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Linda Ciofalo: Sun Set

Linda Ciofalo

Linda Ciafalo’s idea to build an entire album around sun-dappled tunes seems utterly fitting, since she is blessed with a voice as warm, bright and shimmering as a smog-free country morning. A longtime favorite on the New York club circuit, Ciofalo had the good fortune to launch her career in the mid-’80s as a big-band vocalist, and the wisdom to take from the experience the singular skill that ultimately separates genuine jazz singers from mere wannabes: the priceless ability to blend seamlessly with one’s bandmates, establishing an indivisible interdependence that heightens each player’s strengths while making the whole far greater than the sum of its parts.

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