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With a Song in My Heart - Gill Manly - Jazzman


01 December 2010
Jazzman
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Cette chanteuse anglaise est passée par l'apprentissage du théâtre et de l'opéra, puis la comédie musicale, avant que l'example de son ami, le chanteur Ian Shaw, ne la convainque qu'll y avait encore à faire dans le domaine de l'interprétation des grands standards de jazz qui avaient baigné son enfance.  Elle les aborde avec aisance sur une tessiture très large, des graves cuivrés au velours des aigus, un vibrato subtil avec des sons filés d'une remarquable tenue, un placement rythmique et harmonique en parfaite entente avec son quartette emmené par le trompettiste Guy Baker.  La muicalité des mots et des histoires qu'ils racontent s'accompagne d'un naturel dans les phrasés les plus sophistiqués qui évoque son mentor Mark Murphy.  On n'est pas étonné de retrouver ce dernier pour le bouquet final.
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