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Everybody Loves Somebody

by Monique Dimattina

Distinctive piano/vocals from this acclaimed gem of the Australian jazz/roots scene, leading all-star acoustic ensemble through originals and standards pondering different concepts of love.
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
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1. All I Really Want to Do
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2. Baby Won't You Cook for Me
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3. La Vie en rose
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4. Change It Up
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5. If I Knew Then
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6. Love Is Lonely
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7. Everybody Loves Somebody
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8. One Way or Another
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9. Ahee
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10. I'm Through With Love
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11. The Acorn Song
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Anything but obvious" (ABC Music Show)
"Dynamic and utterly divine" Sydney LiveWire
"A Dylanesque swagger with the Aussie vernacular" Jazz&Beyond
"Sweetly seductive" The Age
"Somewhere between Billie Holiday and Ricke Lee Jones" -ABC Radio
" A new approach to the genre..appeals to both the heart and the head" AltMedia
"A touch, tone and sensitivity only found in artists of the highest calibre" -Tony Gould
"Jazz smarts sculpt elegant pop" - ABC Limelight



Off the back of her sellout show 'An Affair to Dismember' Monique diMattina releases her fifth album in seven years 'Everybody Loves Somebody' - songs on fast lust, french fantasy, platonic pacts, parasitic attachments, star-crossed train wrecks and more.
Ironically the album opens with the Dylan song diMattina walked down the aisle to at the age of twenty one… re-harmonized in surprising ways, rather like the life journey of the songstress herself.  Originally studying law, diMattina decamped for a career in music which has seen her live in four continents, play for heads of state, work with the likes of Lou Reed and Bjork, become a Fulbright Scholar and Honorary Fellow of Melbourne University, run a marathon incognito, and develop a larrikin wit for storytelling in song - such as 2010's Livingest Place, dubbed by ABC Daily Planet "The nicest, slyest Melbourne vs Sydney song ever".
diMattina has penned six of the eleven songs on Everybody Loves Somebody, her signature versatility seeing her glide from piano fantasias to vocals, rhodes/organ/melodion and ukelele, dancing in the cracks between jazz/blues/roots, country and pop.  Producer/engineer Marty Brown (Clare Bowditch, Art of Fighting) sculpts an intimate soundscape, from diMattina's home piano to his Coburg studio, with the cream of Melbourne's jazz/roots scene, including James Sherlock (guitar), Howard Cairns (bass), Eamon McNelis (trumpet) and tenor sax giant Paul Williamson.
The result is a stunning musical exposition that raises more questions than it answers. diMattina says "We are poking a stick at various notions of 'love' and devotion.. 'Baby Won't You Cook For Me' is all sweaty salty sweet salaciousness.  'Change It Up' 's jungle drums are a war cry for personal and social transformation, and 'Ahee' is a sea-faring ode to the hermetic journey. For me, La Vie En Rose is that romantic haze of endless giving and expansion... but then 'Love is Lonely' is a cry from the chasm - when you've given your heart, and it disappears down a black hole.. We had to end with The Acorn Song because that's the future hope.."
With her oeuvre ever growing, there's plenty of future hope for fans of this gem of the Australian jazz/roots scene.
Monique diMattina is a mother of two. She teaches piano and song-writing at the VCA, and plays with the Melbourne Tango Quintet and Clare Bowditch. Everybody Loves Somebody is out on JazzHead/MGM.

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