Meredith D’Ambrosio: Silent Passion

Pianist-vocalist Meredith D’Ambrosio spins a wistful web over a dozen love songs, including five of her own. She’s longingly languid on Irving Berlin’s “I Got Lost in His Arms,” tenderly croons “Don’t Take Your Love From Me,” then segues the chart’s changes to double-time for her own “A Skyful of Teardrops.” Her sweetly sincere voice is particularly effective with Gene Bertoncini’s flawless guitar on “Where Are You?” for this duo album. That she’s both musically and verbally clever is evidenced by her original, “Knight in Shining Karma.”