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Patty Lomuscio: Star Crossed Lovers

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Patty Lomuscio: Star Crossed Lovers
The Italian singer Patty Lomuscio had long dreamed of making an album in New York with pianist Kenny Barron. Now she has done so. Alongside Barron is drummer Joe Farnsworth, bassist Peter Washington and Vincent Herring on alto saxophone.

The title track, comes across really well. Lomuscio's talents start to shine through and then with the next offering, "This Can't Be Love," it becomes obvious that a certain British Dame has influenced this Mediterranean songstress: her scatting is reminiscent of Cleo Laine and indeed so is the general style here. Joe Farnsworth's drum solo is also really enjoyable. A Billie Holiday song fills slot four with piano and sax solos bringing extra enjoyment to "Left Alone."

"You're My Everything," which comes from the 1931 revue The Laugh Parade is competently sung. Conversely, unless one speaks Italian, one won't understand the lyrics of "E Se." It was written for Lomuscio by her friend Mario Rosini and its meaning is close to her father. It would not sound amiss in a James Bond film as the hero walks into a cocktail bar and sees the beautiful woman singing on the stage.

"Body and Soul" is another 1930s composition, this time penned by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton. Last is the George and Ira Gershwin number "Love Walked In."

Patty Lomuscio has produced an emotional and enjoyable album.

Track Listing

Lullaby (for Ambra); Star Crossed Lovers; This Can't Be Love; Left Alone; You're My Everything; E Se; Cedar's Blues; Love Walked In. Body & Soul; Love Walked In

Personnel

Patty Lomuscio: voice / vocals; Kenny Barron: piano; Vincent Herring: saxophone; Peter Washington: bass; Joe Farnsworth: drums.

Album information

Title: Star Crossed Lovers | Year Released: 2022 | Record Label: Challenge Records


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