So happy to announce this... "Dream" - a track from Jenna Mammina/Matt Rollings album Mutineer - has been chosen by the Amazon crew as one of the Best of 2021:Jazz. The song is in good company with John Coltrane, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
A 20 year 'overnight' success - Jenna is finally being recognized for the fantastic jazz vocalist she has always been. To be included in a playlist not based on views or visibility means the song made it to the Best of 2021 on its merit. We didn't submit it for anything. It was chosen by an Amazon crew among a million other songs. We think this is fantastic.
I remember the session with Jenna and Matt. We recorded in E.S.E. (Extended Sound Environment) which means live, no headphones and direct to DSD. It takes a special piano player to play at a volume necessary to allow a great performance from a vocalist to happen. Matt is that piano player. Jenna is that singer. All the dynamics you could want and sung with meaning and passion.
She's on the list with John Coltrane, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Wow.
We surprised Jenna with the news on a zoom call that we hope to post on our new YouTube channel. Of course, me and Jenna (the two emotional Italian girls) were crying as I expressed congratulations to her with our crew present. It was better than a Grammy. She had NO idea what the call was about. :)
Even better to find out that the song "Dream" was her late father's favorite song.
Wish you could have all been there on the call! Let's plan on next year :)
In the meantime you can see the playlist at Amazon
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Enjoy and have a safe holiday weekend!