After the album of original songs Cherry Tree Lane and various collaborations with Papik, berliner singer Ida Landsberg returns again with Irma Records. This time with a collection of jazz classics. The album Jazz Sessions tells from the title the way in which it was created: a recording session live in the studio, which brings together as a snapshot the dialogue and the interplay that are created only when the musicians play together, listen and interact as normally happens in a concert.
The refinedly retro sounds recall Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Jane Monheit: the songs chosen by the singer range from Cole Porter to George Gershwin to Burt Bacharach, and the result is a perfect combination of atmospheres inspired by the roots of jazz and a more modern mood. Next to Ida an exceptional trio: the pianist Domenico Sanna (one of the most important discoveries of jazz – not only Italian – in recent years), the legendary contrabassist Dario Rosciglione (useless to try to list his countless collaborations, which include Lucio Dalla, Norah Jones, Mike Patton or Randy Brecker) and drummer Andrea Nunzi, from the overwhelming groove, already alongside Nicola Conte, Amii Stewart, Fabrizio Bosso, Steve Grossman.
The band is joined in some tracks by Marco Guidolotti on the baritone sax (extraordinary musician who boasts collaborations with Ennio Morricone, Nicola Piovani, David Foster, Mario Biondi, Andrea Bocelli) and Simone Salvatore on guitar (stable member of IALS Jazz Big Band by Gianni Oddi, collaborator of the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra as well as project mixing engineer). Just listen to songs like Cry Me A River, Don’t Take Your Love For Me, Angel Eyes or From This Moment On to appreciate the warmth and sound balance of this combo.