Denise Donatelli

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Savant CD 2095
Denise Donatelli
What Lies Within

In today's snowed-under world of female vocalists, we tend to ask ourselves who is doing something different. Who is looking at a songbook that is unlike that the next vocalist is looking at and who has the talent to back it up? For the answer to that question one need look no further than the Savant Records' debut of Denise Donatelli. Denise is blessed with a pure, powerful voice that suggests the rock-solid assurance and keen intelligence of Ann Hampton Callaway tempered with a soupįon of Lena Horne. New only to the label, Denise has performed with John Hammond, Russell Malone, and the Stan Kenton Alumni Orchestra, to name a few, and maintains a legion of devoted fans. Backed by a band of top L.A. session-men performing an unhackneyed and imaginative selection of tunes, WHAT LIES WITHIN is certain to create a stir not just in the microcosm of female vocalists but in the macrocosm of jazz in toto.

Denise Donatelli- vocals; Geoffrey Keezer- piano/arranger; Carl Saunders- trumpet; Bob Sheppard- reeds; Peter Sprague- guitar; Hamilton Price- bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith- drums; Carlos del Rosario- organ; Giovanna Clayton- cello; Alex Acuņa- percussion

Tracks: My Shining Hour; Sails; Crystal Silence; I Love It When you Dance That Way; We'll Be Together Again; Like an Old Song; Beloved; Four Walls; Be Cool; Make This City Ours Tonight; This Lament

 My Shining Hour


 Crystal Silence


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