Interview: Meredith d'Ambrosio (Pt 1) - JazzWax

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January 31, 2012


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The album cover for "It's Your Dance" pictured above is one of Meredith's egg shell mosaics, a medium that she invented, I think. (The picture of her face isn't part of the painting, and the small reproduction doesn't really do it justice.) When I found that album in a cut-out bin I remember thinking that even if the music was a dud, it would be worth buying just for the cover. But the music turned out to be fantastic.

Pat Gannon

Marc, thanks for another interview with Meredith! I first heard her on The Cove which I also found in a cut out bin. The inclusion of Lee Konitz in the personnel was what made me think that I needed to hear her. That Meredith isn't a BIG name used to puzzle me and she seems to have flown under the radar not unlike Mark Murphy. Another case of our culture not hearing the artistry that other cultures abroad can hear and appreciate.

mel house

I'm also a fan of Meredith's. On her Lost In His Arms CD, she introduced me to a great old, obscure Jerome Kern song called Land Where the Good Songs Go. She does a lot of the good, seldom-heard tunes, and that's just one of the things one can expect from this fine singer.

Doug Zielke

Meredith...if you happen to be reading this, I'm still thankful for your autographing my copy of "The Cove", so many years ago. Few people have as much talent as you do. Looking forward to hearing the new CD.

Meredith d'Ambrosio

To my sweet friends,
Thank you for taking the time to write your kind words about my new CD. Your comments mean a great deal to me. I hope you all will enjoy my album.
All good wishes,
Meredith d'Ambrosio

Red Sullivan

The first one for me was "Little Jazz Bird", (with Phil Woods but also Hank Jones and strings by Manny Albam) and I've been with you ever since!
Once again, the songs you find enthrall me. Such treasures...


First for me was "Another Time" a solo album and I've loved Meredith ever since. I have 11 albums and "By Myself" will be the 12th. Of course Meredith's paintings are wonderful. What a plus to have those on the CD's! Looking forward to "Meredith d'Ambrosio Live at the Village Vanguard"!

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