Esther Kaiser – Learning How To Listen: The Music Of Abbey Lincoln (2015)

Artist: Esther Kaiser
Title Of Album: Learning How To Listen: The Music Of Abbey Lincoln
Year Of Release: 2015
Genre: Jazz Vocals
Label: Fine Music
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 62:47
Total Size: 147 MB
Covers: Front

01. Learning How To Listen (5:49)
02. Blue Monk, Pt. 1 (0:52)
03. The Music Is The Magic (4:09)
04. First Song/Conversation With A Baby (9:11)
05. Avec Le Temps (5:53)
06. And It’s Supposed To Be Love (5:03)
07. Blue Monk, Pt. 2 (0:48)
08. Throw It Away (7:35)
09. A Turtle’s Dream (7:12)
10. Love Has Gone Away (5:51)
11. Storywise (5:37)
12. Blue Monk, Pt. 3 (0:52)
13. Being Me (3:50)

«Esther Kaiser’s artistry lies in her ability to make something grave sound light and playful.» (Nürnberger Nachrichten)
«As soon as she enters the stage, the sun comes up. Vocalist Esther Kaiser has the kind of charisma that can brighten gloomy days.» (Hessische Niedersächsische Allgemeine

Esther Kaiser, born in Freiburg i. Br. (Germany) in 1975, has been one of the country’s most versatile and genre-bending representatives of contemporary German vocal jazz for several years. As a recording artist, jazz professor and live performer who is involved in a variety of projects, she constantly seeks to merge jazz and improvisation with different musical styles.

Esther Kaiser sees herself as a singer of jazz songs and a storyteller.

This philosophy connects her deeply to jazz vocalist and composer Abbey Lincoln, who inspired Esther Kaiser to finally dedicate a full album to her «spiritual sister» after being immersed in a multitude of projects as a songwriter and lyricist.
The album «Learning How To Listen – the Music of Abbey Lincoln» (to be released in January 2015) was deemed as a grant-worthy studio project by RBB (Berlin-Brandenburg Radio Broadcasting) jazz authority Ulf Drechsel. It was subsequently recorded and produced by the RBB.

On this album Esther Kaiser approaches the music of the exceptional Abbey Lincoln, who passed away in 2010, in her own, unapologetically unique way. Effortlessly transcending categories and displaying a great deal of freshness and creativity, her heartfelt respect and admiration for the grande dame of American jazz is palpable.

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