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The Song Is You - excerpt 1
The Song Is You - excerpt 2
The Song Is You - excerpt 3
The Song Is You - excerpt 4
File under: free improvisation

Alex Hendriksen, Fabian Gisler

The Song Is You

Label: ezz-thetics

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

In stock

Drawing on material from Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, Michel Legrand, Harry Warren, and Victor Young, the lyrical duo of saxophonist Alex Hendriksen (Swiss Jazz Orchestra) and double bassist Fabian Gisler (Jurg Wickihalder European Quartet) cite the art form of storytelling as central to their music as they reflect thoughtfully on the American Songbook.

**In process of stocking** "Both players cite the art form of storytelling as central to their music, although they're also careful to clarify that no specific earlier duo served as a direct role model. "Getting the story across is a big one for me personally," notes Hendriksen, "we look for song material that speaks to us and makes us want to tell our stories. And Strayhorn just has so many beautiful stories that I can relate to in many a way." That professed admiration for Ellington's esteemed colleague isn't simple lip service as the duo's chosen songbook taps the prolific ducal composer four separate times. Thelonious Monk gets a nod twice and the remainder of the studio set fills out with dependable selections from the Great American Songbook by once-popular tunesmiths Victor Young, Harry Warren, Richard Whiting and Michel Legrand."- Derek Taylor

File under: free improvisation
Cat. number: ezz-thetics 1003
Year: 2019

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