Elissa Lala: Touch of Your Voice: New Takes on Chet Baker (OmniTone 15210)

Click here to buy TOUCH OF YOUR VOICELuxurious, melancholic, movingly passionate new takes of songs associated with Chet Baker, legendary icon of West Coast cool, and well-crafted originals that sound like they're from the Baker songbook.  LA-based, Philly-born Elissa Lala’s fresh, distinctive vocal interpretations are dramatic, striking, and unforgettable.

Elissa Lala's voice leaves a strong imprint on listeners, even after just one listening.  In a jazz world where the true vocal legends are mostly either gone or over-the-hill and where most of the new crop is over-hyped, Elissa Lala is a proverbial breath of spring, demonstrating the maturity and classiness of jazz vocal greats.

Elissa Lala, voice
Alan Pasqua, piano
Darek Oles, bass
Sherman Ferguson, drums
Johnnie Valentino, guitar

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For sound samples, click on MP3 (for an MP3 sample) or WMA (for Windows Media):

1. 

The Wind (Freeman, Gladstone) (6:45)

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2. 

You Don't Know What Love Is (Raye, DePaul) (6:46)

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3. 

Forgetful (Handy, Segal) (7:14)

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4. 

Let's Get Lost (Loesser, McHugh) (6:08)

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5. 

Almost Blue (Elvis Costello) (4:33)

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6. 

I've Never Been in Love Before (Loesser) (6:30)

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7. 

I'm Blaming It on Your Heart (Valentino, Lala)

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8. 

This Is Always (Warren, Gordon) (5:18)

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9. 

While You're Away from Me (Valentino, Lala) (7:28)

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10. 

You're Mine, You (Green, Heyman) (3:57)

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