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Tue October 19, 2010

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Charmaine Clamor: Something Good

Here's a CD review about a new release from "The Filipino Sarah Vaughan" from jazz host Maureen "Mo" Malloy. You can count on Mo to share the "good stuff" with you every week!

America's leading Filipina jazz and world vocalist Charmaine Clamor has released another album that maintains the true jazz spirit, and introduces American audiences to Filipino musical traditions. On Something Good, Clamor brings her own interpretations to American standards and Filipino melodies.

Dubbed "The Filipino Sarah Vaughan" by critics worldwide, Charmaine expressively delivers the lyrics of Jon Hendricks and Oscar Hammerstein, while cleverly infusing her heritage in a style that she calls "Jazzipino." The perfect example of this can be heard on "Doodlin' in Tagalog."

Charmaine also pays homage to planet Earth with her three-movement "Mother Nature Suite," which includes the traditional "Motherless Ili-Ili" - a combination of the spiritual "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," and the traditional Filipina Visayan folk lullaby "Ili-Ili."

The CD tray also proves Charmaine's passion for the environment; it's made of potatoes and is 100% recyclable. Something Good brings jazz, blues, funk, soul, and world music together in one fantastic - and biodegradable - package!--Maureen