Blue Anemone
Birgitte Lyregaard

Blue Anemone

CD | Challenge Jazz | 0608917016123 | CHR 70161 | 10-10

About the album

Blue Anemone, the titlesong of the cd ”and in Danish "Den blå anemone”, is a Danish song about maintaining hope through times of darkness. Planting a seed in unfamiliar ground and thinking that the roughness and incompatibility of the surrounding elements will be the end of this fragile existance. But come spring, surprise and joy, a spot of sky blue breaks through the soil. Even stronger from resistance this beautiful flower reminds us that there is always a way up and out, no matter how impossible things may seem and that flowers can survive to spread hope and joy in even the most unlikely places.

Though today she is also active with musical projects of different genres (impro, deep pop, poetry rock) her intial love - the jazz standard - has never seized to fascinate and occupy her. So with this trio Birgitte Lyregaard (w. Alain Jean-Marie, piano and Alexandra Grimal, saxophones) gets lost in the American Book of Standards, the bare, re-defined essentials of the soul of the jazz ballads.

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Eine in Holland ausgebildete Sängerin trifft auf die großartige französische Saxophonistin Grimal, die in ihrer Heimat einen großartigen Aufstieg genießt und eben mit Gary Peacock, Lee Konitz und Paul Motian ein Album in NYC eingespielt hat. Und auf den kongenialen Begleiter von Chet Baker, Clark Terry, Abbey Lincoln und vielen anderen, Alain Jean-Marie. Birgitte interpretiert mit ihrer grandios natürlich gebliebenen Stimme All-Time Standards wie ?But Beautiful', ?I Thought About You' und ?Monk's Mood'.


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January 5th 2011 13:26
Niels Bjerg:
Fantastic! Your voice is so soulful!