Olivia Trummer - Fly Now (2014)

Olivia Trummer - Fly Now (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 43:28 | 102 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Contemplate

Olivia Trummer is a different kind of singer. Here with Fly Now, (Contemplate Music) her starriest record to date, essentially a trio with James Farm bassist Matt Penman and Monty Alexander drummer Obed Calvaire, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, however, augments the core sound sometimes flavoured by Trummer’s use of Rhodes electric piano. He’s on ‘Sharing My Heart’, ‘All is Well’, and the second part of the title track, ‘Fly Now – Reflection’, the penultimate track. Recorded in New York in July last year and in Berlin last November Trummer has written all the songs, some knottily introspective, ‘Snow Colored Streets’ a little in the Emilia Mårtensson vein, others unselfconsciously emotional, navigating her way into a jazzier space on a track such as ‘Gotta Miss Someone’ it’s striking how much in common she shares with the exciting new wave of experimental singers such as Gretchen Parlato and Elizabeth Shepherd. There’s a quietly haunting quality to the title track, and when Trummer manages to harness quiet sounds and textures to her advantage the album is at its best. A singer worth discovering if you haven’t already.


01. Precious Silence (4:26)
02. Snow Coloured Streets (3:32)
03. Sharing My Heart (4:01)
04. Gotta Miss Someone (3:39)
05. Fly Now (4:42)
06. All Is Well (3:29)
07. Watching The Moon (Intro) (1:13)
08. Watching The Moon (4:01)
09. Stay Awake (6:13)
10. Fly Now - Reflection (2:30)
11. Don't Ask Love (5:38)