With “Resonanzen” (Resonances) Johanna Summer has extended her extraordinary art and deepened the way she re-tells the music of classical composers through improvisation. The album spans a wide range, starting with Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Ravel and ending with Mompou, Ligeti and Scriabin.
In early 2020, listeners and the media were delighted, amazed, and taken completely by surprise by pianist Johanna Summer’s debut album “Schumann Kaleidoskop” (Schumann Kaleidoscope). Her improvisational approach to Robert Schumann's “Kinderszenen” also caught the admiration of colleagues from a wide range of musical backgrounds.Star classical pianist Igor Levit’s comments on the album were clear yet heartfelt: “Johanna Summer is an outstanding jazz pianist. She is so centred and at ease with herself, she handles material so confidently and freely...and yet she finds her own right note every time.” Piano poet Malakoff Kowalski found the album simply “scandalously good” and was “enraptured and amazed by an artist who fearlessly follows the music”. And jazz icon Joachim Kühn stated: “Johanna Summer's music is full of fantasy and without...line up
Johanna Summer / piano
Recorded by Emanuel Uch at Ölberg-Kirche Berlin, December 2021
Mixed and mastered by Emanuel Uch
Produced by Andreas Brandis & Emanuel Uch
Johanna Summer plays a C. Bechstein D 282. Piano Technician: Hervé Catin
Cover art by Katja Strunz: Creative Friction, 2017