DeNiro, Angela

CAP, 2005CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 11.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Angela’s voice is soft yet very expressive. She takes us through eleven fresh arrangements of standards by Ron Aprea (sax) who also includes a couple of his originals. DeNiro places the lyrics in front of a crisp large ensemble that never gets in the way but is strongly supportive and adding good solos as well. Scatting with Ron Aprea mimicking on sax, she displays yet another strength on “For Phil”. We liked the upbeat “‘Spring’ Medley” and “All The Things You Are” including solos from Scott Winfield (tb) and Cicilia Coleman (p). This is a nicely balanced session.