by Donald Elfman
Sure there have been more discs from female jazz singers now than at almost any other time, but they've enabled us to find women whom we might not have had the good fortune to find before -women who understand the tradition, choose their material carefully and care about telling a story. Roz Corral Telling Tales Blujazz 2005 Roz Corral started her musical life as a cabaret singer but ...read more
by Michael P. Gladstone
Originally from the Bay Area but now a longtime New York singer, Roz Corral makes her recording debut on Telling Tales, which does a fine job of showcasing her ability to swing, emote effectively on ballads, and provide a well-mixed set list. She also gets by with a lot of help from her musician friends. Each band member has superior credentials and most have multiple albums available under their own names.
Pianist and arranger Bruce Barth contributes some ...read more
by Paul Lewis
Post-bop and vocal fans both have a reason to check out Roz Corral's debut album, Telling Tales, an impeccable presentation of a seasoned, confident voice singing well-written, enjoyable tunes with a swingin', modernist combo.
Arranger, singer, and musicians alike rarely give such attention to lyrics. This is the beauty of Telling Tales. The album tells a sort of musical story that is richly illustrated and comes full-circle emotionally--up, down, around, and finishing upbeat again. The icing on the ...read more