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Vanessa Racci

Vanessa Racci’s 2017 debut album, Italiana Fresca, heralds the breakthrough of a fresh sound in jazz: a sweet-and-sour, wide-ranging contralto with a passion and sex appeal born of her Italian-American heritage. On this recording, Vanessa puts a jazzy spin on the Italian songs she sang with her grandfather as a child; “Al Di La”, “Buona Sera”, “C’e La Luna”, “Return to Me” and the lot. The songs are re-invented with modern jazz arrangements ranging from jump swing to lush string ballads to Louisiana Street. Several songs are updated with Vanessa’s own English lyrics. Her producer, the renowned bassist David Finck, has raved about her “natural sense of rhythm and flow, and her wonderful ability to communicate both musical and poetic language.” The songs were arranged by Yaron Gershovsky, long time Musical Director for The Manhattan Transfer and NYC pianist, Glafkos Kontemeniotis.

Album

Italiana Fresca

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: C’e’ La Luna (Mezz’o Mare); Guaglione; Return to Me (Ritorna da Me); Buona Sera (Kiss Me Goodnight); ‘O Sole Mio; Tu Vuó Fá L’Americano; Scapricciatiello (Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me?); ‘Na Voce, ‘Na Chitarra E ‘O Poco ‘E Luna; Al Di Lá; Italian Love Medley (Anema e Core / ‘O Marenariello); Tik-A-Tee, Tik-A-Tay; Se Tu M’ami.

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News: Recording

Vanessa Racci, A Stunning New Pop-Jazz Voice Gives Italian-American Classics A Jazz Spin On Debut Recording "Italiana Fresca"

Vanessa Racci, A Stunning New Pop-Jazz Voice  Gives Italian-American Classics A Jazz Spin On Debut Recording "Italiana Fresca"

Celebrates With One Night Only Performance New York City’s Birdland June 4th, 2017/6 PM 315 West 44th St. New York, NY 10036 212-581-3080 On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress Vanessa Racci takes a fresh approach to classic ...

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Danny Bacher All-Star Band Returns To The Metropolitan Room On August 4 & 25 - Celebrating Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Louis Jordan!

Danny Bacher returns to the Metropolitan Room on August 4 & 25 with his All-Star Band Celebrating Upcoming Debut CD Swing That Music! Danny Bacher Sings and Plays Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan" Advance EP features: Warren Vache, Bill Goodwin, Ray Drummond, Howard Alden, Houston Person and Cyrille Aimée Danny Bacher and his All-Star ...


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