Andrea Motis & WDR Big Band – Colors & Shadows (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 01:03:54 minutes | 774 MB | Genre: Jazz
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With “Colors & Shadows” ANDREA MOTI’s third atmospheric and Latin-oriented album will be released on JAZZLINE together with the WDR BIG BAND COLOGNE. Here, MOTIS, who is also considered a superstar of jazz outside her native Spain, once again proves her great art as a trumpeter and singer, whereby her expressive singing even allows comparisons with the legendary ASTRUD GILBERTO. At the age of 20, she has already made a rapid musical development and has already shared the stage with greats such as QUINCY JONES, SCOTT HAMILTON and her mentor JOAN CHAMORRO.
Born in Barcelona in 1995, ANDREA MOTIS has many years of experience: at the age of seven she took her first music lessons and only five years later MOTIS played in the SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND, led by JOAN CHAMORRO, with whom she chose her first musical release at the age of fifteen. Since 2012, the jazz artist has released various albums on Spanish music labels, of which the “Emotional Dance” released in 2017 is particularly noteworthy, because this release took 12th place in the Spanish charts for 17 weeks and is considered her breakthrough in the jazz scene. ANDREA MOTIS has chosen three pieces from each of her two combo albums to have them “dressed up” for “Colors & Shadows” by MICHAEL MOSSMAN: “Brisa” developed into a viral summer hit with a peppy scat intro beginning and culminating in a collective singing of the WDR BIG BAND COLOGNE. It is a piece that originally had a very folkloric note and has become an orchestral, yet feather-light good mood number. With “Sombra de Lá” the first bars make it clear that it is going in a completely new musical direction compared to the original, whereas the ten-minute “Sense Pressa” stands for the calmer and more thoughtful side of the album. “Colors & Shadows” contains ANDREA MOTIS’ imaginative trumpet playing, original compositions and her talent for composing musical pieces as a whole.
01. Andrea Motis – I Didn´t Tell Them Why
02. Andrea Motis – Tabacaria
03. Andrea Motis – Señor Blues
04. Andrea Motis – Brisa
05. Andrea Motis – Sense Pressa
06. Andrea Motis – Iracema
07. Andrea Motis – Sombra de La
08. Andrea Motis – Save The Orangutan
09. Andrea Motis – If You Give Them More
10. Andrea Motis – Motis Operandi