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Trapeze

by Georgia Mancio

An intriguing blend of jazz standards, Cuban classics, Brazilian samba, Chilean folk and Italian pop.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. O Morro Nao Tem Vez
4:42 $1.50
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2. My Heart Stood Still
4:05 $1.50
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3. Gracias a la Vida
5:22 $1.50
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4. Where is Love?
6:35 $1.50
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5. On a Misty Night
4:57 $1.50
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6. Doralice
4:03 $1.50
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7. Tres Palabras
4:29 $1.50
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8. Never Will I Marry
3:46 $1.50
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9. Sugar
5:58 $1.50
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10. Senza Fine
3:56 $1.50
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11. Long As You're Living
5:54 $1.50
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12. Life on Mars?
4:57 $1.50
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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ALBUM DESCRIPTION:

Trapeze, the critically acclaimed second album by award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio has cemented her position as one of the UK’s brightest young jazz stars. Since turning professional in 2000 she has performed with: Bobby McFerrin (2003 London Jazz Festival); Sheila Jordan and David Linx (Belgium 2006); Liane Carroll and most recently in concert with Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Anita Wardell (The True Jazz Voice, Poole). She is also making a name for herself on the continent having won first prize at the First Brussels International Young Jazz Singers’ Competition in 2005 and subsequently playing venues and festivals in Italy, Belgium and Portugal (including a live T.V. performance on Culture Club).

Following the success of Peaceful Place, her 2003 debut, Trapeze is the culmination of two years’ work with band members Gareth Lockrane, John Pearce, Dave Green, Dave Ohm (also the album’s co-producer) and Anselmo Netto. It announces Mancio as a major new talent, an artist whose delicate skill and vibrant imagination sets her apart from a morass of “jazzy” singers. It is also an intriguing reflection of her Anglo-Latino background: predominantly a jazz standards singer born and raised in the UK, her musical lineage goes back first to her Italian grandparents (an opera singer and concert pianist) and then to her Uruguayuan great-grandmother, also a pianist. It is no surprise then to hear the ease with which Mancio switches from English to Italian to Spanish to Brazilian Portuguese and it is a great delight to discover a Rodgers and Hart standard rubbing shoulders with a Chilean folk song; a Cuban classic sitting next to a show-tune; an Italian pop song nestled between two blues, and three very different sambas paying homage to the great composers of Brazil past and present.

The art of trapeze combines great inner strength with grace and beauty: it weaves daring with poise and linear simplicity. The art of Trapeze is one such balancing act.



TRAPEZE REVIEWS:

SUNDAY MERCURY
"Remember the name because Georgia Mancio is just this side of a breakthrough into the mainstream. One Jonathan Ross show or a Later with Jools Holland, and she'll be the talk of the town. Already a cult heroine on the jazz circuit, Mancio's eclectic sophomore set finds her globe-trotting. She sings seamlessly in English, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian, and the setlist includes Chilean folksong, Cuban jazz, Italian pop and South American samba. Into the mix are thrown Lionel Bart's Where Is Love, Rodgers & Hart classic My Heart Stood Still and even a clever cover of David Bowie's Life On Mars. She's a versatile virtuoso!"

BRIAN BLAIN, JAZZ UK
"The word has been out for a couple of years that Georgia is someone to watch out for and her new album shows why... Marvel at the way Mancio's rhythmic grasp never fails her in such a variety of groove and swing. She is, without question, the real thing."

JAZZWISE
"It's been five years since Georgia Mancio's debut 'Peaceful Place'. If that album showcased her clarity and lightness of touch, then 'Trapeze' - the singer's new, wilfully eclectic 12-track collection - serves to underline yet more of her fine qualities. Perhaps most impressive of all is her versatitlity across a range of seettings. The album jumps from Jobim/Moraes to Lionel Bart...to Stanley Turrentine... without ever once losing its footing.... A crisply articulated 'My Heart Stood Still illustrates her rock-solid sense of time, while gorgeously seductive interpretations of 'Gracias a la Vida' and 'Life on Mars?' lifts the lid on her capacious imagination and storytelling gift."

BBC ON LINE
"Georgia Mancio's a force to be reckoned with ... her musicality and inspired choice of material mark her out as an instrumentalist's vocalist, and one to watch."

THE SCOTSMAN
"An airy, gossamer voice and a penchant for Latin rhythms and unexpected song choices...[This] lovely album…features her in... classy company."

THE SHROPSHIRE STAR
"The award-winning young jazz singer Georgia Mancio has a wonderful snese of melody and rhythm. She's a class act whose second album showcases her dizzying talent. Her Anglo-Latino background is evident as she switches with ease from English to Italian to Spanish and Portuguese. Nowhere else does Chilean folk rub shoulders with Rodgers and Hart standards."

THE VORTEX ON LINE
"Georgia Mancio’s second album is ambitiously wide-ranging but coheres courtesy not only of the intelligence with which she deals with a lyric… but also the sureness of her delivery and the cogency of the various songs’ arrangements... A singer whose classy but consistently approachable live act...is as thoroughly enjoyable as her albums."

LIANE CARROLL, THE JAZZ
"Absolutely beautiful"

JAZZ JOURNAL
"One of the best jazz vocal albums in a long time"

TIME OUT
"Delicately beautiful"



LIVE REVIEWS:

JOHN FORDHAM, THE GUARDIAN (8 March 2008) ****
"A performer of character, conviction, and relaxed virtuosity…an inventive straight-ahead improviser...Mancio’s music sounds both purposeful and chilled at the same time...[She] has occupied the fringes for a few years without quite finding the spotlight, but she sounds more than ready for it now."

JACK MASSARIK, EVENING STANDARD (4 March 2008) ****
"Her voice is sweet and small but she has learned to slip it across with the lethal cool of a Mafioso stiletto...[and] a gravitas that recalled ...Chet Baker and Georgie Fame...Georgia Mancio left the crowd begging for more."






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