Charmaine Clamor – Something Good

October 12, 2010 / No Comments / Tags: charmaine clamor, jazz reviews, jazz vocals, philippines jazz, reviews, thejazzpage

(Free Ham Records)

Vocalist Charmaine Clamor cut her musical teeth as a 3-year old performing for fellow bus passengers in her native Philippines and went on to be discovered as a college student in the United States, where she immigrated as a teen. The singer possesses a rich, soulful voice that echoes with a confidence of singers beyond her years. Something Good, Clamor’s fourth U.S. solo outing, is a 12-song recording which, with the exception of the Rodger and Hammerstein-penned title track, is comprised of mostly newer compositions. The singer is accompanied by outstanding musicianship from, among others, Eli Brueggemann on organ, piano and other keys, Bo Razon on guitar and various percussion and Dominic Thiroux on electric and acoustic basses. Clamor, who interprets parts of several tunes in her language of origin, is an ascending talent who should be exciting to listen to over the course of her career.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Sweet Spot”.

Tracks: Every Single Moment, Doodlin’ in Taglish, Something Good, Feelin’ Stevie, Motherless Ili Ili, Let’s Take a Trip, Flow, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Ikaw, Sweet Spot, The Farther You Go, Believe in Love, Breakfast with Bubba .