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The strange sounds of Sophie Tassignon and Peter Van Huffel

In Artist of the Month, Few written notes, Jazz Clubs, Jazz Singers of the month on February 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

Dear friends,

For those who really like music without borders, in danger, deconstructed and recomposed to try some new sounds, please become fan of Sophie Tassignon and Peter Van Huffel. Sophie is well known for her impressive solos and improvisations that break the codes.

Their new CD “House of Mirrors” is composed by <<a myriad of tones and timbres, multiplied, fragmented, and re-sequenced like some devil’s DNA. Peter Van Huffel and Sophie Tassignon’s creations move through the nexus of centuries-old traditions and spur-of-the-moment impulse.  Within, there’s jazz, there’s the 20th century chamber music of Schoenberg and Webern, and the contrapuntal free improv of Bailey, Parker, and von Schlippenbach. The old stones in this garden speak of long-lost Eastern European folk tunes, the Weimar cabaret of Weill and Brecht, and of the tales of a forest canopy and the burrowing creatures beneath>>- Dave Wayne (Santa Fe, NM, USA)

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This new CD is the result of the art of great musicians:

Sophie Tassignon (B) – voice
Peter Van Huffel (CAN) – clarinet, alto & soprano saxophones

Julie Sassoon (UK) – piano
Miles Perkin (CAN) – bass

Have a look at this link on YouTube but be prepared to hear something new :-). 

Enjoy and discover,

Céline

P.S.: If you travel and stop in Brussels on March 13, you will have the immense pleasure to listen to Sophie and her friend Suzanne singing on folk atmosphere. They will be at the Music village presenting “Folk Tassignon“.

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Jazz: Free showcase in Brussels on Saturday 15 June 2013

In Artist of the Month, jazz, Jazz Singers of the month on June 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

Dear friends,

It’s my pleasure to announce you that a fantastic Jazz duo will share with us their new album.

Cozier & Hermans Duo have created a fabulous album which mixes perfectly the voice of Géraldine Cozier and the piano of Georges Hermans. Both of them have years of stage experience and dedicate their lives to jazz.

They revisit some standards or songs on a light atmosphere but with a very precise knowledge of all jazz codes.

Be in Brussels in the Fnac Toison d’Or on Saturday 15 June at 5.30 pm. You won’t be disappointed !

It’s new, it’s fresh, it’s excellent !

Here is the link of their site on which you can listen to their brilliant duo:

http://www.cozierhermansduo.com/#/ep

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Breaking news : album release of Sarah Letor on May 13th 2013 and private showcase on May 17th 2013 !!

In Artist of the Month, jazz, Jazz Singers of the month on May 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Dear friends,

If some jazz tunes/songs are simply perfect, I have to share them with you ! I have had the pleasure to see a concert of Sarah Letor, what a revelation ! This Belgian artist proposes us plenty of jazz songs in different styles. Two of them are “Again” and “Sitting on the white cloud”. These little precious songs should certainly become the next jazz standards and should be an excellent music for a fragrance or be used for marketing. Beside both of them, you can find the bluesy/soul “Your home” or  a New Orleans style with “Whenever”.

This second album is an incredible source of inspiration. Sarah looks like a Betty Boop, big smile, generous, happy and hard worker.

Listen and enjoy !

Céline

http://www.sarahletor.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/again/id593875351

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJvQLxahPwQ

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Jazz Singer of the Month : Tatiana Parra

In Jazz Singers of the month on September 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

Tatiana Parra has made an incredible album ! This Brazilian singer with a beautiful soft and warm voice proposes you to download free titles. But please, push a little bit your discovery listening to the tracks and you will want this music at home during the coming less and less sunny days and to support you during the winter ! You can buy the album online or get the free title on the following link:

http://tatianaparra.bandcamp.com/

She does not work alone… This beautiful album is the magical fusion with Andrés Beeuwsaert.

The duo of Sao Paulo-born singer and composer Tatiana Parra and pianist, composer and arranger Andrés Beeuwsaert was formed in August 2008. During her career, Parra has performed with Brazilian musicians such as Ivan Lins, Rita Lee, Gilberto Gil, César Camargo Mariano and André Mehmari; while Beeuwsaert has mainly played with the trio Aca Seca (with guitarist Juan Quintero and percussionist Mariano Cantero). These two thirty-something musicians met at the Aca Seca’s concerts in Brazil, where Parra was a guest musician. Their first recordings together appear on Dos ríos, an album released by Beeuwsaert in 2009, and Parra’s Inteira from 2010. The duo plays a vast repertoire of Brazilian and Argentine music including pieces by Carlos Aguirre, Edu Lobo, Pixinguinha, Lea Freire and Dori Caymmi, and also their own original compositions. During 2010, the duo began to perform in diverse cities of Latin America and Europe. Next year, they will join Europália, a project that gathers Brazilian and Belgian musicians. Aquí (Borandá) is the band’s first album, released this year, where the vocals are on an equal footing with the instrumentation. Some songs feature vocals by Ivan Lins.

Great news : “Hear it and sing it, BLUES” is available

In Few written notes, Jazz Singers of the month on August 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Hear it and sing it ! Exploring the blues is born !

Judy Niemack is happy to announce that after 6 years of work (and fun) creating it… her new book is here: “Hear It and Sing It! Exploring the Blues” with guests Sheila JordanDarmon Meader and Mark Murphy…

We wish that our friends who are jazz vocalists will take as much pleasure as with the first volume dedicated to lydian, dorian…

Enjoy !

Singer of the month : Janice Jarrett

In Jazz Singers of the month on December 14, 2011 at 7:57 am

Best jazz clubs in the world would be nothing without artists who share their experience all over the world. This month one of our friends: Janice and her new album.

Janice Jarrett sings the music of Kenny BarronGeorge Cables & more in her December 1, 2011 release of Blues Nights & Sunshower.
Out of her library of lyrics that include compositions by Barron, Cables, Freddie Hubbard, Judd Miller, Moacir Santos, & Eddie Russ, Janice Jarrett has selected seven originals by Barron & Cables for her first CD.
Joined by an energetic cast of accompanists, Blue Nights & Sunshower includes a Rodgers & Hart standard & a beautiful bossa nova by Sting.
This is the first time Jarrett has been able to sing her own words with her own arrangements in a solo recording.

BLUE NIGHTS & SUNSHOWER
Recorded while many of the group were performing in Jarrett’s ensembles, the recording captures their easy camaraderie on typically challenging songs on her largely original set lists. Performing in the CD: guest recording artist Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn, international Classical & Jazz award winning guitarist Aliéksey Vianna, bassist Mike Levy, pianist Mike Eckroth, percussionists Dave JeffreyGil Rodriguez & Bill M. Martinez, & guests violinist Michael Fan & baritone Paul Johnson.

You can listen to her on the following site :

http://janicejarrett.com/code/index.html