OVERFLOWING with intrigue and frequently startling with the unexpected, Sorana Santos’ debut album Our Lady of Stars on her own label I Dream in Sound feels like one of the most delightfully original vocal jazz offerings of the year to date; a recording whose original compositions and performances progress with delicious unpredictability until they eventually seep into one’s soul.
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Sorana Santos piano, prepared piano, guitar, voice
James Maddren drums
Joe Wright saxophones, feedback flute
Alex Bonney trumpet, cornet
Ligeti Quartet strings
I Dream in Sound – IDIS1CD (2015)
MOSS FREED’s ‘What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes?’ was launched earlier this year, but only recently has this album-as-book fallen into my hands. I find it a recording of stunning creativity and originality.
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Moss Freed guitar, backing vocals
Ruth Goller bass, backing vocals
Alice Zawadzki violin, vocals
Marek Dorcik drums
Shabaka Hutchings bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
The writers (poems and stories):
Naomi Alderman – ‘The Bubble’
Colum McCann – ‘Anniversary’
James Miller – ‘What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes?’
Lawrence Norfolk – ‘Caravans’
Joe Dunthorne – ‘Freud and Jung Ride the Tunnel of Love’
Hanan al-Shaykh – ‘The Angel’
Babel Label – BDV13114 (2013)