Archive for July 19th, 2013

Diane Marino – Loads of Love

Romance is in bloom as vocalist Diane Marino presents an assortment of melodies created by several jazz greats. Loads of Love (M&M Records, 2013) is Marino’s fifth recording as a leader.

Marino sings, plays piano and handles arrangements. With her are Houston Person, tenor sax on all but “Never Let Me Go”; Chris Brown, drums; Frank Marino, bass; Pat Bergeson, guitar on four songs; and George Tubwell, trumpet on “Someone You’ve Loved.”

Though taken from the oft-mentioned American Songbook, these selections aren’t covers of the same songs it seems every jazz vocalist wants or needs to revisit. However, they are from the same writers, including Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Richard Rogers and others.

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