When a Woman Loves a Man

Digital download includes all tracks as both WAV and MP3 plus the complete liner notes booklet.

Backed by a group of fine musicians headed by her husband, the great trombonist  Bob McChesney, who is joined by pianist Matt Harris and saxophonist Pete Christlieb, among others, and a string section consisting of 30 musicians, Calabria Foti interprets in her own inimitable style ten classic songs from the Great American Songbook infusing into every song her beautiful crystal-clear voice and flawless phrasing.

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Digital download includes all tracks as both WAV and MP3 plus the complete liner notes booklet.

There’s an ear-candy within this album for every fan — if you love Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, “A Fine Romance” is a delightful listen. If you love Sammy Cahn, Jim Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, listen closely to “Like Someone In Love” and “All The Way” where she also plays violin. If you love Ray Noble, there’s “I Hadn’t Anyone Till You” to enjoy. If you love Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin, you’ll be charmed with “The Man That Got Away” (a medley with “When Your Lover Has Gone” written by Einar Aaron Swan). If you love Rodgers and Hammerstein, you’ll also love “This Nearly Was Mine.” If you love Johnny Mercer, Gordon Jenkins and Bernie Hanighen, you’ll be fascinated with the title track, “When A Woman Loves A Man.”

If you enjoyed listening to Peggy Lee’s version of “Fever,” you’ll absolutely adore the way Ms. Foti gives this gem from John Davenport and Eddie Coole a fresh treatment resulting in an impressively beautiful rendition – one of the very best, I would say.

If you listened to this debut album with a smile on your face, you’ll certainly love her sophomore CD, A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, which is making waves at the jazz scene since it was released five months ago. Both CDs are simply overflowing with charms.My ears have confirmed what the great arranger/conductor/orchestrator, Jorge Calandrelli once said about Calabria Foti — he’s absolutely right, listening to her for the first time is like having¬†“discovered a hidden treasure.” Amen to that!

Some of Calabria's many fans

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