The German singer, piano player and song writer Ida Landsberg finally releases her first album of unedited songs with IRMA records after her first two albums of jazz and bossa nova standards released by EQ Music (Singapore) and Hitman Jazz (Thailand), some excursions in electronic music and a constant live music activity.
“Cherry Tree Lane” reflects the different stylistic influences of the artist: the elegant retro sound of her songs recall Burt Bacharach, the Beatles, Pat Metheny but also Débussy or Satie. Important collaborations such as Frank Gambale, Andy Gravish, Ferruccio Spinetti and Marco Caudai contribute to the unique sound of this musical project, with its eclectic but harmonic style thanks to the fil conducteur of the instruments used throughout the album: piano, brass, guitar and drums. The stylistic variety of the themes is not only a result of the long space of time in which the songs were written, but are also a mirror of the singer’s life: born in Berlin, where she passes her adolescence and studies music at the University of Arts Berlin, in 2000 she moves to a small Italian village and continues her musical studies at the Siena Jazz School. The cultural difference of the two dimensions couldn’t be bigger: a life in one of the most vibrant cities of the century, frenetic and agressive, anonymous and adventurous and the quiet life in a small town in the middle of two lagoons, a natural oasis with flamingos, the Mediteranean Sea, olive trees and horses where human relations are the main resource.
“Cherry Tree Lane” is the union of both worlds. The songs speak about love, dreams, desire and describe different life episodes in a new enchanted environment. Hence the title of the album that refers to the street where Mary Poppins one day lands with her magic umbrella: just as she will change a cold and anonymous world into a universe of fairy tales, so the protagonist of the present album finds herself in an enchanted country, full of flowers, seductive perfumes and contrasting sensations.