Zavalloni, Cristina - When You Go Yes Is Yes : Live In Utrecht
Zapping from jazz to pop to songwriter classics to contemporary composition, cabaret, folk (such as her unforgettable performance, both recorded and live in concert, on Banda Ionica's Matri mia project), Chritina Zavalloni confirms herself as an artist whose desire to continually cross new borders knows no limits, and whose omnivorous culture-mulcher curiosity, far from being mere showing off, leads her to observe and intelligently sample everything around her. Cristina Zavalloni is (contemporary composer) Louis Andriessen's favorite vocalist and listening to this disc, it's not hard to see why. When you go yes is yes offers further confirmation not only of her outstanding vocal talents but of the staggering maturity of a performer who is almost unique in her ability to balance grace with stinging irony. Fabrizio Puglisis (Deus Ex Machina!) on piano, Antonio Borghini on double bass, Francesco Cusa on drums and guest Gianlucca Petrella on trombone.