronnie Stewart on Drums. She calls them, "My Four Outstanding Sidemen." Each one knowing the role of their instrument so well, that even upon seeing the arrangements for the first time, the performances they deliver are truly outstanding.
The set begins with the title track,
1."ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE," showcasing Patrizia's uniquely beautiful vocal instrument, which is both powerful and yet delicately serene, expressing every emotion found in between. The composition she calls, "her lucky charm," embraces her passion and paves the way for the use of her multi-octave range, sensual lows, and rich vibrato in her renditions of the additional compositions. Throughout the album, she pays tribute to some of the greatest and most gifted composers and lyricists of our time.
2. "I COULD WRITE A BOOK, "the groove is on, it's swingin, outstanding interplay.
3."WHY CAN'T I," rarely recorded, this is an emotionally charged intoxicating ballad.
4." I AIN'T GOT NOTHIN BUT THE BLUES," dynamite, creative identity at it's best, this is indeed the blues.
5." IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DREAM," gem, an elegant moment in space.
6."AN OCCASIONAL MAN," swoops, bends, incredible phrasing, playful, awesome.
7."WILLOW WEEP FOR ME," smokey, brilliant sax
8." DON'T BE ON THE OUTSIDE," the delivery is cool, hip, it's swingin and dealin hard.
9."LOVER MAN," A Billie Holiday favorite, sultry, done with soul and passion.
10. "THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE," a stunning ballad, an intimate mix of vocals and instrumentation.
11. " BLUE SKIES." the introduction, provides an intimate moment with vocals and piano, then it swings.
12."SEND IN THE CLOWNS," Patrizia's voice intimately and delicately caresses each note, accompanied only by a poetically beautiful piano, which allows her to evoke just the right emotions.
Listening to her sing is addictive, because she sings with so many ranges of emotion, which include romance, lust, passion, melancholy, wistfulness, anticipation, joy, hope, and sadness, holding each note until it has served her purpose as she gently eases into the next. Her musical interpretations are with such natural phrasing, clear articulation, mellow tones, superb pitch and so much feeling she makes each composition come alive. Telling the story as if she were the composer. She believes that music is one's own experience, thoughts, and wisdom.
If you don't live it in your interpretation, you can't express it, nor can you tell an effective story.
Patrizia allowed her sidemen to not merely be accompanists but fellow creators whose contributions take on the same importance as hers. It is this combined artistry, this ultimate mix, that makes this album impressive." "The the vocals are terrific, the background solid, and the recording quality is excellent. Great music to listen to, smile to, fall in love to, and dance too.
Amazon Bruce Crowther (JAZZ . . .and other obsessions), January 15, 2007
Patrizia All The Things You Are (Patrizia 937 750 020- 0)
A mature voice and forceful singing style mark this debut by Patrizia, a lady who has been around for a while but who until now has not recorded. Ably supported by Richard James, piano, Bob Magnusson, bass, Ronnie Stewart, drums, and tenor saxophonist Daniel Jackson, Patrizia swings through a selection of standards with considerable aplomb. The songs Patrizia has chosen include "It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream'', ''An Occasional Man'', "Lover Man", "Blue Skies" and, of course, the title song of the CD. Nice, earthy interpretations and a sense that a very good time was being had by all make this a lively introduction to this singer. (Buy this now ...)
5 Stars ***** Reviewer John Gilbert (ejazznews), January 16, 2007
This is a nice easy going album. Patrizia pitches out correctly and sings the songs as they should be, with no undue histrionics.
"I Could Write A Book" is cooly done with solid accompaniment. Patrizia sings this number "pretty for the people" as Mr. Prima used to say. Comping joyfully is Richard James at the piano. Daniel Jackson on tenor works the changes from bottom to top in fine fashion.
"Blue Skies" A clear and clean tone is the bottom line for this oldie and Patrizia gets after it in no uncertain terms with both clarity and style. It is a pleasure to hear vocals and musicianship with no clutter and fuss, and in a word, a ear pleasing experience.
Reviewer JW. Royal Stokes, Ph.D. (Jazz Writer), January 25, 2007
Of Patrizia's All the Things You Are, W. Royal Stokes says - Straight Ahead Jazz and the Great American Songbook are very alive and well in the able hands -- and wonderfully expressive voice -- of Patrizia, who has been appropriately dubbed The Sultry Lady of Jazz. Her splendid debut album of standards, All the Things You Are, captures the essence of such classics as "Blue Skies," "Willow Weep for Me," and the CD's title tune. Worth the price of admission is the set-concluding "Send in the Clowns," the emotional depths of which Patrizia plumbs to a fare-thee-well. This CD is more than a winner – it is a treasure !
A Note From Patrizia:
"I recorded this album live because I wanted the musicality of my first album to be pure, live, and clearly reminiscent of what Jazz used to be. With outstanding arrangements and beautiful vocal interpretations that are unique and passionate, my improvisation is expressed through my statements and phrasing. Brilliant and spontaneous instrumental solos representative of my creative passion and a collaborative interpretation of these intelligent compositions are prevalent throughout the album. The fans will be the true critics, it has been an amazing journey, and I can’t wait for them to hear it."
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