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)

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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

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  • 1 Teresa Glynn // Sep 29, 2008 at 04:44 PM
    One of the most refreshing CDS I have heard in a long time. I am looking so forward to hearing more of Cathy Rocco!
  • 2 Barbara James // Sep 29, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    Cathy's album is fantastic! She has a great voice and good musicians behind her! Everything about the album is first class. Looking forward to hearing alot more of her!
  • 3 Andy Lalasis // Sep 29, 2008 at 06:02 PM
    Cathy is one of the world's best kept secrets and that has to end!!!! What a great talent and a pleasure to work with as well. Cathy - all the best to you! Sincerely...Andy Lalasis
  • 4 Steve // Sep 29, 2008 at 06:07 PM
    I "heard from you" --- AND I CANT WAIT TO HEAR MORE What a great CD!!! You can count me as a FAN -What a voice
  • 5 Steve Cantor // Sep 29, 2008 at 06:15 PM
    Cathy is a wonderful singer. Her personality shines through in every song she sings. You can hear all the influences of not only jazz greats but also pop and R&B but she is uniqe and original which makes her great.
  • 6 Patte // Sep 29, 2008 at 11:30 PM
    ...within this must-buy album...there are echoes of jazz icons flowing from which Cathy adds her own contemporary, inventive stylizations...this combination culminates in a rare musicality from her soul to our fortunate ears...
  • 7 Adam McDonough // Sep 30, 2008 at 03:45 PM
    The spund of this record blows me away. I love each track and how you've adapted them to suit your beautiful voice so well. You're a true inspiration in my life. This is one of those timeless records for me. Thank You!!!
  • 8 Robert Conti // Sep 30, 2008 at 07:22 PM
    This recording embodies a superb combination of great musicians, high quality production and sound, topped off by Cathy's unique and exquisite vocal talent. The resultant music defines "World Class." Bravo, well done!
  • 9 Ron Joseph // Sep 30, 2008 at 11:05 PM
    Wow, absolutely sensational! Great choice of material,along with superb musicians only ads to compliment Cathy's outstanding vocal ability.She pours her soul into every surely are going to "hear from her"!
  • 10 jimmy mulidore // Oct 05, 2008 at 09:15 PM
    wow, cathy has moved up another step. outstanding in all aspects . she has always knocted my socks off. she is great on recordings and when she has performed with me , her stage presence and vocalizing are amazing. bravo---cathy------jimmy mulidore------
  • 11 John // Oct 06, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    Simply fantastic, Cathy! Way to go!
  • 12 Carl S // Oct 06, 2008 at 02:12 PM
    GREAT! simply wonderful, this should attract a large audience. I wish you well and good luck with this CD as you deserve it!!
  • 13 charlie prose // Oct 06, 2008 at 06:04 PM
    So much Talent,So much Style, The whole world needs to hear this wonderful Lady sing.
  • 14 Max Schmeidl // Oct 09, 2008 at 12:26 AM
    Cathy's style and vocals makes it very clear that she is truly a sensational Jazz Artist. Her passion and is very compelling. Simply Wonderful. Thank you, Cathy.
  • 15 Greg Stevenson // Oct 09, 2008 at 12:48 AM
    I have been listening to Jazz for many years. Best female vocals I've heard for quite some time. Excellent!
  • 16 Ted // Oct 10, 2008 at 01:52 AM
    And don't forget her orchestration skills. Because there seems to be some serious behind-the-scenes orchestrating going on right here on this comment board.
  • 17 Fran Amato // Nov 14, 2008 at 04:10 PM
    She is Just Wonderful---