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by Jerry D'Souza
There is a wealth of jazz talent on 93-03, none less exciting than the singer and the songs. Cinzia Spata recorded pieces that were in her repertoire during the period from 1993 to 2003, hence the title of this release. That apart, Spata has a fine sense of style and articulation which come across potently and make this an accomplished recording.
Spata includes four originals as well as songs by Cole Porter, Horace Silver, and Kenny Wheeler, and ...read more
by John Kelman
With a veritable plethora of jazz singers devoting the majority of their time to endless reinterpretation of the Great American Songbook, it's refreshing to come across someone who, in addition to writing her own mainstream material, chooses to examine less-travelled sources. Italian singer Cinzia Spata may not yet be well known in North America, but by putting together a mainly American group, including pianist Marc Copland, bassist Ron McClure, and saxophonist Donny McCaslin (along with fellow Italian Marcello Pellitteri on ...read more