Roseanna Vitro – The Music of Randy Newman

May 3, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: dean johnson, jazz, mark soskin, randy newman, roseanna vitro, sara caswell, thejazzpage, tim horner, vocals


On vocalist Roseanna Vitro’s latest, The Music of Randy Newman, she adeptly takes on the music of one of America’s most unique contemporary songwriters. Vitro provides a wonderful straight ahead interpretation of the songs chosen for the effort. The selection is diverse in representing various eras of Newman’s career. Violinist Sara Caswell’s inclusion on the recording adds something special to pianist Mark Soskin’s arrangements. Drummer Tim Horner and bassist Dean Johnson are solid players, as are guests Steve Cardenas and Jamey Haddad on guitar and percussion respectively. Excellent work on the part of all involved. 

Click here to listen to a clip of “Last Night I Had A Dream”.

Tracks: Last Night I Had a Dream, Sail Away, If I Didn’t Have You, Everytime it Rains, Baltimore, In Germany Before The War, Mama Told Me Not To Come, I Will Go Sailing No More, Feels Like Home, Losing You .