Sunday, January 24, 2016

Beautiful music from Valentina and PhiLOVEsophy!

Following the recent demise of iconic and beloved David Bowie, it's all the more delightful to find a cover of "Space Oddity" on the new album by Valentina Marino.
Her phrasing and instrumentation is extraordinary, as also evidenced by "In the Name of Love".

Currently residing in New York and hailing originally from Rome, Valentina studied and received her BFA at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She has toured and performed all over the US and Europe, enchanting audiences with her heady improvisation and tasteful arrangements. Sometimes incorporating Brazilian influences, other times Argentinian, the recordings on "PhiLOVEsophy" bring the listener up close and personal with her heartfelt love for jazz in all its variations.

Another cut, "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea", highlights her dynamic range: subtle yet powerful.

All in all, I'll be giving this album a lot of airtime for my listeners to groove on.

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