In November of 2013, Izzi released her debut album “Motifs” though Dot Time Records (DT 9026) in New York and has since made appearances in Germany and the United States. “Motifs” is a charming and delightful introduction to audiences who have yet to hear what she has to offer.
Izzi has gathered a splendid trio of musicians in her support and that is made clear from the opening track—a Cole Porter chestnut—“I Get a Kick Out of You.” Her adorably accented delivery is punched up by Andrea Rea (piano), Nicola Corso (bass) and Gino del Prete (drums). Her scat run at the end is a sweet herald of things to come.
She scats in partnership with bass and piano on “El Cacerolazo” and then moves to a beautifully lyrical piece of her own composition entitled “Another Day.” One thing about Chiara Izzi, she makes room for brilliant instrumental interludes from this very fine trio.
She offers more standards like “It Had to Be You” and “My Shining Hour” in her teasingly, lovely idiosyncratic way. Then allows great room for movement for pianist Andrea Rea on the Petrucciani/Izzi number “Cantabile.”
The album closes on the lyrically moody “Deep in a Dream.” It is a sweet farewell until whatever album may follow next.
Chiara Izzi is charming and her track list only reinforces that sense of her. She is generous in the space she gives her talented supporting trio. Her sense of humor comes through in sweet transparency. She is a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated.
Visit her web site at: http://www.chiaraizzi.com/
Purchase "Motifs" at: http://dottimerecords.mfmmedia.nl/shop/chiara-izzi-motifs/