Judi Silvano

Let Yourself Go

This album features Septet Arrangements by Michael Abene with an All-Star “little big band” featuring Dick Oatts, Ingrid Jensen, Dan Silverman, Rufus Reid, Newman Taylor-Baker and Abene conducting from the piano. This project was an 80th Birthday Gift from Judi of her mother’s favorite songs from the Great American Songbook and Miriam enjoyed the band several times at Birdland and the Jazz Standard.

Label: Zoho Music
Release Date: 2004


Judi Silvano – voice Michael Abene – piano, arranger, conductor Rufus Reid – bass Newman Taylor-Baker – drums Dick Oatts – soprano sax, alto sax Ingrid Jensen – trumpet, flugelhorn Roger Rosenberg – bass clarinet, baritone sax Akua Dixon – cello Dan Silverman – trombone Mayra Casales – percussion Jamie Baum – alto flute Nita Goodgal – background vocals on #11

Track Listing:

  1. Let Yourself Go
  2. Let’s Fall In Love
  3. Why Do I Love You?
  4. I’m In The Mood For Love
  5. I Only Have Eyes For You
  6. When I Fall In Love
  7. I Could Write A Book
  8. I Love Paris
  9. Our Love Is Here To Stay
  10. Goodbye
  11. Everytime We Say Goodbye

Quotes & Reviews

“Silvano has teamed up with pianist/ arranger Michael Abene to create brilliant, graceful and thoughtful interpretations of classic standards from the Great American Songbook.”
-Al Julian, The Woody Herman Society

“Vocalist Judi Silvano captures the essence of Jazz vocalizing on a session where intimate, small group arrangements add splendor to this all-standards set. Silvano’s deep emotion and love for the music is a sheer delight and she handles these well-known tunes with both grace and zeal.”
-Jay Collins, Cadence Magazine

“If you have yet to hear this commanding singer, Judi Silvano’s “Let Yourself Go” might well be a very good place to start. An all-Standards set, this new CD is very well worth your attention.”
-Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal International

“Let Yourself Go is a disc of well orchestrated standards. You realize this from the first track. There is superb professionalism here. The repertoire reunites the beautiful themes of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin.”
-Jacques Aboucaya, JAZZMAN, France

“Judi Silvano’s “Let Yourself Go” is a model vocal jazz CD for all vocal jazz studies! This is one of my TOP 5 Vocal CD’s of 2004!”
– Herb Wong, Jazz Educators Journal