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Karen Vrijburg — Listen to a Stranger (2014)

 Karen Vrijburg — Listen to a Stranger (March 14, 2014)

Portal icon      Karen Vrijburg — Listen to a Stranger
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Album release: 14 March 2014
Record Label: BERTHOLD Records
Duration:     51:29
01. Tell Me a Story       4:21
02. You       3:56
03. When She Goes       6:02
04. Between You and Me       4:13
05. Rhythm and Rhyme       5:59
06. My Romance       5:24
07. You're Nearer       4:04
08. Intro       1:01
09. All Was New       5:01
10. Something Cool       4:12
11. Moving Trough Life       4:06
12. Pannonica       3:10
2014 BERTHOLD Records
•  Karen Vrijburg — voice compositions ( track 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 11)
•  Dirk Balthaus — piano, string arrangements
•  Marco Zenini — bass
•  Etienne Nillesen — drums
•  Natalio Sued — tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
•  Jasper Le Clercq — violin
•  Jeffrey Bruinsma — violin
•  Oene van Geel — viola
•  Recorded at Powersound Studio, Amsterdam
•  Sound Engineer — Paul Pouwer
•  Producer — Karen Vrijburg
•  Label-Distribution — Berthold Records, Germany
•  Photograpy — Keke Keutelaar
“Right there, in the space of a new tune, there’s a grasping for a vital connection with life”.
•  It’s about navigating faith and reason, thought and instinct, sound and silence. Trying to hold a clear tune while departing from the written note.
•  Basically, it involves toying around with chord changes, looking for a melodic phrase here, a pattern there, and a pulse to give it life.
•  As jazz musicians we are not here to do what has already been done.
Website: http://www.karenvrijburg.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenVrijburg
Bandcamp: http://karenvrijburg.bandcamp.com/
•  “A very special voice, with a slightly smoky scratchiness, a warm quality,
without commercial posturing or entertainer gimmicks. A intimate, near personal statement. One of the most promising debuts in Jazz in recent times”. — JazzPodium 014
•  “If you take this invitation you will discover a lot: A catchy, versatile voice , profound lyrics and first class arrangements. A journey that flashes by”. — U. Kerkau NDR
•  “With this album the Dutch jazz vocalist and composer, Karen Vrijburg, should no longer be a stranger to the listener”. — Mannheimer Morgen
Jazzvocalist Karen Vrijburg collided with jazz early in life. It ignited a lifelong journey of free exploration which she describes as “a long and turbulent but very satisfying love affair” with music. Based in the Netherlands, she lives an unusual blend of working on several projects close to her heart as well as writing and playing music. She lives with her family near the coast of the North Sea.
Karen occasionally performs in the Amsterdam area.
About the album: As her own musical ideas began to take shape, she set aside bigger pockets of time and space to finish her own material. This led to the production of her debut album “Listen To a Stranger” (2014). She regards the producing of this album and working with eight great jazz-musicians as a huge adventure and a dream come true.

Karen Vrijburg — Listen to a Stranger (2014)




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