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Calabria Foti - In the Still of the Night is a most exquisite recording / Roberta on the Arts

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This new album is one of the most exquisite contemporary music recordings I have heard in years. Calabria Foti has gorgeous, cognac-rich vocals, and her top quality instrumental ensemble includes the crème de la crème of seasoned jazz musicians, just to mention Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Bob McChesney on trombone, and Eddie Daniels on clarinet. Michael Patterson, pianist, has arranged and produced this Cole Porter tribute project. Each of the eleven stunning tracks features one or two instrumental spotlights, and Ms. Foti has been generous to credit her instrumentalists' solos on the album's cover. Each track is detailed differently, with uniquely styled introductions that set the mood of the piece, whether it's the rhythmically rambunctious "Anything Goes" or the quietly impassioned "In the Still of the Night". If you purchase one album this summer, make it Ms. Foti's In the Still of the Night. If you purchase two, make it two copies of this album, so you can share this rare listening experience with a colleague or loved one. Ms. Foti is a versatile artist, who also performs as a violinist onstage, as a radio host, and as a master class teacher. It was almost impossible to choose the requisite four "notable tracks" below, as each was so compelling. 

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