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Trapeze

Artist: Georgia Mancio

Date of Release: 17/03/2008

Catalogue no: 1430

Label: Roomspin

Price: £12

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Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

 

O Morro Nao Tem Vez

4.42

2

 

My Heart Stood Still

4.05

3

 

Gracias a la Vida

5.22

4

 

Where is Love?

6.35

5

 

On a Misty Might

4.57

6

 

Doralice

4.03

7

 

Tres Palabras

4.29

8

 

Never Will I Marry

3.46

9

 

Sugar

5.58

10

 

Senza Fine

3.56

11

 

Long As You're Living

5.54

12

 

Life On Mars?

4.57

 

 

 

 

An intriguing collection of jazz standards, Chilean folk, Cuban classics, Brazilian bossa and Italian pop featuring Georgia's long-standing world-class band: Gareth Lockrane (flutes), John Pearce (piano, Dave Green (bass), Dave Ohm (drums), Anselmo Netto (percussion/mandolin).

 

Reviews

 

16/03/2008 The Observer

"In a world where everyone wants to be a performer, it's difficult to make yourself heard, especially when your strong points are taste, originality and understated eloquence. Georgia Mancio's second album, self-produced like the first, displays those qualities in abundance and should put her well and truly on the map. Her nimble voice is nicely matched by the light-textured accompaniment featuring Gareth Lockrane's flute and percussion by Anselmo Netto. The dozen songs in this set range from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Lionel Bart to David Bowie, and are sung in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian."

 

14/03/2008 Manchester Evening News

“flitting between jazz and latin with consummate ease...Mancio's captivating approach refreshes both genres....It's all delightful: the combination of rhythmic and emotional intelligence is stunning.”

 

12/03/2008 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…..she's a versatile virtuoso!”

 

10/03/2008 The Vortex website

“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."

 

09/03/2008 BBC Online

"It's a brave singer who opens her album with a drum solo, and Georgia Mancio does just that on Trapeze. Georgia's second CD doesn't focus simply on vocals, it's packed full of instrumental interest too.
With a nod to her South American and Italian genes, Georgia luxuriates in the mix of Latin tracks here. She sings convincingly in four languages, and the fragile, diaphanous quality of her voice ... really suits the intricate tongue-twists of the Brazilian songs, O Morro Nao Tem Vez and Doralice....Perky vocalese versions of Long As You're Living and Sugar give the album a seriously jazzy edge....My Heart Stood Still ... is sublime... with dave Ohm weaving pitter-patter percussion around Dave Green's luscious deep bass.
The award for the most goosepimple-inducing track goes to HWere is Love?....It's here that Georgia's voice comes across at its tender and innocent best.
She may not have the vocal power of a Claire Martin or a Clare Teal, but Georgia Mancio's a force to be reckoned with. On Trapeze, her musicality and inspired choice of material mark her out as an instrumentalist's vocalist and one to watch."

 

03/03/2008 The Scotsman

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

 

01/03/2008 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 versatility across a range of settings. The album jumps from Jobim/Moraes to Lionel Bart ('Where is Love?' to Stanley Turrentine ('Sugar')without ever once losing its footing. Backed only by bass and drum, a crisply articulated 'My heart Stood Still' illustrates her rock-solid sense of time, while gorgeously seductive interpretations of Violetta Parra's enduringly popular 'Gracias a la Vida' and Seu Jorge's classic Brazilian take on 'Life on Mars?' lifts the lid on her capacious imagination and storytelling gift."

 

01/02/2008 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. First, she delivers songs in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with authenticity and charm...but it is the jazz, with a fantastic rhythm section of Dave Green, pianist John Pearce and drummer Dave Ohm that really sets this album alight...'My Heart Stood Still' has the ghost of Anita O'Day around it, and the deep walk of Tadd Dameron's 'Misty Night', or the rolling 5/4 gait of Tommy Turrentine's 'Long As You're Living' confirm Georgia Mancio's ability to groove and swing. She is, without question, the real thing."

 

01/02/2008 Liane Carroll, The Jazz

"Absolutely beautiful. A whopping eight out of ten."

 

16/03/0008 The Observer

"In a world where everyone wants to be a performer, it's difficult to make yourself heard, especially when your strong points are taste, originality and understated eloquence. Georgia Mancio's second album, self-produced like the first, displays those qualities in abundance and should put her well and truly on the map. Her nimble voice is nicely matched by the light-textured accompaniment featuring Gareth Lockrane's flute and percussion by Anselmo Netto. The dozen songs in this set range from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Lionel Bart to David Bowie, and are sung in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian."

 

23/02/0008 Shropshire Star

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

 

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