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I Walk A Little Faster

I Walk A Little Faster

Chiara Pancaldi

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917340921
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Catalog number: CR 73409
Releasedate: 15-05-15
- This record is the result of musical encounters between Chiara Pancaldi, a young passionate Italian jazz singer and the great piano player Cyrus Chestnut
- Most songs are Standards 
- Arrangements by Chiara Pancaldi except for Wild is the Wind (arranged by Jeremy Pelt) and A Flower is a Lovesome Thing (arrangement by Cyrus Chestnut)
- Warm, swinging and warm record with one of the greatest rhytmic sections of the worldwide jazz scene! 
- International debut 

Chiara Pancaldi: "The choice of songs and atmospheres has been inspired by the music I’ve been listening recently, in particular by a singer that I love. Her name is Shirley Horn. I wrote the arrangements paying attention to the musicians of the band, and pondering how to highlight their wonderful musicality."
 
This record is the result of musical encounters between Chiara Pancaldi, a young passionate Italian jazz singer and the great piano player Cyrus Chestnut.
The record presents a list of Standards and some obscure songs with original arrangements written all by Chiara Pancaldi except Wild is the Wind by Jeremy Pelt (artistic producer of the record) and A flower is a Lovesome Thing, arranged by Cyrus Chestnut.
The result is a brilliant, swinging and warm record, with one of the greatest rhythmic sections of the worldwide jazz scene.

Chiara Pancaldi: The choice of songs and atmospheres has been inspired by the music I’ve been listening recently, in particular by a singer that I love. Her name is Shirley Horn. I wrote the arrangements paying attention to the musicians of the band, and pondering how to highlight their wonderful musicality.

Jeremy Pelt: From our earliest encounter, two things struck me as outstanding about Chiara Pancaldi. One of them was her clarity of expression. Speaking from more than a casual observer, one of the hardest things to attain in this music is conviction. That comes with experience and depth. Ms. Pancaldi is possessed of both, and that alone would make this set a pure joy to listen to!
 
Chiara Pancaldi is a passionate young Italian jazz singer. A music lover, she practices and loves all kinds of music, from Classical to Jazz, from Brazilian to Indian Classical Music. Her musical style is mainly influenced by jazz and Brazilian music.

She Had a chance to study with many great singers and musicians such as Sheila Jordan, Michele Hendricks, Rachel Gould, Roberta Gambarini, Jeremy Pelt, Harold Mabern, Barry Harris, Vincent Harring, her vocals talents attracting their attention. Performing live in clubs and festivals in Italy and abroad she has worked and performed with many great Italian and American jazz musicians such as Cyrus Chestnut, John Webber, Joe Farnsworth, Kirk Lighsey, Darryl Hall, Nicola Muresu, Nico Menci, Stefano Senni, Piero Odorici, Davide Brillante and many more.

She recorded her first album on 2010, that has been released on 2012, for the italian label DODICILUNE.

In 2012 she caught the attention of the renowned piano player Cyrus Chestnut who invited her to perform at Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center in NYC in January 2013, and suggested that they make a record together.

She came back to New York in September 2013 in order to make a recording session with a truly excellent trio: Cyrus Chestnut on piano, John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums. The record has Jeremy Pelt acting as Artistic Producer.