MONIKA HOFFMANTen Muses
out February 2020
Formats: CD/digital (MOM-0031 | Mochermusic)
Doris Day, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Marie Fredriksson, Shirley Bassey, Cezalia Evora, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Etta James: these ladies are Monika Hoffman’s “Ten Muses.”
Having shaped her musical path over the years, she pays tribute these ten ‘grandes dames’ in various formats – from piano-vocal duo, right through to big band.
“a noble tribute to 10 brilliant singers who have greatly defined Monika Hoffman’s style and musical creed.”
– Jazzma (HU)
A Swedish singer with Hungarian-German roots, Monika Hoffman studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she performed with the likes of Michael Brecker and Charlie Haden. Back in Europe, her latin vocal jazz album Let’s Run Away featured Cuban-American sax legend Paquito D’Rivera and she now presents its follow up – Ten Muses.
“My muses have taught me that a woman can be anything: strong, cool, naughty, tender, tough, enchanting, intimate, simple, warm, overwhelming. To take all these different qualities and let them flow into these great songs – that is the essence of my album.”
Recorded in Stuttgart, Germany, the repertoire was arranged by pianist & MD Patrick Tompert and takes the listener through a collection of songs touched by everything from groove & pop to salsa & swing.
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