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“Laura Albanese- a newcomer to the world of jazz vocals, has just released her debut cd Pictures in Tones. This album of carefully selected jazz standards and Brazilian songs showcases Laura's warm and rich tone. Swinging beautifully on Sonny Rollins's uptempo Pent up House and then her soulful version of Portrait by Charlie Mingus.

“We are taken on a wonderful journey with the exciting arrangement of Blue Skies/ In Walked Bud. The pairing of these two songs together works well as there are similarities in the chord sequence. Laura sets the scene with airy tones on Blue Skies and then takes us all by surprise with the hard swinging, toe tapping, In Walked Bud. Beautiful song choices and beautifully sung.

“The rhythm section, Robin Aspland, Dave Whitford, Tristan Mailliot, together, make an exquisite backing for Laura to tell her musical stories, her guests, Martin Shaw Flugelhorn, Guitarist,Guillermo Hill and Percussionist,Oli Savill,complete this wonderful and musical debut cd. A pleasure to listen to.”