From Baroque to Bop and Beyond: An extended and detailed history of the intersection of classical music and jazz
By Lynn René Bayley
By Lynn René Bayley
Happy New 2017!
Start the new year with a collection of 4 clips from The City of Dizzy!
Check out Weird Nightmare by C. Mingus © Sophie Dunér & O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra – Now on Youtube.
The City of Dizzy is on the list of the TOP 20 Albums of 2016 as played and listened to via the NBTMusicRadio! NbtMusic Radio top 20 list 2016
Proud to be featured (next some other amazing artists) on Radio Guy Live by the brilliant Guy Livingston: “a whole new show, with old friends! New releases, new CDs, as I catsup with the artists we’ve featured on the podcast this year. Listen now! Music of Christopher Culpo Evan Hause Donal Fox Ingrid Eel Gene Pritsker Sophie Dunér and many more dear friends!”
Catchup Podcast: New Releases, Old Friends
The City of Dizzy on iTunes
“Her voice is as exciting as a roller coaster. It feels like danger, like she´s going to go flying off the rails, but one is constantly reassured that she´s securely attached, firmly grounded. So many surprises, so many registers, colors, so much humor, and sometimes melancholy, all coming out of that golden throat of hers! Truly amazing.” – José Luís Greco, composer
From The City of Dizzy: Weird Nightmare, Addicted to Love, The Express Train & Gossip on Youtube. Artwork by Sophie Dunér ©.
Music from The City of Dizzy gets a nice feature in Bad Music Jazz / Scannerfm.com
The Art Music Lounge: – “This album is a killer. Nearly every track comes at you like an assault of rhythm in which the twists and turns of the music keep you on the edge of your seat. Improvising like a jazz horn. Many such singers have claimed this distinction, but only a handful, Dunér, Mark Murphy & Anita O’Day among them, have ever really achieved this. There’s an elemental, animal excitement in everything Dunér sings that grabs you by the throat & pulls you out of complacency.” PURCHASE HERE
(full article here)
Check out The Express Train on Youtube
Read Sophie’s interview in The Cross-Eyed Pianist…..
A nice feature of Sophie as a musician and as an artist in Stalker21 (by Ysi Ortega, L.A, USA.)
Sophie Dunér: dos artes, una artista
“Die Schallplatte der Woche” – The City of Dizzy is elected CD of the week in Musenblätter magazine.CLICK HERE
The City of Dizzy receives a review in Museblätter:
“Das ist durch und durch virtuos und auch ein bisschen bizarr, schön bizarr”.
Frank Becker, Musenblätter.
CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE REVIEW
CD Baby release for The City of Dizzy / Sophie Dunér & Jeremy Harman: Sophie releases her new jazz CD production together with Boston based cellist Jeremy Harman.
The City of Dizzy / CD Baby
“This album is a killer. Nearly every track comes at you like an assault of rhythm in which the twists and turns of the music keep you on the edge of your seat.” – The Art Music Lounge.
Read entire interview & review below
Dunér´s “Dizzy” is a Whirlwind of Creativity
Music from `The City of My Soul´ [produced by Michael Haas, released on PARMA recordings] is again being featured during the theatre play `Hora de Salida´ (written by Jonuel Pozo, directed by Alejandro Arroyo). The show goes on every Friday during May at `La Tortuga´ in Madrid.
Two excerpts [about Sophies CD `The City of My Soul´] from the publication `From Baroque to Bop and Beyond´:
– “We begin with Kairo – there are less notes here than in any single bar of Gershwin’s An American in Paris, but it is infinitely richer in content and better music.”
– “Sophie Dunér has here provided a matrix for jazz-classical vocal writing in the new millennium, a means of presenting the singing voice in a context that could work within a jazz oratorio or opera.”
Sophie´s CD The City of My Soul is featured and discussed in the new online book From Baroque to Bop and Beyond , chapter 18, page 423 – 426 (in the journal The Art Music Lounge) by Lynn René Bayley.
Sophie recorded a new CD last year together with the Boston based cellist Jeremy Harman. `The City of Dizzy´ is to be released during spring 2016!
CLICK HERE to hear a live version of Sophie & Jeremy performing at the PARMA Music Festival on Soundcloud.