SPRING ~ light out of darkness
Susan Krebs Chamber Band
The new recording from the Susan Krebs Chamber Band comprises a mix of musical genres imbued with a jazz sensibility. The music was developed at salons hosted by Krebs in which she and a small group of her close friends – some of Southern California’s finest jazz musicians – get together in front of an invited audience to explore various motifs through wide-ranging music, poetry and improvisation.
The overarching concept that binds this album’s seven tracks is renewal. The music is a conversation between kindred spirits with a shared musical vision. It is suffused with Krebs’ reverence for nature and hopeful vision for growth and change.
Susan Krebs vocals | Rich Eames piano | Rob Lockart woodwinds | Scott Breadman percussion | Luis Mascaro violin
Vocalist Susan Krebs has carved a niche for herself as one of the premier singers in chamber jazz, a hybrid style characterized by classical influences, intimate recording quality, delicate musical interplay and poetic lyrical content. She’s a silky-toned performer with an intuitive melodic sense and a literary way with words, and she’s been instrumental in ushering chamber jazz into the 21st century. ~ Brian Zimmerman/JAZZIZ Magazine