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Carmela Rappazzo / Press

“I listened to some of her material and found in her voice a quality and development which was engaging and emotive. “So,” I wondered, “what’s a nice girl like Carmela doing in a place like jazz?” - See more at: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/11/20/carmela-rappazzo-myths-and-legends/#sthash.ypLR31Ml.dpuf”

“New York-based vocalist has carved out an impressive career delivering impressive releases that have featured familiar jazz standards. Her last album featured a single original, and it came out so successfully that this time around she’s upped the ante by including all of her own work, save for the closing reading of Ellington’s “Azure,” which sounds all her own anyway. The mood of the album is reminiscent of early Tom Waits, sort of late night after hours at the local lounge, with Rappazzo weaving stories about women who’ve fallen between the cracks, their dreams and spirits that have been dashed, darted and woken up. Rappazzo uses her husky and earthy voice to weave warnings about vixens on “A Story of a Story” and getting some blues from the local VFW on a juke jointy “Second Story.” as well as getting fun and frisky on the roller coaster ride “Mercury in Retrograde.” If you want some familiar flavors served on a new blue plate, check out this Friday Night Spe”

“ "Miss You" mourning over the Iberian mood created by Coco Trivisonno's bandoneon; "Ask Coral" acting sly and witty over the snappy rhythms, and "Pandora" a convincing foreboding mood. A disc of all originals could prove to be something quite formidable from this promising lady. ”