Denise Donatelli

September 14, 2010 / No Comments

When Lights Are Low
(Savant Records)

West Coast-based jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli says she was influenced more by instrumentalists than singers. She continues to work her craft magnificently on her latest recording When Lights Are Low. With a mix of well-known standards, like the title track, and others compositions by more contemporary songwriters, the project showcases the wonderful arrangements of pianist Geoffrey Keezer in various settings. There’s a nice mix songs with strings and flugelhorn and others with a basic jazz quartet. The album highlights excellent musicianship from Keezer, guitarist Peter Sprague, bassist Hamilton Price, drummer Jon Wikan, as well guest Ron Blake on saxophone. This package is a pleasing listening experience from an artist who knows her to deliver a lyric.

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Tracks: It’s You Or No One, Don’t Explain, When Light Are Low, Big Lie, Small World, Why Did I Choose You, I Wish I Were In Love Again, Kisses (Cantor da noite), Foward, Like So,The Telephone Song, The Bed I Made, Enchantment (Firm Roots).