opakowanie: digipackowe etuiWhen putting on this new record from multiple award-winning Swedish songbird Josefine Cronholm, please make sure that your finest crystal is out of earshot, or they will no doubt be jealous of the alto’s voice which sets new standards for clarity, richness, beauty, and totality in sound.
Josefine Cronholm was born in Domsten in Sweden (1971). Since the very beginning, she was considered a super-talent, and in 1995, she was admitted to the Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen. She has called Denmark her home ever since. It was during this period at the Conservatory that she was introduced to (and began collaborating with) famed British pianist and composer Django Bates. During the same period, she formed her group IBIS, with whom she released two albums on Stunt Records: WILD GARDEN from 2001, and HOTEL PARADISE from 2003. In 2001, she began working with percussionist Marilyn Mazur (known from her work with Miles Davis, among others), which resulted in the Mazur’s recordings FLAMINGO SKY from 2014, and ALL THE BIRDS from 2002. Josefine has shared the stage with many other well-known artists including Kenny Werner, Kirk Knuffke, and Jacob Fisher, to name a few, and appears on around 30 albums with popular bands such as String Swing and The New Jungle Orchestra.
Her previous album, SONGS OF THE FALLING FEATHER, was released on the German record label ACT in 2011 to glowing international reviews. Now, Josefine presents her fourth solo record, EMBER, confirming that she is also an excellent songwriter who is able to write beautiful and simple “hit” melodies such as on the tune From My Window, while at the same time exploring darkness and abandonment in sound, tones, and words, such as on The Surrender. As Peter Quinn from Jazzwise once wrote: “like the best short stories, Cronholm’s songs have the ability to conjure up an entire world.” On EMB....... więcej