Genre: Jazz
Label: Venus
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Simone Simone Best 180g LP


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Austrian singer Simone Kopmajer (known simply as "Simone") has released another album with Venus. Features "Close To You," "Tennessee Waltz," "If," "I Wish You Love," and more.

A cool-toned Austrian jazz vocalist, Simone sings in flawless English. She had classical piano lessons starting at the age of eight and at 12 began playing saxophone. She performed in a youth big band and sang regularly in her father's band as a teenager. At 17 she studied with Sheila Jordan, who encouraged her. Kopmajer also studied with Mark Murphy, Jay Clayton, and Michele Hendricks.

Simone, now 25 years old, grew up in a family of musicians and started to sing, in her father's band when she was 12. At the same time she studied piano, though singing remained her first love. Early on, she entered and won various talent contests and even made appearances on television in her native land, Austria. As a young performer, she twice toured the Netherlands with the “Euro Big Band” and later appeared in several International Jazz Festivals.

Influenced by some of the great American vocalists, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jon Hendricks, Simone has developed into a true Jazzsinger, a singer who uses a wide variety of rhythms and excels in her very individual style of scatting. Laurie Antonioli says that “Simone is an excellent musician, with soulful and hip improvising. She digs in and isn't afraid to take risks with the music”.

• 180g Vinyl
• Mixed and Mastered by Tetsuo Hara
• Made in Japan

Simone, vocal
John Di Martino, piano
George Mraz, bass
Hans Glawischnig, bass
Victor Lewis, drums
Philipp Kopmajer, drums
Tim Horner, drums
Houstin Person, tenor sax
Dick Oatts, alto flute, alto sax, soplano sax
Eric Alexander, tenor sax
Aaron Heick, alto sax

Side A:

1. They Say It's Wonderful 
2. L-o-v-e 
3. Close To You 
4. Autumn Leaves
5. Tennessee Waltz
Side B:
1. If 
2. Everybody's Talkin'
3. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
4. We Kiss In A Shadow
5. I Wish You Love 

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