Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – Obsession (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – Obsession (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 47:59 minutes | 488 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Obsessions

German jazz singer Céline Rudolph and internationally renowned guitarist Lionel Loueke combine forces on “Obsession”, a beautifully crafted release uniting Loueke’s unique fusions of Brazilian and African music and jazz with Rudolph’s sensitive horn-like voice and delicate improvisations. The two bring out the best in each other in these ten selections recorded in Berlin and New York City.

A singer playing the guitar. A guitarist who sings. An album on which these two exceptional musicians show that in music, too, the whole can be bigger than the sum of its parts. Their common “obsession” opens up musical horizons, sounds like Jazz and singer-songwriter-elegance, like Cotonou, Rio, Memphis and Berlin. It is music that speaks of the passion that loves, of deep moments, life, pleasure and the Blues. This duo, which most often sounds like a band, sometimes even like an orchestra, sings ten glorious, spontaneous songs, sometimes in English, sometimes French, sometimes in Celinish or Lionelish. You may think, after just one listen, that you’ve known these songs all your life, but there is really only one cover among them (Caetano Velosos “O Leãozinho”), while the rest of the songs were written by either Céline Rudolph or Lionel Loueke or both of them. Make no mistake: this is a complex, diverse album, while at the same time homogeneous and subtle, aptly titled “Obsession”.

The duo album is the beginning of further “obsessions” on Céline’s newly founded label with the same name. “Obsession” means: being deeply bound to music, with love, with abandon, says Céline. Plunging into it all, with all the risks, in music and in life. The here and now, the wild moment, the adrenaline. The name “obsession” includes the word “session”, which emphasizes the improvisational aspect.

1-01. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – C’est un Love Song (04:32)
1-02. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – New Day (05:30)
1-03. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – Veuve Malienne (06:56)
1-04. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – Archaic (05:02)
1-05. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – Here Comes the Rain (05:33)
1-06. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – O Leãozinho (03:55)
1-07. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – Morning Blues (05:22)
1-08. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – Le Vent du Nord (03:50)
1-09. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – Fábula (03:31)
1-10. Céline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke – Rêve Obsession (03:44)

Celine Rudolph – vocals
Lionel Loueke – guitar, vocals




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