Silhouette

“Silhouette is innovative, lyrically inventive, risky at times and always rewarding. Mancio’s performance – often within arrangements that would expose any weakness – puts her at the top of the ever-growing tree of jazz vocalists”     All About Jazz – Critics Choice


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Album Info

Beginnings and endings; roads and journeys; losses and gains: Silhouette, Georgia’s third album, marks the end of her first decade as a professional performer and the beginning of her next as an accomplished writer and interpreter. A bold collection of originals written in collaboration with Pat Metheny, Tim Lapthorn and Kate Williams merged with classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tom Waits and Styne, Comden and Green: these are songs for our times. Featuring flautist Gareth Lockrane and vocalist Ian Shaw.

voice Georgia Mancio   

drums & percussion Dave Ohm   double bass  Julie Walkington

piano John Pearce / Kate Williams / Tim Lapthorn   

flutes Gareth Lockrane   voice Ian Shaw

guitar Dave Colton   cello Gregor Riddell      

© Roomspin Records 2010 


Listen

1.
Silhouette 5.54
2.
Question The Answer 5.09
3.
Solace 5.00
4.
Take it With Me 5.11
5.
Just in Time 5.29
6.
Slowly 5.48
7.
TransOceanica 5.24
8.
Modhina 5.10
9.
Slice 4.46
10.
Finisterre 4.43
11.
Silhouette 2 2.27

 


Reviews

“as thoughtful, assiduously crafted and lovingly realised an album you’ll hear this year… that grips you to the very end”  Jazzwise **** 

“Silhouette is innovative, lyrically inventive, risky at times and always rewarding. Mancio’s performance – often within arrangements that would expose any weakness – puts her at the top of the ever-growing tree of jazz vocalists”   All About Jazz – Critics Choice

“a well balanced programme of new material and newly arranged older items, both of the highest quality and all lit up by Georgia’s personal vocal style….a fresh and welcome issue at a time when there is a surfeit of rather uninspired and interchangeable vocal albums”  Jazz Journal – Critics Poll

“As her voice soars to paint precise arabesques in the air there’s a suggestion of Ella Fitzgerald by way of Bebel Gilberto”  Metro 

“painstaking London singer-songwriter whose dulcet Anglo-Italian tones serve an unusually enquiring mind…the overall ambience is one of tranquillity, consonance and intelligence”  Evening Standard *** 

“so much more than just another laid back Latin jazz and standards singer…Silhouette is a confident subversion of expectations”  The Guardian ***

“infuse[s] everything she sings with freshness, intelligence and vitality…She has matured  …into a genuinely original jazz artist [with] this refreshingly wide-ranging but emotionally homogeneous set”  The Vortex

“She has always been good at building an interesting set, but with this, her third album, Georgia Mancio surpasses herself”   The Observer 

“a disarmingly lovely, clear and airy voice which on faster numbers – notably Just In Time, which plays with time – resembles Anita O’Day”   The Scotsman