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Roberta Gambarini: Facile Amare

Roberta Gambarini
Roberta Gambarini

Singer Roberta Gambarini tackles standards with a blend of virtuosity and fluid grace on Easy to Love (Groovin’ High/Kindred Rhythm). For those who have followed and admired the Italian-born, New York City-based vocalist, the question is: What took so long for her to record an album?

“I’ve wanted to do certain things, and not others,” she says at the Bern Jazz Festival where she was appearing with James Moody’s band. “It’s a luxury to be able to do exactly what you want nowadays. You have to pay a price for it, I guess. It took a long time to find the right way to put it out, and the right moment.”

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