Dick Metcaff, ZZAJ

Though female jazz vocalists tend to get lumped together, every once in a while, we get CD’s that have the degree of talent & vigor in their performances that elevates them far above the level of “just another lady jazz singer”…

Gabriele is certainly above the pack, & totally “international” in her appeal to your ears! It really doesn’t matter what language she sings in, her energy, inflection and pure joy in the singing of it shines through for you to groove on. The title track, for instance, “A Song of Love’s Color”, opens with a wonderful blending of voices that punctuates the 4:58 piece wonderfully…

for wonderful high-energy Latin flavors & shadings, you’ll certainly dig on “Samba de Uma Nota Só”…

beautiful rhythms that just won’t quit. It was “Sing a Song of Children”, with the sound of healing (through the lives of children, so artfully expressed by Gabriele) that captured my vote for favorite. I give this CD a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any jazzers who love the sound of vibrant female vocals. The “EQ” (energy quotient) rating is 4.97. Get more information at JAZZHEADS!