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来自澳洲的Simone，因为爸爸同样也是澳洲当地知名音乐人的关係，从小就浸淫在充满音乐的环境中成长，学习钢琴与歌唱技巧，自然而然走上音乐的道路；在澳洲夺下多项音乐比赛奖项，并参加了电视节目演出，因缘际会下，加入了澳洲知名爵士乐团Euro Big Band，远赴荷兰参加「国际爵士音乐节」，与眾爵士音乐家如Mark Murphy、Sheila Jordan、 Michele Hendricks、Jay Clayton 与New York Voices等，颇受爵士乐界盛讚，爵士名人Mark Murphy更是讚誉有加:「她有真挚的内涵，清澈的歌声能够优雅的摇摆，他的声音应该被听见!!」
本张专辑〈Didn’t You Say你不是说?〉，收录多首经典情歌与Simone的自创曲，包括经典老歌《Tennessee Waltz》、Prinece的《Kiss》、Frank Sinatra的《Come Fly With Me》、爵士大师Chet Baker的《I’ve Never Been In Love Before》，以及Simone自己的两首抒情创作曲《Didn’t You Say》、《Forgetting To Breathe》等眾多杰出爵士作品，Simone将这每一首经典，与乐手们重新编曲，来搭配Simone浑然天成、醇厚入心的嗓音，最后再以HDCD，24BIT高规格后制，抒情中不失节奏摇摆感，最发烧的爵士大碟，您怎能错过??
席梦 卡麦儿 / 你不是说? (HDCD) Simone Kopmajer / Didn’t You Say (HDCD)
进口专辑 / HDCD / 1 片装 / 61分57秒
Genre Jazz Pop/Rock
Simone Kopmajer's long awaited, new CD â€zDidn't You Say" is out now in the US. Played by a superb and complimentary rhythm section of John di Martino (piano), James Chirillo (guitar), Richie Goods (bass), Tim Horner (drums) and Tim Ouimette (trumpet & flugelhorn) the album goes seamlessly from the great jazz standards to the music of Motown and Prince.
It was Simone's idea to take the great songs of different generations and put all together in what could be considered a level playing field. Â«I love to sing the great jazz standards,Â» the 20-something Austrian native tells me, Â«but, great as they are, I don't want to sing them exclusively.
Â» Thus she mixes it up-going seamlessly from the music of Prince and Motown to that of the Gershwins and Rodgers & Hart. She varies between the old and new, which is entirely logical considering that virtually all of them are considerably older than she is.
She also includes music from both Broadway and Nashville-also a logical choice considering that New York and Tennessee are roughly equidistant from Vienna. Simone takes an evocative country-folk song associated with Alison Kraus, and, with her stunning voice and the combined musicality of herself and co-producer/pianist John di Martino, makes it into something even more special.
Â«I was driving from one show to another in the States, when I heard it on the car radio.
Â» she reports, Â«I couldn't get all the details, but I eventually figured out what the song was. Before I could find the sheet music, I wrote out the chords myself.
Â» It's a beautifully sung and even haunting performance-in more ways than one.
The new CD also includes three excellent original songs, my favorite of which is Â«Didn't You Say.
Â» Â«It's about these men that promise you all kinds of things, and then in the end, they don't deliver anything.
Â» She tells me it's inspired by real relationships, and I tell her she's too young to be so cynical. However, the Count Basie-style beat provided by the combination of di Martino and ace rhythm guitarist helps negate any possible ill will, and Â«Didn't You SayÂ» turns out to be a real romper after all. - Will Friedwald
Produced by Simone Kopmajer & John di Martino. All arrangements by John di Martino. Recorded by Jon Rosenberg at Systems Two Studio in New York. Mixed & Mastered by Franz Sommer at â€zFranks Cave", Austria. Photography : Christian Jungwirth.
â€¨Please visit Simone Kopmajer's website at simonekopmajer
â€zSimone Kopmajer possesses a voice of incredible depth. Her approach to a song is understated sincerity." -Jazz Review (USA) Twenty-something Austrian singer Simone Kopmajer has toured Europe, Asia and also spends a couple of weeks annually in the U.S. She's dynamite! She's played and recorded with such names as Houston Person, George Mraz, Victor Lewis, James Genus and Eric Alexander. - Florida Today (USA) 2010â€z...with this lineup, presumptions must have been high, and Kopmajer does not disappoint. She posses that unique ability to exhibit her own approach while remaining true to the tradition....This set is heartily recommended for those interested in excellent jazz vocals, rooted in the past while learning toward the future." -Jazz Improv Magazine (USA)
"To the list of young ones to watch..we'll add Simone Kopmajer. Write it down!she's going to be around for a long time." - Doug Boynton (jazzsingers / US)
â€zThere's no denying that the cloud-soft Kopmajer is a breath of fresh air, and it will be intriguing to hear wich way her gentle breeze blows next - Jazztimes (USA)
â€zSimone Kopmajer is the genuine article, a real beauty inside and out, She sings and swings with a lot of grace and remarkable clarity, and she is gonna be heard from..."--Mark Murphy
â€z....I hear a lot of beautiful soul in her voice and music." - Todd Barkan, Jazz at Lincon Center
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Simone Kopmajer - Didn't You Say
之前连续写了四套电视剧集，也是时候转转口味介绍一下近来比较喜欢的音乐。我还记得两年前初接触CAS 和新一代的爵士女歌手时，留意到其中一个来自奥地利的女歌手 Simone Kopmajer，台湾好像是叫席梦，真的是一个不错的中文名。她出生於一个古典音乐的家庭，自己在大学时则主修爵士乐，可算是功力十足的爵士女歌手。自2004年发行第一张唱片 Moonlight Serendae 以来，都是由名厂 Venus 负责发行。
2009年她转投一间小型唱片公司 Hitman Jazz (网络上也找不到资料) 转攻亚洲的泰国市场，先后推出了两张唱片，今天先介绍第一张 "Didn't You Say" 吧！可能这张唱片主要是针对泰国的音乐市场，选曲方面和我们平常听的英文爵士音乐有不少分别；也有可能是我听音乐的资历尚浅的关係，这张唱片内我只认识一首"Tennessee Waltz" 而已，不过这也正好是给自己走出一步的好机会。再上网看看外国的介绍，才知道是她固意将不同种类的歌曲改变成爵士乐并放在一起，果然是向高难度挑战。难得的是她有一队高水準的乐队伴奏，而且配合得甚有默契，再加上不错的录音水準，喜欢新歌的朋友不妨一听。
01. Didn't You Say [04:05]
02. Tennessee Waltz [04:35]
03. Ghost In This House [03:49]
04. Forgetting To Breath [04:23]
05. Kiss [05:00]
06. Come Fly With Me [04:28]
07. I've Never Been In Love Before [04:29]
08. Baubles,Bangles&Beads [03:48]
09. S'Wonderful [04:06]
10. Pathway [04:40]
11. Everything Must Change [05:10]
12. Bewitched,Bothered and Bewildered [06:18]
13. How Sweet It Is-To Be Loved By You [03:35]
14. Don't Explain [03:18]