Sophisticated Lady (2015)

Ellington, Mann, Mellin, Silver, Evans, Maschwitz, Shorter, Landesman, de Geyn, Waldron, Haden, Davis

Hein van de Geyn, Bert van den Brink, Wilma Thalen

On 'Sophisticated Lady' Thalen plays jazz standards in their most vulnerable form, only accompanied by pianist Bert van den Brink and Hein van de Geyn on double bass. Her violin mainly sticks with the original melody and does not immediately flee towards the usual improvisation.  In a frank and honest fashion Thalen wants to make these songs heard as they are. This seems cushy and in a first hearing, the music may sound quite accessible.  But apart from the fact that nowadays it isn't common to play mainly the melody, the plainness of this approach appears to be fairly misleading.

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Bert van den Brink

Bert van den Brink was born on the 24th. of july 1958. Bert studied classical piano at the conservatory of Utrecht. (The Netherlands) with piano legend Herman Uhlhorn . He graduated cum laude in 1982. In that same year he was employed at the Utrechts' conservatory to teach jazz piano. In 2007 Bert van den Brink was awarded the VPRO/BOY EDGAR-AWARD, the most prestigious award for jazz music in the Netherlands. Bert has recorded and performed with the absolute top of the international music scene; Gino Vannelli ,Richard Bona ,Toots Thielemans, Chet Baker, Nat Adderley, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Rick Margitza, Philip Catherine, Jesse van Ruller, Clare Fischer, Enrico Pieranunzi, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Denise Jannah....to name a few. His compositions and arrangements has been performed by the Metropole orchestra, the Dutch Wood winds Ensemble, Denise Jannah, the Houdini's and new Sinfonietta Amsterdam.

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Sophisticated Lady (2015)

Ellington, Mann, Mellin, Silver, Evans, Maschwitz, Shorter, Landesman, de Geyn, Waldron, Haden, Davis

Hein van de Geyn, Bert van den Brink, Wilma Thalen

Cables: MIT
Digital Converters: dCS
Mastering Engineer: Bert van der Wolf
Mastering Equipment: AValon Eclipse
Microphones: Sonodore RCM 402
Producer: Harry van Dalen
Recording Engineer: Bert van der Wolf, Michel van Polen
Recording location: Doopsgezinde Kerk, Amsterdam Holland
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Sophisticated Lady
Ellington
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In the wee small hours of the morning
Mann
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My one and only love
Mellin
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Peace
Silver
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Time remembered
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A nightingale sang in Berkeley square
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Infant eyes
Shorter
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Spring can really hang you up the most
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Spring Fever
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Soul eyes
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Silence
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Blue in Green
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Sweet Loraine
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