Simone Kopmajer – It Don’t Mean A Thing: Live At Heidi’s Jazz Club (2012) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:31 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,64 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,37 GB
This live release is a fresh, energetic and unique approach to jazz standards and songs from other genres, recorded with legendary musicians from the US. Jazz vocalist Simone Kopmajer gathered a team of Terry Myers, Ron Teixeira, Rabbit Simmons and Reinhardt Winkler to compile an album of jazz favorites. She puts her spin on John Lennon’s “Imagine” and includes the jazz standard “Tea For Two”.
Daughter of a family of Austrian musicians, Simone Kopmajer began singing with her father’s band and studying piano and voice at age twelve. Over the last years, she rose up through the various systems of support for jazz in Europe – talent competitions, officially-subsized orchestras and festivals. She studied formally in Graz, Austria, where two of the foremost jazz vocal educators, Mark Murphy and Sheila Jordan, have long-term teaching residencies, made her US debut in 2000, and has worked all over the world. Simone has worked with jazz giants such as George Mraz, Houston Person, Dick Oatts, John di Martino, Victor Lewis, James Genus,… and has played at well known Jazz Festival all over the world.
01. Tea For Two
02. It Don’t Mean A Thing
03. Besame Mucho
05. Love Will Keep Us Alive
06. Lucky Mojo
07. How Do You Keep The Music Playing
08. What A Difference A Day Made
09. You’ll Have To Swing It
Produced by Simone Kopmajer & Reinhardt Winkler. Engineered by Kendall Thomsen.
Recorded on April 7, 2012 at Heidi’s Jazzclub, FL. Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-183.
Simone Kopmajer – vocals
Terry Myers – tenor sax, clarinet
Ron Teixeira – piano
Rabbit Simmons – bass
Reinhardt Winkler – drums