Music / Recordings

Hear music from Mary-Catherine’s debut studio album “You’re Gonna Hear From Me” HERE!

Here’s what the critics are saying:

“On her debut release, elegant chanteuse Mary-Catherine Pazzano has not only shown exceptional good taste in presenting 12 fine compositions from musical theatre, film and the Great American Songbook, but she has also conscripted a superb lineup of musical collaborators, including Don Buchanan on piano (also co-producer), Jason Hunter on saxophones, Pat Collins on bass and Steve James on drums. Arranged and produced by Pazzano, she has selectively dipped into the catalogues of venerable composers such as Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Harry Warren, Cole Porter, Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer as well as contemporary artists, Joni Mitchell and Billy Joel.

First up is the stirring (and rarely performed) title track, written for the cult film Inside Daisy Clover starring Natalie Wood. Pazzano shines throughout with energy and luscious tone, as she soars with her quartet.  Buchanan and Pazzano have included one well-written original composition, A Simple Conversation – which has the potential to become a contemporary jazz standard. Another standout is Mancini and Mercer’s Charade, from the hit movie of the same name starring Audrey Hepburn. Haunting and languid, this tune is set as perfectly as a Tiffany solitaire – with a many-faceted voice/bass section in front, followed by an up-tempo sequence and fine bass solo from Collins.

Pazzano possesses a gorgeous, classically trained contralto voice capable of projecting the full gamut of emotions, as well as an uncanny skill with rendering the lyrics of current music, jazz standards and show tunes. A fine opening salvo!”

Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The WholeNote Magazine, Dec. 2017 Issue

Buy the album HERE at Mary-Catherine’s online shop!

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Previous recording examples:

A Cottage For Sale – Willard Robison / Larry Conley

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New York State of Mind – Billy Joel

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My Foolish Heart – Victor Young / Ned Washington

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God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog Jr.

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Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin

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Our Love Is Here To Stay – George and Ira Gershwin

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16 thoughts on “Music / Recordings

  1. Congratulations Mary Catherine, your music is outstanding – creative and so musical. (John and Art are pretty good too ;-))!
    I love the variety you have chosen – something for every mood.
    Way to go

    Terry

    1. Thanks so much Terry! I’m glad you like the variety; we were trying to achieve that with a blues tune, a Latin tune, a ballad, and a jazz waltz. So I’m glad that came across! Thanks again!
      MC

  2. These are absolutely amazing, and I actually (embarrassingly) found myself clapping when then songs were over!! :p
    You’ve done such brilliant job! When will there be more?!
    🙂

    1. Hehe, thanks so much Laura! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I hope there will be more soon! I’ll be recording in Toronto in the summer, and the goal for over the next year or so is to get a full-length album done. But I’m so happy with how the demo turned out, so I’m glad you feel the same way!

  3. Greetings MC! Love the tracks, all amazing!! However, I must say that “Two for the Road” is my ultimate fav.

  4. Wow! Mary-Catherine, you sound terrific. I love your choice of songs and you sing them with such artistry. Brava!

  5. Very nice, MC. I heard your demo earlier so it was your Christmas release I was after tonight. Your voice is beautiful, and I love that it’s so even throughout the registers. You rocked it, as I knew you would! *Huggs*

    1. Thanks so much Cher! I really enjoyed recording this one, and am really pleased with the way it turned out. Hope you’re well! Let me know if you want to do dinner again whenever you’re in Toronto!

  6. Who is this young lady? I am sitting here crying! These are absolutely beautiful recordings Mary-Catherine. You make music as if you are reciting poetry, telling a story, singing from your soul…..you are! What an artist!!

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