What is There to Say

What is There to Say

Chiara Pancaldi

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917343526
Catalog number: CR 73435
Releasedate: 06-10-17
- On this album Italian singer Chiara Pancaldi is supported by the legendary Kirk Lightsey on piano and the swinging Darryl Hall on bass.

- A pure jazz trio voice piano and bass, playing an accurate selection of jazz standards and searching for a sound that is personal, fresh and every time new.


On this album the young Italian jazz singer Chiara Pancaldi shows once again talent to sing jazz standards in a flawless and convincing way. Her pure voice was noticed by Kirk Lightsey and Darryl Hall and they formed an pure acoustic trio to record this album. 

The recording is a true live session, where they all took chances and improvised a lot. Each song, whether it is the famous standard On the Sunny Side of the Street or the obscure Strayhorn tune Love Came, has its own atmosphere. 

Two special guests enrich the session, both in a ballad: Jeremy Pelt, who plays on What is There to Say, the track that gives the record its title, and Laurent Maur, who played in A Timeless Place (The Peacocks).


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.

In 2012 she released her debut album titled THE SONG IS YOU with the Italian label DODICILUNE. Her last album, I WALK A LITTLE FASTER, has Chiara performing alongside an excellent trio, with Cyrus Chestnut on piano, John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums. The record, released by the dutch label Challenge Records, has been awarded Best Vocal Jazz Album 2015 by the Japanese magazine Jazz Critique Magazine.

WHAT IS THERE TO SAY is her second release on Challenge Records.