Roomspin Records | 2021
"It’s a bona fide masterpiece"
"Nine touching songs, two performers and one intense meeting of minds"
"This is an album that should be played in your home at least once a day ... A Grammy winner if ever there was one."
"intimate, intelligent and meticulously recorded ... sure to make the “Best of Year” lists when the time eventually comes."
"a delight from start to finish"
"a glorious album of beautifully performed new songs by a songwriting team that ... takes its place among the best!"
"Look into this album’s glinting treasures. Reflected there, especially in these days, is beauty to hold dear."
"a collaborative lodestone possessing its own irresistible force"
"The two artists work in such perfect symmetry, our ears and minds and hearts are theirs ... beauty and perfection"
"this exquisite yet potent series of reflections on the human condition is too good to miss."
"music of beauty and purity that takes the breath away ... destined to be regarded as the classic songs of our time"
"a distant aroma of Sondheim in their rhythm ... Rodgers & Hart, and Joni Mitchell in their poetry"
The Arts Desk (UK), Albums of the Year 2021
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Quiet Is The Star
Albums of 2021: Arts Desk, Jazz Views & Jazzwise
Quiet Is The Star is the new album by vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio and Grammy-winning pianist/composer Alan Broadbent and the much anticipated companion to their 2017 Songbook.
The album spotlights the purity and parity of the duo setting in 9 co-written songs exploring the ties we weave in life: sisterly, maternal, romantic, universal. One voice, one piano, one dialogue. Georgia’s deeply nuanced singing (“sublime, clarity and poise personified, intimate yet dynamic”, Jazzwise) is embraced by Alan’s rhapsodic solo piano, indicating the breadth of his musicianship, from accompanist to Big Band/orchestral leader.
Recorded in late 2019, it re-unites with Songbook producer Andrew Cleyndert and artist Simon Manfield, whose bespoke watercolours perfectly accompany the subtle variations of mood.
The album is released alongside The Songs Of Alan Broadbent & Georgia Mancio – a book of 33 co-written works from both albums (Songbook and Quiet Is The Star) and many more besides.
Georgia Mancio (voice & lyrics), Alan Broadbent (piano & music)
Produced by Andrew Cleyndert. Artwork by Simon Manfield. Design by Rachel O’Reilly. © Georgia Mancio 2021 /Roomspin Records 2020