Shades of Delight

Shades of Delight

by Lyambiko
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Overview

Lyambiko has a diverse repertoire, perhaps due to the singer being part German and part African. For her second recording, she utilizes the same trio as on the first: pianist Marque Lowenthal, bassist Robin Draganic, and drummer Torsten Zwingenberger. The group is tight, versatile, and quite alert, with the music ranging from a few standards (including a touching version of "Dindi," "Tenderly," a swinging "Isn't It a Lovely Day," and the humorous Mose Allison song "Your Mind Is on Vacation and Your Mouth Is Working Overtime") to some wordless vocals that reflect Lyambiko's African heritage. On part of the 15-and-a-half-minute "Savannah Suite," Lyambiko plays claves before eventually singing in a haunting fashion. She overdubs her voice on three songs, but the effect accentuates the music rather than seeming excessive. She has a lovely instrument and is definitely an up-and-comer in the jazz world.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2003
Label: Nagel-Heyer Germany
UPC: 0675754653729
catalogNumber: 2034

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lyambiko   Primary Artist,Vocals,Claves
Torsten Zwingenberger   Percussion,Drums
Robin Draganic   Acoustic Bass
Marque Lowenthal   Synthesizer,Piano,Shaker,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Claire Fisher   Composer
Rainer Robben   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Lyambiko   Composer,Vocal Overdubs
Robin Draganic   Composer

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