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"ON A CLOUD" SLAMCD 595  Barcode 5028386710926


Diana Torti - voice

Sabino de Bari - classical guitar

"Not your average chanteuse album and not a Broadway song in sight. Don¡¯t miss out on it because of that. It¡¯s worth an hour of anyone¡¯s time."
Brian Morton, Jazz Journal March 2019.


The extraordinary jazz singer of the avant-guarde tradition Jeanne Lee has long been the subject of the music and literary works of Diana Torti, jazz singer and composer. This dedication marks the 80th year since the birth of Jeanne Lee on 29 January 1939 with the respect and admiration of one artist for another. It is the third SLAM CD to feature Diana Torti, this time as leader, following her work with Lucia Ianniello on SLAMCD 566 & 585.


Diana writes:

"On a Cloud" is a project born during a passionate music and vocal research focused on the figure of Jeanne Lee, wonderful singer of the avant-garde Jazz. She has been a courageous artist and pioneer of an innovative way of singing in Jazz music starting from the Sixties. The CD will be released on the occasion of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of her birth in January 2019 in homage to this extraordinary musician and poetess.

The repertoire draws on standards, improvisations and original compositions inspired by Jeanne Lee¡¯s world of sounds. The choice of the duo, voice and classical guitar, is an ideal dimension to re-elaborate the poetic, refined and intimate atmosphere of Lee's music.

The ensemble that includes besides me (voice) also the guitarist and composer Sabino de Bari  (classical guitar), has over time developed and matured a consolidated artistic alchemy. In our music both improvisation and composition are experienced as an expressive possibility out of any stylistic connotation. Timbres, words, noises and breaths merge, chase or dance together freely, to evoke suggestions and sound images.


Also available through all digital outlets, including:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/on-a-cloud-feat-sabino-de-bari/1447964567

iTunes Italy: https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/on-a-cloud-feat-sabino-de-bari/1447964567

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cloud-feat-Sabino-Bari/dp/B07M65JK9J

Amazon Italy: https://www.amazon.it/Cloud-feat-Sabino-Bari/dp/B07MDHP6FX

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4o0GfaDsKRb1UJ1GMOWN4C?si=gtFwDORySpOMaK3GWmvPVQ

Details Reviews


  1)  Misterioso (Thelonious Monk, Gertrude Stein, Diana Torti)   5:04

  2)  Straight Ahead (Abbey Lincoln)   4:13

  3)  Rask¨°lnikov (Sabino de Bari)   5:16

  4)  In These Last Days (Jeanne Lee)   3:58

  5)  The Man Of The Sea (Diana Torti)   5:30

  6)  The Seagulls Of Kristiansund (Mal Waldron)   8:12

  7)  Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller)  4:01

  8)  Fireflies (Diana Torti, Sabino de Bari)   3:43

  9)  On A Cloud (Diana Torti)   5:44

10)  Cavalcando (Diana Torti)   2:38


Total : 49:09


Recorded on 05th, 07th, 08th April 2018 at The Premises Studios in London.

Mixing by Raimondo Mosci,  Mastering by Danilo Rossi.



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