Olivia Trummer – Studio Konzert for Headphones (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 24:58 minutes | 385 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Neuklang
On Olivia Trummer’s 7th album there is actually ‘Olivia Trummer pur’ to hear: As part of the ‘Studio Concert’ series, she gave a solo concert at the Bauer House in Ludwigsburg in November 2017, which was recorded live, on vocals and Fender Rhodes , A brave step, because with a live solo album there is really no net and no double bottom. But she does not need that either: in this concert, Olivia Trummer goes up to musical high form. She plays and sings, inspiring and expressive no sound too much or too little. Her first solo album seems relaxed and confident at the same time and lets hope that many more solo albums will follow.
The red thread of this album are songs, partly as usual from their own pen, but also in the form of interpretations of some well-known pop songs and jazz standards. On page A of the record Olivia Trummer accompanies herself exclusively on the grand piano, whose brilliance wonderfully carries the clear sound of her voice. On page B, on the other hand, her vocals merge with the mysterious, iridescent basses of Fender Rhodes.
All the arrangements on the album are elegant, harmonious and well-formed, without losing the space for spontaneity. Refreshing, as Olivia Trummer, for example, transforms Stevie Wonders ‘You are the Sunshine of my Life’ into something new and original, as an interpreter. Magical, what depth the released on a previous album own compositions ‘Sharing my Heart’ and ‘Fly Now’ now in the reduced solo version. Rousing as Olivia Trummer in her version of ‘Nature Boy’ vocally expires while playing earthy groovy bass lines on the Fender Rhodes. A special moment at the end of the album is the interpretation of two pieces from Claude Debussy’s Suite ‘Children’s Corner’ – unconventionally performed on Fender Rhodes and with vocals.
Meanwhile Olivia Trummer has a fruitful collaboration with the Ludwigsburg Bauer Studios over 10 years. You can clearly hear the confidence that has grown over the years of this album. Recorded in the same way with the highest quality microphones and mixed live by Philipp Heck, this album becomes a great listening experience – and a small synthesis of the arts.
01. You Are the Sunshine of My Life (For Headphones)
02. Close to You (For Headphones)
03. They Can’t Take That Away from Me (For Headphones)
04. Embracing (For Headphones)
05. Fly Now (For Headphones)
06. Sharing My Heart (For Headphones)
Olivia Trummer, piano, Fender Rhodes, vocals