All About Jazz

Home » Articles » CD/LP/Track Review

Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...

5

Rose Colella: Cocktail

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
Vocalist Rose Colella is from Chicago. And so is vocalist Paul Marinaro ( Without a Song (Self Produced, 2013)). It is no coincidence. Colella and Marinaro duet on the medley "Would You Like to Take a Walk—I get Ideas" on her present Cocktails. They shared a holiday duet on a steamy and good-natured "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in 2013. Her Small Hours (Lola bard Productions, 2009) was warmly received as a collection of tried and true standards; and she returns with a libations-themed offering that is elegantly tipsy and exuberant.

Cocktail is an apt title with the inclusion of "One Mint Julep" and "Scotch and Soda" holding down the center of a program populated with after-hours images and sounds. Colella reminds us of the importance of the Benny Goodman vehicle "Flying Home" and starkly quiet "Lonely View." Her duet with Marinaro is nothing but understated fun. They forgo none of the period romance of the old songs in favor of some ill-advised update of the material that lesser talents would attempt. "Let's Misbehave" is a hearty throwback with Colella supplying her own backup vocals while saxophonist Chris Madsen throws a bit of swing into the mix. Cocktail is a durable collection of standards that are well performed and presented.

Track Listing: That’s Love; Flying Home; Bali Ha’I; Baby Doll; I’ll Be Easy to Find; One Mint Julep; Scotch & Soda; Lonely View; Mr. Paganini; Would You Like to Take a Walk – I get Ideas; Let’s Misbehave; You. You. And Especially You; Lonely View Reprise.

Personnel: Rose Colella: vocals; Dan Effland, Andy Brown: guitar; Dan Murphy: piano; Chris Madsen: saxophones; Joe Policastro: bass; Mikel Avery: drums; Paul Marinaro: vocals (10).

Title: Cocktail | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: Self Produced

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

Related Articles

Read Mønk CD/LP/Track Review
Mønk
by Chris May
Published: September 20, 2018
Read The Music of Gary Lindsay / Are We Still Dreaming CD/LP/Track Review
The Music of Gary Lindsay / Are We Still Dreaming
by Jack Bowers
Published: September 20, 2018
Read Hidden Details CD/LP/Track Review
Hidden Details
by John Kelman
Published: September 20, 2018
Read Selective Coverage CD/LP/Track Review
Selective Coverage
by Jim Olin
Published: September 20, 2018
Read Fat Daddy CD/LP/Track Review
Fat Daddy
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: September 19, 2018
Read Short Stories CD/LP/Track Review
Short Stories
by Gareth Thompson
Published: September 19, 2018
Read "Theirs" CD/LP/Track Review Theirs
by Mark Corroto
Published: June 27, 2018
Read "In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording" CD/LP/Track Review In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: January 22, 2018
Read "Old Soul" CD/LP/Track Review Old Soul
by Anya Wassenberg
Published: February 26, 2018
Read "The Great Nostalgist" CD/LP/Track Review The Great Nostalgist
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 29, 2017
Read "Vessel in Orbit" CD/LP/Track Review Vessel in Orbit
by Don Phipps
Published: January 19, 2018
Read "The Chopin Project" CD/LP/Track Review The Chopin Project
by Jerome Wilson
Published: July 13, 2018