Music Connection: Album Review: Denise Donatelli – “Find A Heart” 8/10
Written by Jonathan Widran
The two-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist is up to her trademark magic, discovering dynamic outlets for her blend of exquisite intimacy and soulful easy swinging jazz via glorious obscurities from pop legends like Sting, David Crosby, Beck and Journey––in addition to Songbook era chestnuts popularized by Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. Working seamlessly with longtime collaborator, renowned pianist and arranger Geoffrey Keezer, Donatelli uncovers the deeper essences of each lyric with her keen emotional insight and silky, inviting intonations. Donatelli is a fresh and original jazz voice for our time.
Score: 8 out of 10