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Romano, Amelia / New Perspectives
Album:New Perspectives Collection:World
Artist:Romano, Amelia Added:03/2017
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2017-04-05 Pull Date:2017-06-07 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2017-03-29 
Bay area composer/singer/harper Amelia Romano plays harp expertly; she studied with Bay area Paraguayan harp maestro Carlos Reyes; Latin style of harp playing is quite different in sound and technique from concert or Celtic harp – much more rhythmic and upbeat; with the exception of track 3, I prefer the instrumentals to most of the vocals

NO FCC's; Favorite tracks – 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13

1-Smile –3:03 -- uptempo pop vocal with interesting harp accompaniment

*2- Crazy Day –4:20 – nice long arpeggio intro – instrumental with guitar has Latin arpa flavor

*3-It's About Time (to speak your mind) -2:06 – upbeat, staccato, syncopated jazzy tune with minimal pointed vocals

*4 – Nataliana –3:07 – instrumental by inimitable harpist Deborah Henson-Conant; slower, more contemplative; gorgeously harpistic

*5—Joropo Ortiz –4:04 – lovely mellow but upbeat Paraguayan style tune written by Carlos Reyes

6- Salutations – 5:27-- vocal written and performed by Romano

*7—Defying Gravity – 5:37 –lovely instrumental mixture of treble harp with electric bass and percussion

8—Besame Mucho – 4:50 – Latin classic; accompaniment of harp viola, double bass and percussion are interesting

*9 -Baroque Flamenco –4:36 – dramatic rendition of instrumental composed by harpist/composer Deborah Henson-Conant

10- I'd Rather Go Blind –4:23 – cover of blues song written by Ellington Jones while in prison and previously performed by Etta James

*11-New Perspectives –4:11-- interesting instrumental with Latin motifs; harp as electronica

12- Receiver – 3:08 – song about Cape Town, South Africa

*13—Legacy – 3:21-- musical elegy for Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai

14- Counterpoint –4:10 – jazz-fusion vibe in this instrumental

Track Listing
1.Smile 8.Besame Mucho
2.Crazy Day 9.Baroque Flamenco
3.It's About Time 10.I'd Rather Go Blind
4.Nataliana 11.New Perspectives
5.Joropo Ortiz 12.Receiver
6.Salutations 13.Legacy
7.Defying Gravity 14.Counterpoint