Title - Love Is For All Time
Artist - Lorraina Marro
For those not in the know, Lorraina Marro releases her third album on July 9th, 2021 with a team of some of L.A.s finest musicians: Steve Rawlins on piano, Jennifer Leitham on bass, Grant Geissman on guitar, Steve Pemberton on drums, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez on trumpet, and Rickey Woodard on tenor sax.
The album entitled Love Is For All Time is a mix of ballads, swing, bossa nova’s, and Spanish songs, dealing with love the promise of new love, loss of love, sassy kind of love, and love for all people in general.
Indeed, Marro has experienced it all and lived long enough to sing about her own truth. In a world that has had so much sadness and suffering during the past year, we can still be uplifted by music.
The project includes songs written by composers such as Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn, Arthur Hamilton, Ivan Lins, Armando Manzanero, Bob Merrill/Jule Styne, Dorothy Parker/Ralph Rainger, Joe Sample, etc.
1. Stairway To The Stars
2. I’m Not Alone
3. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
4. Rain Sometimes
5. My Baby Just Cares For Me
6. Viajera Del Rio
7. When The World Turns Blue
9. I Wished On The Moon
10. Esta Tarde Vi Llover (Yesterday I Heard the Rain)
This simply divine new jazz album opens on the sweeping gossamer, and funky trumpet of Stairway To The Stars and the delicate I’m Not Alone and follows those up with the finger-snapping delights of The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, the piano magnificent of Rain Sometimes, and then delivers one of my own personal favorites here, Marro’s upright bass-led rendition of My Baby Just Cares For Me.
Next comes the soothing trumpet-imbibed Viajera Del Rio and more ornate piano work within When The World Turns Blue, which are themselves backed by the smooth jazz of People, another piano masterpiece in the form of I Wished On The Moon, the album closing out on the sensuously-imbued, multi-language ballad Esta Tarde Vi Llover (Yesterday I Heard the Rain).
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lorraina Marro has made her mark as a classy, sophisticated and talented jazz vocalist, who is passionate about her music and committed to interpreting songs in her own style.
Her early influences include Nancy Wilson, Della Reese, Dinah Washington, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand. Lorraina Marro has a powerful voice; her vocals are warm, smooth and sultry.
Her live performances display her joy in singing, her charm, warm sense of humor and genuine connection with her audience.
She breathes life into the lyrics she sings, whether it be an emotional ballad that tears at the heartstrings or a lively up tempo number that makes you smile and want to tap your feet on the floor. She blends together jazz, Latin music, Broadway and R&B in a very expressive style that is all her own.
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