Jaromír Honzák: Blood Sings
Jaromír Honzák

Blood Sings

 In the album Blood Sings Jaromír Honzák, a renowned jazz bassist, composer and teacher, does not bring a set of his own compositions, as he usually does, but pays a tribute to the work of Suzanne Vega whose songs he performs in his characteristic arrangements. Honzák was joined here by the Norwegian singer Sissel Vera Pettersen, the Polish drummer Łukasz Żyta, the pianist Vít Křišťan and guitarist Josef Štěpánek. In his selection Honzák maps almost the entire career of Susanne Vega. Arrangements of particular songs are interleaved with melancholic “winter” impressions and vigorous groovy rhythms; acoustic instruments mingle with electronic sounds over which arches the bewitching voice of Sissel Vera Pettersen. The body and structure of Vega’s compositions remain intact, but they seem to be invigorated with a new energy.

2013
ANI 033-2
9,50 €
Language
(Suzanne Vega, Michael Visceglia)
Blood Sings
(Suzanne Vega)
Penitent
(Suzanne Vega)
Ironbound / Fancy Poultry
(Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko)
Honeymoon Suite
(Suzanne Vega)
Fifty-Fifty Chance
(Suzanne Vega)
If You Were In My Music
(Jaromír Honzák, Sissel Vera Pettersen, Vít Křišťan, Łukasz Żyta)
Wooden Horse (Caspar Houser´s Song)
(Suzanne Vega, Michael Visceglia, Anton Sanko, Marc Shulman, Stephen Ferrera)
Solitaire
(Suzanne Vega)
Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)
(Suzanne Vega)
Personnel and sound:

Sissel Vera Pettersen – vocals and live electronics, vocal arrangements
Jaromír Honzák – acoustic & electric bass, arrangements
Vít Křišťan – piano, fender Rhodes, keyboards
Josef Štěpánek – electric guitar, electric baritone guitar, terz acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar
Łukasz Żyta – drums and percussions  

 

Recorded by Milan Cimfe (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mixed by Milan Cimfe a Pavel Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mastered by Pavel Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)

Press Release:
Photos (print quality)
Jaromír Honzák (photo Dušan Tománek)
Jaromír Honzák (photo Dušan Tománek)
Jaromír Honzák, Sissel Vera Pettersen (photo Dušan Tománek)
Łukasz Żyta (photo Dušan Tománek)
Sissel Vera Pettersen (photo Dušan Tománek)
Sissel Vera Pettersen, Vít Křišťan (photo Dušan Tománek)

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