Simone Kopmajer Good Old Times Hybrid Stereo SACD
New Solo Album!
Female Vocalist Performs Jazz Covers Of Pop & Rock Songs!
Includes "Have You Ever Seen The Rain", "Heart Of Gold", "Have I Told You Lately" & "Angie"!
Jazz singer and pianist Simone Kopmajer performs songs composed by the likes
of Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, the Brothers Gibb (The Bee Gees), Van Morrison,
John Fogerty, Neil Young, and more. She brings a sensuous femininity to songs
originally performed by iconic male musicians.
Born in Schladming, Austria, Simone Kopmajer already achieved at a young age
what many musicians, bands and ensembles dream of – the launch of a successful
international career. In the United States, Japan and Southeast Asia, the singer
is a household name for lovers of demanding and refined jazz music. She fills
large concert halls, performs as the headliner of major international festivals
and has sold thousands of CDs worldwide. Her enthusiasm and love for music
kindled at a very early age. She began to sing at eight, at twelve she sang in
the band of her father, who was a music school director and a big jazz fan, and
at sixteen she was accepted at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in
Graz, where she was immediately admitted due to her rare talent. In the year
2000 she debuted in the U.S. and left a lasting impression among quite a few
experts and connoisseurs of contemporary jazz music. Simone Kopmajer's role
models were the great voices of jazz and American show business, such as Ella
Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Jon Hendricks, although over time she detached
herself more and more from these influences to find her own musical language.
With her charisma and unbelievable talent, Simone Kopmajer manages to give her
songs a very specific emotional, charming and in-depth note, which simply
touches the people. Her sound is located somewhere between jazz, swing and
tasteful pop. Although her music is very relaxed, flowing and elegant, it is
also very playful and varied – these multilayered facets distinguished her early
off from similar formats and made her music all the more interesting.
"Simone Kopmajer possesses a voice of incredible depth. Her approach to a
song is understated sincerity." - Jazz Review
"Simone is a real beauty inside and out - she sings and swings with
remarkable clarity and she's gonna be heard from." - Mark Murphy
"She's dynamite." - Florida Today
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
Simone Kopmajer, vocals
Jean-Paul Bourelly, guitar
Paul Urbanek, piano, additional keyboards
Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass
Reinhardt Winkler, drums
Margarethe Deppe, cello
1. First of May
2. Have I Told You Lately
4. You're My Everything
5. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
6. Heart of Gold
7. Lost In Love
8. Till There Was You
9. That's Why You Go Away
10. The Morning Sun
11. Lost Stars
Total playing time: 51:11