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Georgia Mancio and Alan Broadbent: Songbook

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Twenty years ago Georgia Mancio, the London-based singer and songwriter, began listening to pianist Alan Broadbent's recordings with Irene Kral. In 2013 the pair began working together as a duo after Mancio sent Broadbent a message “on a whim." In 2015 and 2016 they recorded together and Songbook is the result: a dozen original compositions--music by Broadbent, lyrics by Mancio--that signal an exciting and sophisticated new partnership.The album's charms are apparent from the opening bars of the delicate ...

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Georgia Mancio: Live At ReVoice!

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The name at the top of the cover of Live At ReVoice! is that of Georgia Mancio, the London-based vocalist who appears on every one of the 12 tracks. A quick glance lower down the cover adds a dozen more names--a list of Mancio's accompanists that reads like a veritable “Who's Who" of the UK jazz scene. A baker's dozen of talented performers, twelve beautifully performed songs, captured with exceptional sound quality. Mancio has organised the ReVoice! festival ...

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ReVoice! 2014: collaboration is a key to success

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The ReVoice! Festival--a celebration of the human voice--is five years old in 2014. Happy Birthday congratulations are in order for the jny: London based festival--this milestone anniversary is an indication of its success and of the wealth of vocalists in the jazz world and beyond. From small beginnings (just five concerts) in 2010 the festival has grown year on year. The 2014 festival program, running from 9-20 October, includes a total of 26 performances across 12 nights in four different ...

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Georgia Mancio and Nigel Price: Come Rain Or Come Shine

Read "Come Rain Or Come Shine" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Subtlety. It's a useful characteristic in many walks of life. It's underused, too. Come Rain Or Come Shine, the first recording from the partnership of singer Georgia Mancio and guitarist Nigel Price, is an object lesson in subtlety, in understated interpretation, in the impact of nuance. It's really rather good. Mancio and Price are well-established performers with growing reputations--Price's Organ Trio won the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Ensemble, Mancio's third album, Silhouette (Roomspin Records), was one ...

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Georgia Mancio: ReVoice!

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When the road offers two possible paths, the decision to turn left or right can have major consequences. If Georgia Mancio had taken the left-hand path, then she might now be carving out a career in movie production. She took the other route, thanks to a part-time job and a box set of albums, to become one of the UK's most innovative singers and lyricists. The cinema's loss was the music world's gain.Fast-forward to 2010 and another pathway ...

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Georgia Mancio: Silhouette

Read "Silhouette" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Georgia Mancio celebrates 10 years as a professional jazz singer with Silhouette, her third album. The mix of standards and original compositions, delivered in Mancio's light but distinctive voice, and accompanied by some of the finest musicians on the British jazz scene, is a genuine cause for such celebration. Silhouette is innovative, lyrically inventive, risky at times and always rewarding. Mancio's vocal delivery is reminiscent of Anita O'Day's; her enunciation is clear and precise but there is ...


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