In the summer of 2015, Masumi traveled to New York to study with Grammy-nominated Jazz Vocalist and educator, Roseanna Vitro. After three months of diligent training, Roseanna suggested that Masumi record this album to document her development.
Masumi agreed, and Roseanna assembled the extraordinary team.
"Autumn Leaves" features one of the hottest trumpet players in New York, Mr. Freddie Hendrix, inspired by the original recording by Miles Davis. "I'll Be Seeing You," is a warm Bossa nova, floating like a sweet Brazilian breeze featuring Paul Meyers on guitar. " On the Sunny Side of the Street," swings like mad with jazz great, Mr. Houston Person on tenor sax and inspired by Masumi's love of Louis Armstrong. The creative arrangements were created by master pianist, educator, Lee Tomboulian and supported by the top New York rhythm section of ; Dean Johnson bass and Tim Horner, drums. Masumi Ormandy receives a top shelf send off for her debut recording, worthy of the finest soloists on the New York scene today. Ormandy's vocals deliver conviction and heart, as she interprets the classic American Songbook.
CD Release Jazz at Kitano
Oct. 19. 8pm
December tour TBA:
Houston, Dalllas, New Orleans, Los Angeles, St. Louis