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Greta Matassa: Portrait

Read "Portrait" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Greta Matassa has made choices in her career that have sacrificed some visibility in exchange for lifestyle. Yet the Seattle based vocal artist has established herself firmly as one of America's finest singers, and one of the best that jazz has to offer in the new century. To this point, the jazz public at large had not heard from Matassa in 11 years, since her last solo Origin release, The Smiling Hour (Origin, 2008). With Portrait (Origin, 2019), ...

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Greta Matassa: Live at Tula's

Read "Live at Tula's" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Greta Matassa is a Seattle-based jazz singer who evidently has a strong following and some valid credentials from the prestigious Earshot Magazine. This publication named Matassa as Best Female Jazz Vocalist for multiple years in the Pacific Northwest area. This album, recorded live at Tula's, the popular downtown Seattle jazz club, offers thirteen standards backed by her trio.The session begins promisingly with “Save Your Love From Me" from the Buddy Johnson songbook (but more popularized by the Cannonball ...


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