Judi Silvano approaches some of her favorite classic jazz standards and the Great American Songbook head-on with an almost raw emotion. Her incredible technique and sensitive collaboration with Peter Tomlinson on piano and Fred Jacobs on trumpet bring the stories of these wonderful songs to life with a purity of delivery and warmth of expression. There is no doubt that Judi has lived these songs and makes them part of her very being. You will want to listen again and again.
Judi Silvano, vocals Fred Jacobs, trumpet Peter Tomlinson, piano
Judi's song selection is first rate as she delves into both popular and unique tunes from the Great American Songbook and classic jazz standards yet she manages to find a unique interpretation that strips the songs of most ornamentation and instead delivers a chiseled sound filled with depth and emotion.
Silvano is backed by the unique duo of master jazz trumpeter Fred Jacobs and wonderfully fluid pianist Peter Tomlinson who provide just the right sound and empathy to Judi's plaintive interpretations of classic jazz songs.
Standards include Hoagy Carmichael's classic "Skylark", Harold Arlen's "Let's Fall In Love", the Gershwins' "Embraceable You", the languid Bossa Nova by Jobim "If You Never Come To Me", Johnny Burke & Jimmy Van Heusen's classic "But Beautiful" and songs by Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Tadd Dameron, Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn and more.