Liner notes by MICHELE HENDRICKS
” SSSSSSSSSS! Smart! Sassy! Swingin’! Silly! Sentimental! Sumptuous! Sweet! Sensuous! Sublime! Super! Loredana is one of those rare singers who knows exactly what she wants to do, has the capabilities to do it, and yet, remains spontaneous through it all. A terrific composer, there are several real jewels on this disc.
I particularily like the playful, be-bopishness, (did I just invent a new word!) of Conversation; the bouncy cleverness of Metropolitan Mood, (which is just begging for me to put lyrics to it and to incorporate it into MY repertoire); the sweetness of Ninna Nanna, a beautiful lullabye and the simply swingin’ Sleepless, a tune so completely comfortable, you can easily mistake it for an already established standard. She has surrounded herself with a supportive and swinging group of musicians, all having their moments to shine.
The overall result is SSSSSSSSSS! In a word, SUPERB! ” Michèle Hendricks
Koinè by Dodicilune KNE013
Music and lyrics by Loredana Melodia
Loredana Melodia, vocal
Giuseppe Vasapolli, piano
Riccardo Lo Bue, doublebass
Giampaolo Terranova, drums
Carmelo Salemi, trumpet (1)
Orazio Maugeri, alto sax
Dino Rubino, trumpet (2, 3, 5, 7), flugelhorn (4, 6, 8)
Arrangements – Musical director Giuseppe Vasapolli
Total Time 45:39