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
ken Wild ~ bass | tom Rizzo ~ guitar | susan Krebs ~ vocals
“The three celebrate one of the great joys of music making in Los Angeles: the opportunity to meet serendipitously at a single gig and create an indelible musical chemistry that collectively takes the musicians into depths of their artistry explored in no other outlet… pure lightness and freewheeling magic in each re-imagining.” (Jonathan Widran/JW Vibe)