“The Boswells certainly did improvise, sometimes in quite a wild fashion, constantly changing the harmonies and rhythms of the tunes they sang. And so did Louis Armstrong, Dave Lambert, Anita O’Day, Jon Hendricks, Sheila Jordan and Mark Murphy. But you’d have to put all of them together and add a touch of Charles Mingus (one of Dunér’s idols), John Coltrane, Arthur Blythe and Karlheinz Stockhausen (whose music she has also sung) to get even a remote idea of what Sophie sounds like. She composes her own tunes, both lyrics and music, in addition to singing music by Monk, Mingus and Stockhausen. Her vocal delivery is forceful, with a high register that sounds like Arthur Blythe, a low range that booms out like Armstrong’s, and a style that practically ridicules those female jazz singers who do a lounge act in a come-hither voice, dolling themselves up to look like calendar girls. Dunér blows that entire image up as if it were attacked by a hand grenade. Quite simply, there is no one else like her in the entire world; she is one of a kind, an artist who broke her own mold and lives to be a performer on the edge.” – The Art Music Lounge “Sophie not only delivers us jazz and blues on this album but she also treats us to vocals that bring to mind Meredith Monk – and she scats like Ella. She hits the low notes, she hits the high notes, and she hits all the notes in between. There is no one performing today that possesses the unique set of vocal skills that Sophie does.” – Christopher Srawski aka Dr. Sushi / Dr. Sushi’s Free Jazz BBQ / WMSE
Dominic Duval Sr & Sophie Dunér Duo: Jazz Standards: For upcoming release TBA
“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 and 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 and pulls you out of complacency.” – The Art Music Lounge.
“The City of My Soul” / Sophie Dunér & The Callino Quartet, recorded in London (and produced by Michael Haas) and released on Big Round Records / PARMA recordings (2013).
“This is a first-class creator and this is a stunning album, the music of which certainly opens up new and quite astonishing possibilities for other jazz vocal artists around the world to emulate and expand.”
“As a composer, lyricist and vocalist we pretty much have to acknowledge that Sophie is a genuine triple threat.” – Slim & Michael Coyle, Cadence Magazine, N.Y, USA. Featuring musicians such as Carles Fibla, Emilio Robles, Elena Borderías, Guillermo Martínez, Silvia Villamor, Marina Sorin, Hector Rojo Paco Ortega & Diego galaz.
The Rain in Spain / Sophie Dunér Quartet
“The Rain in Spain” / Sophie Dunér Quartet, released in 2006, C.I.M.P. Musicians: Rory Stuart – guitar, Matt Penman – bass, Kahlil Kwame Bell – percussion & Sophie Dunér – vocals & composition.
“As a composer, lyricist and vocalist we pretty much have to acknowledge that Sophie is a genuine triple threat.” Cadence Magazine
“Orange” The Sophie Dunér Orchestra – Boston, USA
…Rippling with seductive energy, the music reflects the merging of styles such as the musicians themselves.
Featuring musicians such as Mika Pohjola, George Dontchev & Kazumi Ikenaga.
“Dance with me”/The Interplay Collective – Juerg Wickihalder
/Lausanne, CH / Dreamscape
Directed by Juerg Wickihalder. As singer & co – composer – Dreamscape Music — CH
“……notable is the warm and smooth jazz voice that dominates the grand arrangement “.
Featuring musicians such as Matt Pennman, Jérome Sabbagh, Frédèric Bevilaqua, Jean Yves Roucand, Stéphane Mercier etc
The Big Van – Guillermo Klein
N.Y, USA / Beat Records
As invited singer. Featuring musicians such as Sten Höstfält, Chris Cheek, Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, Aaron Goldberg etc
Prausagios da Carnaval – Fernando Tarrés
AR / BAU Records
As invited singer.
El Minotauro – The Big Van – Guillermo Klein
N.Y, USA / Candid Records
As invited singer.
“….featuring an intense Spanish vocal performance by Sophie Dunér “. David R Adler, All Music Guide, New York
“The Outsider” /Fernando Tarrés & Arida Conta Group
“The Outsider” /Fernando Tarrés & Arida Conta Group – CT,USA / Savant Records
Featuring musicians such as Danilo Pérez, Don McCaslin, Dan Rieser, Tino Derado & Fernando Huergo.
Travelogue / Werner Fischer – Zürich, CH /
Featuring musicians Juerg Wickihalder, Gabriel Schiltknecht, Nesin Howhannesijan