„SENSORIAL – Portraits in Bossa and Jazz“ is the show of the international singer Mafalda Minnozzi that accompanies the release of the „Deluxe Edition“ album of the
The show is based on the interpretations of the greatest Brazilian composers with cross-cultural influences from the vocal lyricism of her native Italy combined with elements of jazz improvisation. The show has already been presented to great critical and public acclaim at Birdland Jazz Club, Mezzrow and New York University in New York, the Blue Note Rio and Sao Paulo in Brazil, Casa da Musica in Portugal, AsuJazz in Paraguay, Lima Jazz Fest in Peru, Casa del Jazz in Rome, JazzMI in Milano, Padova Jazz Fest and Udine&Jazz just to name a few. Mafalda has chosen to bring her long time musical partner and producer Paul Ricci to the prestigious stage of the Outreach festival for a minimalistic formation that highlights his guitar playing and arranging style which is the essence of Sensorial.
On stage will be classics from Jobim such as „Águas de Março“, „A Felicidade“ and „Once I Loved“, „Metti Una Sera A Cena“ by Ennio Morricone, „Mocidade“ by Toninho Horta and „Samba da Benção“ from Baden Powell all in a unique blend of Brazil, Italy and NY jazz that permits an organic intertwining of a John Coltrane theme with the Bahian composition „É Preciso Perdoar“.
„…she is a vocalist of the first order … capable of stunning musicianship… her technique is sublime; she sings not simply with facility, but with faculties, employing anatomical urisdictions that only a handful of the top singers [in any style] do;
her vocal range is incredibly rare and she is capable of flying into the nether regions of falsetto before swooping down to the basement of contralto… Along with all of this is her ability to phrase with distinction while employing her emotions to dig into the meaning of each phrase, bringing a special whispering beauty to soft dynamics to the songs…“ Raul da Gama – latinjazznet.com
„With her sensitive and deep voice, Mafalda conveys an apparent innocence that is pure sensuality … she masters scat and vocalese, bringing us back to the best moments of Brazilian music … the energy of jazz, with Brazilian rhythm and Italian spirit, they give life to a captivating work „- José Ramon (La Habitacion Del Jazz – Spain)
„The vibe on the recording is uplifting and evokes the aesthetic of Joao Gilberto beautifully.
He’s smiling from the beyond”- Bobby Sanabria (8x Grammy nominee and radio host at WBGO)