"Two Edisons for Fay Claassen."Jazzism, 17-8-2018
Luck Child is het meest persoonlijke en meest emotionele album van Edison-winnares Fay Claassen. Met dit 8ste album, onder eigen regie, interpreteert de internationaal befaamde zangeres op haar eigen onnavolgbare manier haar absolute lievelingsliedjes, zoals Paul McCartney’s Blackbird, Paul Simon’s One Trick Pony, maar ook Cinema Paradiso van Ennio Morricone en Billie Holiday’s God Bless The Child.
Singer Fay Claassen recorded her own albums together with many international musicians such as Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Toots Thielemans, and she was invited as soloist for many album recordings by the WDR Big Band, Bob Brookmeyers New Art Orchestra, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra and the Danish Radio Big Band.
She cooperated with well known conducters and arrangers such as Jim Mc Neely, Vince Mendoza and Michael Abene. Fay was rewarded with The Golden Record for her double album Two Portraits of Chet Baker. Jazz Times USA wrote about this album: ’An Astonishing Album’, Down Beat: ‘A mega-production with extremely solo contributions’.
In the Winners Poll of All About Jazz USA the album was proclaimed as ‘Best Vocal Album of the Year’. Moreover, for other albums Fay received a Grammy longlist nomination and an Edison Award. In 2011 her succesfull album SING! with the WDR Big Band and the WDR Rundfunk Orchester conducted and arranged by Michael Abene was presented. As guest soloist Fay was often invited by the Metropole Orkest and Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Her effortless skill of improvisation not only brought her on stages in Europe, but also in Japan, China and the U.S.A.
Two Edisons for Fay Claassen.
Jazz singer Fay Claassen is Harpers Bazaar Woman of the Week.
Harpers Bazaar, 20-7-2018
You could characterize the album as a easy-listening album with quality.
Dutch jazz vocalist Fay Claassen gives listeners to reconsider familiar pop songs in new settings on Luck Child (Challenge).
Warm toned vocalist Fay Claassen mixes tradition with modern on this album that puts a fresh coat of paint on a variety of tunes.
Jazz Weekly, 22-6-2017
I think it’s fair to say though that it wasn’t only the refreshments that were cool on Friday night as the crystal clear voice of Dutch Jazz Lady Fay Claassen, with a world class backing band to guide it, headed like an exocet missile straight into our ears and clean through to our hearts.
Simply fantastic: Fay Claassen with band feat. Paul Heller at the Schumannfest Bonn
This Dutch singer has a beautiful voice, perfectly chooses existing pieces. ....when she sings, it's perfect!
Le Soir, 17-5-2017
Yes, it has already traveled the road this Korean, French singer. With her amazing vocal qualities and the art of re-interpreting hits. Don't t forget her warm and often soft voice, bringing the music of the artists to a higher level.
Le Soir, 17-5-2017
As a singer, Claassen is simultaneously cool and warm. It’s a winning combination. She brings her own personality to familiar numbers like “God Bless The Child.” Claassen makes the traditional “Oh Shenandoah” sound fresh and modern.
Pop Culture Classics , 01-5-2017
She closes the disc with a wordlessly dreamy "Cinema Paradiso" that beautifully captures this fine singer in full flight.
All about Jazz, 16-4-2017
The calling of singing is huge
My musical palette is broad
Jazz bulletin, 01-3-2017
Wordless she sings the arrangement Finding You by Paul Heller dubbed instruments without piano, guitar and bass, totally cool.
Dr Jazz, 01-3-2017
Jazz Magazine / 27-02-2017
Jazz Magazine, 27-2-2017
... On 'Luck Child', the Dutch vocalist sings a wide range of finely arranged songs from Paul McCartney to Duke Ellington and Ennio Morricone. Always with a lot of soul and enchanting expressive power.
This voice triggers envy!
A clarity, security, strength of character and a facet richness ... Such a voice is made to sing.
MDR Broadcast Website, 15-2-2017
... Fay transforms musical highlights into warm, jazzy-elegant singing. The arrangements with piano, bass, sax and funky accompaniment of the guitars give a special mood...
With this cd, she totally re-acclaimed here name she established with her ode to Chet Baker in 2005.
Friesch Dagblad, 02-2-2017
... A successful collection of known and unknown songs, merged by Fay Claassen's voice to a homogeneous album
HiFi Stars, 01-2-2017
Op het klein gehouden Luck Child zingt Claassen zich meer dan voorheen los van haar grote voorbeelden en klinkt ze even intiem als intens.
De Volkskrant, 20-1-2017
I live for the music. I'm a musician!
Het Parool, 14-1-2017
Jazz-singer Fay Claassen releases a new album with her jazz interpretations of pop songs by Paul McCartney and Burt Bacharach.
NRC Handelsblad, 11-1-2017
Met ‘Luck Child’ belicht Claassen de lichtere kant van de muziek waarbij haar stem zoveel mogelijk de emotie zoekt.