All Baby Wants is Me
Rita di Ghent
Willow Weep For Me
Nominated for the Montreal Jazz Festival's "Prix de Jazz".
"Di Ghent’s most engaging idea is the sound she calls ‘Sprawl,’ in which she starts with a standard, like ‘He’s Funny That Way,’ and departs from it in an original passage that’s somewhere between rap and poetry recitation...These variations make vintage songs seem contemporary without sounding like she’s stooping to conquer. Now that’s a new idea." (New York Sun)
"di Ghent uses her soulful voice and spoken-word infused original jazz tunes to inspire audiences to consider how others live their lives – the struggles they go through, the prejudices they face, and the challenges they strive to overcome. It is impossible to hear her perform and not come away inspired to listen better to people’s stories, their pain, and their joys. "
“Rita di Ghent is a hot vocalist in the grand tradition, with a beautiful mezzo voice that really swings…there are so few singers capable of doing what she can accomplish…” (Jazz Hot Magazine, Paris)
…”Rita di Ghent est une chanteuse hot dans la tradition, avec une belle voix mezzo qui colle a merveille (“What a Little Moonlight Can Do”)… Rita di Ghent est une chanteuse dont on se souvient et qui ne laisse pas indifferent. (Michel Bedin, Jazz Hot, Paris)