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Lucas Lasagna'
s "Music to Eat and Love By" (2006)

Reviewed July 2012 by Dustin Garlitz, Editor: JazzTalent.com


Pennsylvania’s Lucas Lasagna has a golden voice reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, which he shows off from start to finish on his 2006 album Music to Eat and Love By.  The jazz standard “Angel Eyes” is performed by him in the spirit of Sinatra, and he is met by a rhythm section that takes him in and out of time throughout the ballad’s measures.  The standard “Lush Life” is done in the robust style of Johnny Hartman, and one can hear the golden history of jazz vocals in the extent of the ballad selections on the album.  This release is perfect to listen to while enjoying a glass of red wine, milk-fed veal, and extra virgin olive oil at dinner with the family.  Sidemen Don Braden on saxophone and flute and the late Charles Fambrough on bass are a real pleasure to listen to complementing the vocalist.  Lasagna closes the album with “One for My Baby”, a legendary composition which once again highlights his talents in the middle range, turning out jazz vocals of all gold.