by Bryan Wright
Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke has made a name for herself in her native Italy as one of the finest singers specializing in jazz of the 1920s and 1930s. Following successful appearances across the country and on recordings with Mauro Ottolini’s Sousaphonix, she made her American debut at the 2012 Tribute to Bix festival in Racine, Wisconsin. Backed by stellar musicians including Dalton Ridenhour (piano), Andy Schumm (cornet), John Otto (clarinet), Josh Duffee (drums), and others, she held the audience mesmerized for nearly an hour with her powerful and touching performance.
Fortunately, Rivermont was on hand recording and we are pleased to offer this astonishing “live” set supplemented with additional studio recordings made days later in New York. 63 minutes including a 12-page illustrated booklet.