“an object lesson in subtlety, in understated interpretation, in the impact of nuance…It’s beautiful” – All About Jazz 5*****
Georgia joins forces with award-winning guitarist, Nigel Price, in this beautiful and intimate collection of jazz standards.
Part duo, part trio (with another long-term collaborator, bassist Julie Walkington), Come Rain or Come Shine was recorded completely live with no overdubbing in a small studio over two afternoons.
The result is an organic, deceptively simple set of ten songs with story telling and improvisation as equal partners. Rain, shine, light, shade: all is to be found here.
© Roomspin Records 2013
|2.||That Old Black Magic||6.29|
|3.||Softly as I Leave You||2.52|
|4.||Manha de Carnaval||5.55|
|5.||Gone With the Wind||4.27|
|6.||Give Me The Simple Life||2.34|
|7.||Moonlight in Vermont||3.51|
|8.||Falling in Love With Love||4.47|
|9.||Come Rain Or Come Shine||3.53|
|10.||We’ll Be Together Again||5.40|
“the unforced lyricism, the conversational quality and sheer elegance of the music-making, the palpable sense of enjoying each other’s musical company – are all captured to masterly effect on Come Rain or Come Shine….Mancio sings beautifully, negotiating the intricacies of these standards with a real joie de vivre” Jazzwise 4**** (Selected in ‘Best of 2014’ album list)
“To improvise on the melody of a song while leaving its lyric unaltered is a difficult and delicate process, but Georgia Mancio brings it off with such grace that she almost makes it sound easy….In all respects an accomplished and beguiling set” The Observer 4****
“an object lesson in subtlety, in understated interpretation, in the impact of nuance…. Mancio can re-invigorate a lyric with the slightest shift in emphasis, timing or intonation….It’s beautiful” All About Jazz 5*****(Selected in ‘Best of 2014’ album list)
“Mancio doesn’t miss a beat, her phrasing jazzy but always keeping the sense of the lyrics….She scats beautifully… emphasising how much the voice is one of the instruments, never just a singer with a backing band….Georgia Mancio lets the songs breathe” London Jazz
“a cool, classy elegance and balmy feel to this gorgeous album… [Mancio’s] gentle, clear and beguiling voice is …beautifully complemented by Nigel Price’s eloquent guitar” The Scotsman 4****
“There is a warm fullness about all the performances on this disc with the voice strong in all registers…[and] some of the best support I’ve heard in this format by guitar and bass….more than a little special” Jazz Journal 4****