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Kristy: My Romance

Read "My Romance" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

As vocalists go, Kristy Cardinali is surely one of a rare breed--a singer who inhabits, as if by magic, the nooks and crannies of each and every moment of the song. With ever so subtle twists in breath and diction, Kristy (as she refers to herself, sans last name) executes such a remarkable command of melody ...

Mark Morganelli: My Romance

Read "My Romance" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If you like your jazz straight-up and swinging, chances are you’ll get a kick out of My Romance, recorded by trumpeter Mark Morganelli and the Jazz Forum All-Stars at a series of concerts in New York state in July ‘02. There’s nothing terribly innovative here, but Morganelli and his mates, including tenor saxophonist Houston Person, are ...

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Kevin Mahogany: My Romance

Read "My Romance" reviewed by Jim Santella

Saxophonists Kirk Whalum and Michael Brecker lend a helping hand on singer Kevin Mahogany’s ballad album. It’s a romantic session with piano trio and expressive melodies.

Mahogany experiences a few pitch problems on the title track; the arrangement leaves his voice out front and naked. Bass and drums sit out that one, and the result is ...