Life and Death Eva Mayerhofer

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Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
27.01.2017

Label: Neuklang

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Crossover Jazz

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  • 1Life and Death07:25
  • 2Rest04:34
  • 3A Pause07:02
  • 4A Daughter of Eve05:01
  • 5Grown and Flown10:53
  • 6Remember05:35
  • 7Sound Sleep08:07
  • Total Runtime48:37

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Die Gedichte der hierzulande noch nicht übermäßig bekannten englischen Poetin Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) begründen die Ursprungsidee des neuen musikalischen Projekts der Sängerin Eva Mayerhofer. Die lyrisch- sinnliche Musik des Komponisten und Saxophonisten Roger Hanschel bildet das kongeniale Gegenstück für die Vertonung.

Die Kompositionen für Stimme, Saxophon, Streich- Trio, Kontrabass und Percussion changieren zwischen kammermusikalischer Finesse und edlen, ausgefeilten Grooves.

Die drei renommierten, klassisch ausgebildeten Streicher des Ensembles, Matthias Lingenfelder (Auryn Quartett), Ulrike Zavelberg (Rubin Quartett) und Martina Horejsi (Rubin Quartett/Gürzenich Orchester) stehen für höchste Virtuosität sowie meisterhafte Interpretation. Das außergewöhnliche Instrumentarium des iranischen Percussionisten Afra Mussawisade und der geerdete Sound von Kontrabassist Dietmar Fuhr bilden das Fundament der musikalischen Architektur in deren Klanggebäude sich der Farbreichtum von Roger Hanschels Saxophonspiel optimal ausbreiten kann. Die emotionalen Texte Rossettis werden von Eva Mayerhofer gefühlvoll, unprätentiös und leidenschaftlich interpretiert.

Eva Mayerhofer, vocals
Roger Hanschel, saxophone
Matthias Lingenfelder, violin
Martina Horejsi, viola
Ulrike Zavelberg, cello
Dietmar Fuhr, bass
Afra Mussawisade, percussion



Eva Mayerhofer
….. studied vocal jazz at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern (Switzerland) and at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (Germany). As a soloist in demand, she has performed again and again with different bands and projects all over Germany, among others as a guest in the Big Band of the Hessian Radio (hr) or the Frankfurt Jazz Trio.

Her project with the German pianist Rolf Zielke and the Turkish percussionist Mustafa Boztüy (in 1995) caused many a listener to sit up and listen attentively to an unusual mixture of modern jazz and oriental music. With this trio, which underlines Mayerhofer’s stylistic flexibility as well as her virtuosic vocal art, she laid the foundation for further projects in which she participated as a singer – for example, in the chamber music duo Anyone with the guitarist Hanno Giulini or with the electro-lounge jazz project Sapporo Sound Motel of the guitarist Christian Eckert. Formative for Mayerhofer’s own songwriting was, in turn, Antonio Carlos Jobim. The songbook of this pioneer of Brazilian bossa nova fascinated her early in her singing career: thanks to his rhythmic presence, lyrical melodies and interlaced harmonics.

Eva Mayerhofer has contributed to different radio and television productions :Southwest German Radio, Radio Bremen, hr and NDR [North German Radio]) and released several CDs.

She is an instructor for vocal jazz and pop at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln [University for Music and Dance in Cologne] and at Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory – Music Academy Frankfurt/Main.

Concert tours have taken the singer abroad: to France, Italy, Austria, Luxemburg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania and South Africa.

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