Susanne Alt
Susanne Alt

Jazzism review 16-04-2024



The presentation of Royalty For Real, the new album by Susanne Alt, undeniably has allure: a beautiful cover, and as a prestigious anchor, a deceased jazz great: Roy Hargrove. He was a trumpeter, but that is not a problem for the saxophonist-flutist, who has been making a name for herself for quite some years (...).

On this album (recorded in New York, with seasoned musicians such as drummer Willie Jones III and pianist James Hurt), the German living in Amsterdam plays seven pieces that relate to Hargrove. From his album Family (1995), she chose his work Roy Allan and the standard The Nearness of You; the other tracks are her own compositions. Like the impressionistic Rue Lepic (the Parisian street where Van Gogh lived) and the lively Bel Air Bop. Music without thistles or thorns.

on 17/05/2024


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