Angelica's third album has been released on the 26th of January 2015 and its concept is vocalese, a subgenre of jazz where the vocalist interprets originally instrumental improvisations with lyrics. The album Vocalese features not only existing vocalese pieces, but many completely new ones, where Angelica has written her own lyrics to solos by jazz icons Wayne Shorter, Franco Ambrosetti, Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Lou Donaldson and others.
In her second project - a tribute to French chanson - Angelica returns to her musical roots - pure melodramatic pop known for its profoundly emotional, larger-than-life stories put to sing-along catchy, timeless classic melodies with at times a touch of swing.
Angelica's first album consists entirely of her own compositions on Swedish 20th and 21st century poetry. Musically the style is an emotional blend between hard bop and vocalese inspired jazz, with strong and imaginative melodies and non-trivial musical forms. The aim of this album was to combine the endless musical richness of jazz with insipring and meaningful stories, lyrics that are interesting to listen to.
::Angelica Matveeva's new CD Vocalese! Published in January 2015. Check the title for the lead theme video and much more! This CD was chosen as one of the twelve best jazz releases in 2015 by C. Michael Bailey of allaboutjazz (the biggest online jazz site in the world).