Her experienced jazz voice weaves interpreted lyrics and scat singing around a star-studded New Orleans quintet for one eventful night on the town. A native of “The Big Easy,” Christina Machado swings with a natural ease that has been influenced through years of studying the works of Ella, Billie, Carmen, and many more. With Nicholas Payton and company backing her on this debut recording, Machado offers a varied set of romantic ballads, swinging jaunts, and up-tempo romps. She’s at her best on the brightest numbers, where she demonstrates a fiery enthusiasm for mixing it up and a clear understanding of ...read more
Christina Machado is one of those newer breed of singers, such as Diane Krall and Jane Monheit, who possess a striking beauty to supplement their vocal forte. And Machado indeed is a talented newcomer to the world of CDs. For her debut album Gone with the Wind, she has selected a program list of familiar material except for her own composition, Free Yourself".. Her pleasant clear voice is buttressed with a well-honed sense of timing, a good feel for pitch and better than average good range. She is equally at ease with up tempo swingers and romantic, sensuous, ballads. Her ...read more
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