Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke

Jazz Princess, Composer, Voice


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Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke is one of the most important voices of Italian jazz.

“Yorke is, in plain language, a one-off. She began recording in 2012 and Diverso Lontano Incomprehensibile is her fifth album. She wrote most of the material and arranged all of it. She is accompanied by a mixed lineup of jazz and classical musicians. Her arrangements are as striking as her voice, leaving plenty of space for each instrument to take turns in the spotlight.” Chris May on All About Jazz 

“In English, the Italian singer and composer Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke‘s Diverso Lontano Incomprehensibile translates as “different, distant and incomprehensible.” It certainly is different. But it is neither distant nor incomprehensible. It is close-up personal and, though strange, it makes perfect sense, just like a Thelonious Monk piano solo makes perfect sense. It is also beautiful, beguiling and superbly well crafted. For most of its one hour duration the album has little to do with jazz and more to do with contemporary classical chamber music. It is what used to be called art music.” Chris May on All About Jazz 

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“Going on the opposite side to what is customary, or only apparently reassuring, from a musical and human point of view, Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke lets us discover worlds with different and suggestive musical and linguistic forms. A voice rich in velvety intensity, she is both singer and composer. ” Paolo Marra per All About Jazz

“The way this singer faces the magmatic musical and vocal material to which she has dedicated herself as time has gone by is extraordinarily natural; and she does it with such an extreme application, but an application magically mediated by a superfine lightness. Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke has the rare gift of doing everything she does naturally” Sergio Spada per Striscia Rossa