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Cécile Verny Quartet - Got a Ticket (2006)

Artist: Cécile Verny Quartet
Title: Got a Ticket
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Double Moon Records
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Quality: Mp3/320 kbps
Total Time: 60:25
Total Size: 152 Mb


1. A Sleepin' Bee
2. Hometown Blues
3. Devil May Care
4. Listen to the Rainbow
5. Je Ne Veux Pas Mentir
6. Got a Ticket
7. Mina's Song
8. An Ocean to Go Sea ("Você Maluco")
9. Hideaway
10. African Flower

A musical journey through the landscapes of jazz and its musical fringe areas with dreams and expectations, packing of suitcases and goodbyes. Experience the strange and new and rediscover that already known in unexpected turmoil and the peace and quiet, which you have long sought. And of course obligatory hometown-blues has to be an integral part of it all. "Got A Ticket" presents mainly original compositions in a stylistic variety, which makes a comparison with the trip mentioned above comprehensible. Sometimes with a swinging rhythm as in the opener "Sleeping Bee", sometimes with a dreamy ballad-like sound as in "Hometown Blues" and "Je ne veux pas mentir" among others, and then Latin-influenced bebop ("Devil May Care") again and traditional jazz singing.
Where is the trip heading? The quartet around the brilliant and charming singer Cécile Verny entices listeners of "Got A Ticket" to engage in a pleasurable search for new paths away from well-trodden ones without fear of crossing linguistic or stylistic borders and without rigidly giving in to imaginary or real constraints. As a result, the texts are very emotional and evocative in addition to having fantastic arrangements. She sings them in her own unique way and proves that she is of a special quality. Cécile Verny has the right feeling for swing, always gets the different moods of the 10 beautiful tunes precisely right and shines above all thanks to her improvisatory skills.
The Cécile Verny Quartet is composed of four artists, who have gained all kinds of different experience in their own careers very individual and very far-reaching. First and foremost is the singer and leader Cécile Verny, who was born in the Ivory Coast and has lived in France since the beginning of the 80s where she could be found involved in very different music genres (jazz, gospel, musical, pop, blues and lots more). One of her and her quartet's biggest successes was first prize at the song festival "Concours Vocal du Festival de Crest" in 1992. Pianist Andreas Erchinger is the "main composer" in the quartet. He comes from hardbop and modern jazz, graduated from the Swiss Jazz School where he developed into one of the best pianists for accompanying singers. He has worked with Charlie Antolini and Dusko Goykovic, among others. Bassist Bernd Heitzler made a name for himself above all with his numerous creative works as sideman in bands of very different sizes and styles jazz, pop, rock, world music, Latin, salsa and and and there seems to be no genre where he is not at home. The same applies to drummer Matthias Daneck, who has also made a name for himself across European borders working with Randy Brecker, Arturo Sandoval and many others.

Cécile Verny Quartet - Got a Ticket (2006)
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