simone kopmajer，奥地利爵士女歌手，在驴子上的资源有romance，moonlight serenade，taking a chance on love.这张碟是simone在hitman jazz（泰国公司）发的第二张碟。相比以前专辑的选曲（大部分来自经典爵士曲目），这张专辑大胆地选择了众多欧美经典流行曲目，并将其爵士化，保留其旋律的同时，也有了一丝情调。专辑延续了以前的风格，很简单精致，只用了钢琴，贝斯和少许鼓声作为伴奏，听起来很平和安静。simone个人的嗓音相对于以前有些虚无，变得更加实在，流行化了。第一首nothing‘s gonna change是电影《廊桥遗梦》的主题歌，曲子改编自1940年左右的一首美国蓝调。原唱是George Benson，最近也被方大同翻唱了。home的原唱michael buble，how deep is your love的原唱bee gees。
way back into love是电影K歌情人的主题曲，原唱是电影的两个主角halay bennett和hugh grant,cant take my eyes off you的原唱是andy williams，王若琳也翻唱了这首经典。just the way you are是billy joel创作的。我就不列举了，这张专辑的曲目可谓是首首经典啊.总之，更多内容请见http://simonekopmajer.com/（可能要翻墙哦）
Simone Kopmajer (voc)
Wolfgang Puschnig (fl,as)
John di Martino (p)
Jamaaladeen Tacuma (
Reinhardt Winkler (dr)
And then it’s good to find a singer who doesn’t need all that; one who can work with a smaller group, and that can be an art in itself. The over-produced big group can cover a lot of flaws, the under-produced small group can sound amateurish.
This one, this Goldilocks, is just right. Ms. Kopmajer’s style is intimate, but not fragile; cool, yet accessible.
It takes some brass to release “Home” so soon after the Michael Bublé version that was played to death on Adult Contemporary (“Lite”) radio. And yet, it’s not only flawless, but it actually took me a half-beat to realize it was the same song.
One of Ms. Kopmajer’s band-mates from her first album, bassist George Mraz, contributes the playful “I’m Yours,” which is one of my favorites from the disc. You’ll swear you’ve heard it before – it’s that contagious.
John di Martino, who’s been at the helm, musically, for much of Ms. Kopmajer’s recording career, turns in another stellar performance not only as the pianist, but also as the arranger for this session. Jamaaldeen Tacuma is on electric bass, Reinhart Winkler on drums, and some nice punctuation (as on the Carpenters’ “Top Of The World”) by Wolfgang Puschnig on flute and alto sax.
But this is Ms. Kopmajer’s show. That she’s hard to find in the record stacks or on the radio here is a shame. She deserves a wider audience. I’ve been following Simone Kopmajer for the past five years or so. That first review called her “one to watch.” And it’s been my pleasure to watch her grow professionally, to hear the confident young woman she has become.
Poke around on the web, and you’ll find a lot of releases that are more available in Asia than anywhere else. This is one of these, apparently easily available in Thailand.
And that’s a shame.
Highest recommendation for this outstanding recording.
‘You can sing a jazz standard without knowing the original version. You sing it the way you feel it and in the end it becomes your song.’
01. Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
03. How Deep Is Your Love
04. Way Back Into Love
05. Can't Take My Eyes Of You
06. Just The Way You Are
07. We're All Alone
08. I'll Have To Say I Love You
09. Love Will Keep Us Alive
10. I'm Yours
11. When You Say Nothing At All
12. Top Of The World
13. How Do I Live