Roseanna Vitro – Listen Here (1984/2021) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Roseanna Vitro – Listen Here (1984/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 48:55 minutes | 550 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front cover | © Skyline Records

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro – performer, recording artist, educator and journalist – reissues LISTEN HERE, the debut album that launched her career. Featuring veteran pianist Kenny Barron, the project ushered into the spotlight a formidable new artist with chops and sensitivity in equal measure – a galvanizing spirit who, having already proven she could move live audiences, now certified her power on vinyl.

Though this is a first recording, Vitro shows herself a mature jazz singer. Vitro decided to re-release LISTEN HERE because the time was right. She and her husband Paul Wickliffe, an accomplished sound engineer with a storied career, recently became grand- parents. Their perspective has changed. “It was time to take stock of my life and look back at my career,” she says. “Some of my earlier records were never transferred to a digital format, so they are no longer available. And many reviewers and DJ’s who have known me over the years have moved on. I think these early recordings stand the test of time, and I want to introduce them to a new generation.”

Esteemed jazz journalist Neil Tesser said in USA Today, “Roseanna can sing rings around half the vocalists you can name. Her warm, confident clarity of tone is immediately noticeable, but most startling is her boldness of phrasing.” He might have added, “her unerring talent for finding the truth – through song, through the communal experience of sharing it.” The evidence can be heard easily.


1. Roseanna Vitro – No More Blues
2. Roseanna Vitro – You Go To My Head
3. Roseanna Vitro – Centerpiece
4. Roseanna Vitro – Love You Madly
5. Roseanna Vitro – A Time For Love
6. Roseanna Vitro – This Happy Madness
7. Roseanna Vitro – Listen Here
8. Roseanna Vitro – It Could Happen To You
9. Roseanna Vitro – Easy Street
10. Roseanna Vitro – Sometime Ago
11. Roseanna Vitro – You Took Advantage Of Me
12. Roseanna Vitro – Black Coffee