Includes "Have You Ever Seen The Rain", "Heart Of Gold", "Have I Told You Lately" & "Angie"!
Jazz singer and pianist Simone Kopmajer performs songs composed by the likes of Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, the Brothers Gibb (The Bee Gees), Van Morrison, John Fogerty, Neil Young, and more. She brings a sensuous femininity to songs originally performed by iconic male musicians.
Born in Schladming, Austria, Simone Kopmajer already achieved at a young age what many musicians, bands and ensembles dream of the launch of a successful international career. In the United States, Japan and Southeast Asia, the singer is a household name for lovers of demanding and refined jazz music. She fills large concert halls, performs as the headliner of major international festivals and has sold thousands of CDs worldwide. Her enthusiasm and love for music kindled at a very early age. She began to sing at eight, at twelve she sang in the band of her father, who was a music school director and a big jazz fan, and at sixteen she was accepted at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, where she was immediately admitted due to her rare talent. In the year 2000 she debuted in the U.S. and left a lasting impression among quite a few experts and connoisseurs of contemporary jazz music. Simone Kopmajer's role models were the great voices of jazz and American show business, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Jon Hendricks, although over time she detached herself more and more from these influences to find her own musical language.
With her charisma and unbelievable talent, Simone Kopmajer manages to give her songs a very specific emotional, charming and in-depth note, which simply touches the people. Her sound is located somewhere between jazz, swing and tasteful pop. Although her music is very relaxed, flowing and elegant, it is also very playful and varied these multilayered facets distinguished her early off from similar formats and made her music all the more interesting.
"Simone Kopmajer possesses a voice of incredible depth. Her approach to a song is understated sincerity." - Jazz Review
"Simone is a real beauty inside and out - she sings and swings with remarkable clarity and she's gonna be heard from." - Mark Murphy
"She's dynamite." - Florida Today
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Simone Kopmajer, vocals
Jean-Paul Bourelly, guitar
Paul Urbanek, piano, additional keyboards
Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass
Reinhardt Winkler, drums
Margarethe Deppe, cello
1. First of May
2. Have I Told You Lately
4. You're My Everything
5. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
6. Heart of Gold
7. Lost In Love
8. Till There Was You
9. That's Why You Go Away
10. The Morning Sun
11. Lost Stars
Total playing time: 51:11