LISA BAUER QUARTET FINDING A NEW WAY NOMINATED FOR A SAMA IN THE CATEGORY OF BEST TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM AT THE 17TH ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS.
PRAISE FOR FINDING A NEW WAY:
“…Jazz in South Africa is of a very high standard and “Finding A New Way” is an album that is one of those leaders…” Eric Alan, Jazz Rendezvous, Radio 2000
“…Finding A New Way is an album each of these fine musicians can be very proud of. Lisa Bauer certainly has a lot to live up to after producing a debut album of this calibre…” Dex Goodman, WhatsonSA Magazine
“…Lisa put her heart into this one as though she has witnessed how ‘the stars forgot to shine’…” Carol Martin, South African Jazz Educators (SAJE)
“…An incredible album, total quality showing what a true South African vocal jazz album should sound like. It is an album that all jazz lovers should add to their collections, get a copy as soon as you can. I’m listening to it again. All musicians involved have lifted the game, a must have album.” Eric Alan (via Facebook), Jazz Rendezvous, Radio 2000
What the listeners are saying:
“Wow, what a voice. Have you heard a bird singing lately? What an instrumental. Lisa, you have more than a talent. It’s just a gift from the Great God. You are so blessed with your voice. Your quartet is out of this world. But all in all thank you very much for such a lovely album. First time I heard A Night In Tunisia, it was an Art Blakey CD. I thought it was the best, but you proved me wrong. Devil May Care is also the best. I like the way you sing Ntjio Ntjilo. This CD is on an international standard. I really love it. Do you have another album? Keep up excellent work.”
Big fan’ Zitha N (durban)
Video by Dex Goodman
Finding A New Way personnel/credits
Lisa Bauer - vocals/compositions
Andre Petersen – piano
Chantal Willie - double bass/backing vocals
Kesivan Naidoo – drums and cymbals
with special guests
Mark Fransman - tenor and soprano saxophones
Maxim Starcke - guitar
Recorded at Sound and Motion Studios, Cape Town, 2009.
Engineer: Matthew James
Mixed and mastered by Simon ‘Fuzzy’ Ratcliffe
Photography by Jolene Cartmill & Greg Hillyard. Design by Max Starcke.
Hair by SAVAS HAIR
Lisa Bauer Quartet album FINDING A NEW WAY was launched on 13 January 2010 at SABC Auditorium, Cape Town, South Africa!
Now on sale at Look & Listen, Musica Megastore, African Music Store, Kalk Bay Books and most fine music stores nationwide or via http://www.jassics.co.za. Soon to be available via digital download.