Emilia Vancini | Whatever Possessed Me

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Whatever Possessed Me

by Emilia Vancini

Owner of a distinctive contralto tone, Emilia Vancini brings flair to Italian songs from the '50s onwards and to jazz standards.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Il Nostro Concerto
1:55 album only
2. Hey John
3:23 album only
3. Fã Da Bahia
4:59 album only
4. Io Che Amo Solo Te
3:08 album only
5. Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
5:59 album only
6. Whatever Possessed Me
4:58 album only
7. Things Are Getting Better
3:12 album only
8. L'uomo E La Nuvola
5:04 album only
9. Come Down in Time
3:35 album only
10. Janelas Abertas
3:56 album only


Album Notes
”Emilia's voice is to the ear what Italian cooking is to the palate: refined yet direct, controlled but exhuberant. She uses it to toy with the listener's emotions: like a mamma playing with her flavours” (Joost van Kasteren)

Coming from a classical background - she studied classical piano at the Conservatory of Bologna - Emilia's interest for jazz started while she was studying German in Berlin and soon evolved into an abiding passion.

Attracted by the stimulating Dutch jazz scene she moved to Holland in the early '90s. InThe Hague she studied jazz singing with Susanne Abbuehl and Jeanne Lee and she has been performing with pianist Augusto Pirodda and trumpet player Victor Borkent's octet “Vic's!” and Big Band “Straight Life”.

Her repertoire ranges from the well-known American jazz standards to the songs of the “canzone italiana” written by Italian singer songwriters (also known as “cantautori”) from the '50s to the present day.

In her last cd: “Whatever possessed me” (2008) she displays her qualities of versatile singer, accompanied by a team of top musicians; to name a few: Augusto Pirodda, Manolo Cabras and Marek Patrman.

“Her voice is blessed with natural authority” (Gert-Ove Fridlund)



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Steve Kershaw

Loved it!!!
This is one of the best albums I have ever heard for listening and relaxing to or if you're telecommuting as I am, to put on whilst you're doing your work as I found the music very soothing and Ms Vanicini's voice likewise. I loved the fact that there were at least 3 languages in there too (English, Italian and Portuguese I think) which helped make the album interesting throughout - as does the mix of songs, the appealing arrangements and even the order or 'flow' of the songs seems just right for me. I would definitely recommend - just looking forward to the next one now. Thanks!