"it's love we need"
Susi Hyldgaard - vocals, piano
Roy Nathanson - saxophone, arrangements
Bill Ware - vibraphone, arrangements
+ NDR Big Band:
Thorsten Benkenstein, Ingolf Burkhardt,Claus Stötter, Benny Brown, Reiner Winterschladen - trumpets
Fiete Felsch,Peter Bolte,Christof Lauer,Gabriel Coburger,Frank Delle - saxophones
Dan Gottshall,Louk Boudesteijn, Stefan Lottermann, Christophe Schweizer - trombones
Stephan Diez - guitar
Vladyslav Sendecki - piano
Paul Imm - bass
Ben Perowsky - drums
With the help of Roy Nathanson & Bill Ware, both know for their work with the Jazzpassengers ( who have worked with Elvis Costello, Blondie, Lounge Lizards etc.) Susi Hyldgaard opens a new chapter of the vocalist plus Big Band book. Unique sound and great example of what a big band can sound like in 2009.
"Its Love We Need" is a CD you have to have if you like the kind of music that makes a difference. Her strong songwriting allows for musical experiments without ever sounding forced. Lyrics that should be listened to, music that tells stories. Her enthusiastic daring touches all kinds of listeners and that's what makes Susi Hyldgaard so very special !
"Hyldgaards compositions dance skillfully between Jazz, Pop, Housebeats and Singer Songwriter Idiomen - wild and tenderly, breathlessly and calmly."
Born in New York, but raised in Copenhagen, Hyldgaard, like many European musicians, has an irreverent but advanced take on American music. Though she incorporates jazz phrasing in her vocals and piano work, Blush is practically a stream of consciousness album that explores as many styles as it discards. Hyldgaard's exotic vision and intimate approach create a novel sound, like Bjork or Cassandra Wilson interpreting lost folk songs"