Cathy Rocco: You're Gonna Hear From Me
You're Gonna Hear From Me
Cathy Rocco (vocals)
You're Gonna Hear From Me (Resonance Records)
Cathy Rocco (vocals),
Tamir Hendelman (piano), Michael Higgins (guitar), Dave Carpenter (bass), Vic Stevens (drums).
Composed by André Previn & Dory Previn; arranged by George Mesterhazy.
Recorded: Los Angeles, 2008
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
"You're Gonna Hear From Me" is a classic canticle to emerging talent, one of the few memorable by- products of Robert Mulligan's 1965 film Inside Daisy Clover. It has become a fixture of straight-ahead jazz, recorded by Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans and so many others. Cathy Rocco adds her powerful voice to the list, fronting a swingin' rhythm section in a live session beautifully captured by mainstream crusader George Klabin, president of Resonance Records. On this outing Rocco proves that, even in the strongest mainstream currents, she can definitely paddle her own canoe.
Although Rocco is often compared to Nancy Wilson, I hear a bit of Shirley Bassey coloration in her voice as well. But make no mistake: this is a jazz singer, pure and simple, whose phrasing conjures images of wailing bebop trumpets and shout choruses on a 52nd Street Saturday night. Her sidemen deliver sizzling support, with some edgy soloing by Michael Higgins and Tamir Hendelman. Sadly, this is among the last recorded performances of bassist Dave Carpenter, who passed away in 2008.
Here is one singer who doesn't need a big band – those pipes come with their own horn section – brassy, sassy and infinitely classy. You're gonna hear a lot more from Cathy Rocco.
Reviewer: Bill Barnes