Matzner, Valeria

Canterbury Music, 2023CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 29.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is a set of nine Latin-fusion ballads featuring Uruguayan-born/Toronto-based Valeria Matzner. She is scatting in concert with the syncopated beats of a strong band that includes composer, arranger, Scott Metcalfe (keyboards), Max Senitt (d), Andrew Stewart (b), Juan Carlos Medrano (perc), Alexis Baró (t), Christian Overton (tb) and several others. Highlights are “Esa Tristeza”, “Grey”, “Forcas D’Alma”, and the title track. We also enjoyed the warm ballad, “Los Artistas”. The lyrics are in Spanish and English. We preferred her native tongue. Tamborilero is a pleasant 38-minute session.


Publicist: Dog Ranch PR