Songbook

“these tender Broadbent-Mancio songs and Mancio’s delicious vocal delivery, Songbook is pure perfection” JazzWax (US)

“one of the most formidable songwriting partnerships of the 21st century”  Jazz Views

If we awarded stars to albums this one would rate a whole galaxy”  Bebop Spoken Here  

“an exciting and sophisticated new partnership…superb” All About Jazz 4 1/2 **** (UK/US)

“There’s the sense of an hour standing still with this recording … such is its affecting dedication to craft – and certainly a highlight of 2017 so far” AP Reviews

 “special” Kind of Jazz 4 ****

“Pianist and composer Alan Broadbent has found his lyricist. Further good news: in their Songbook, Georgia Mancio sings her words to Broadbent’s songs with taste, feeling and faultless intonation.” Rifftides (US) 

“It’s refreshing to hear new material that sounds both modern and timeless” Jazz Weekly (US)

“The velvety voice and clear articulation of  Mancio perfectly match the melodic playing of Broadbent, creating twelve highly intense songs of timeless elegance” Jazz Podium (Germany)

“superb life-drawn lyrics [sung] with clarity and feeling”  Sandy Brown Jazz

“These are sophisticated well-crafted songs, and the musicianship is outstanding. Georgia Mancio’s singing is appropriately elegant, Alan Broadbent’s playing is immaculate, and Oli Hayhurst and Dave Ohm provide faultless bass and percussion throughout”  LondonJazz

“This collection…glows with the kind of craft, style and elegance that was routine in the Golden Age of Song but us a rare delight today….triumphant collaboration” MOJO 4**** CD of the Month

“An album of outstanding beauty and power” Jazzwise 4 **** Recommended

 

“rare to find a songwriting and performing partnership so well matchedThe Observer 4****

“they’ve wowed audiences…with their whip smart quartet and original tunes that tell stories and sound like classics…lovely album” Evening Standard ****