Jeanette Köhn

New Eyes On Baroque - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9547-2
  • Barcode: 614427954725
  • German Release: 25/10/2013
  • Genre: Swedish Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Beauty of music beyond all boundaries: „The gentle improvisations fold themselves seamlessly into short pieces by Bach, Händel and Purcell. More surprising is how well the timbres of soprano saxophone, trombone and guitar suit the original melodies.” (The Observer, GB)

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There are many recordings of baroque music – both of the historical sort, and those that take a radical modern approach to the original. On "New Eyes on Baroque", the Swedish soprano Jeanette Köhn chooses to strike a balance between the two. She is assisted in doing so by the proven "Christmas With My Friends" ensemble fronted by Nils Landgren, and the Swedish Radio Choir under the baton of Gustaf Sjökvist. The classically trained singer and the tradition-rich choir have abundant experience performing baroque music, and here they join forces with instrumentalists firmly rooted in jazz.Nils Landgren was animated to become involved in this project in 2007, by the organisers of the Leipzig Bach Festival. They wanted to hear the music of Johann Sebastian Bach interpreted in a new way. Jeanette Köhn added works from Geor...

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Jeanette Köhn / soprano
Swedish Radio Choir conducted by Gustaf Sjökvist
Nils Landgren / trombone
Johan Norberg / guitar
Jonas Knutsson / baritone & soprano sax
Eva Kruse / acoustic bass

Recording Information

Music arranged by Johan Norberg & New Eyes on Baroque
Air (Bass Solo Intro) arranged by Eva Kruse
Air On A G-String arranged by Ward Swingle
with additional arrangement by Nils Landgren & Johan Norberg
Bachpolska arranged by Jonas Knutsson

Recorded at Swedish Radio Studio 2 in Stockholm Sweden, February 6-10, 2012
Recording engineer: Rune Sundberg
Mixed by Johan Norberg at Krubaston Studio Stockholm
Mastered by Lars Nilson at Nilento Studios Kållered, Sweden

Cover art "Acoustic Painting #1" by Manfred Bockelmann / ACT Art Collection