Marilyn Mazur, J. Cronholm, K. Jonsson - Flamingo Sky
Marilyn Mazur, Josefine Cronholm & Krister Jonsson - Flamingo Sky
(Stunt STUCD 14122/ EAN 663993141220 / New Arts International)
Veröffentlichung D: 07. November 2104
Flamingo Sky shows Marilyn Mazur in the most minimalistic of her groups with two Swedish musicians, who have been part of her musical world for years: guitarist Krister Jonsson and vocalist Josefine Cronholm. If anyone should happen to picture anemic, blonde-haired, Swedish jazz, they need to readjust their expectations!
On Flamingo Sky the trio has created powerful, constantly developing music that touches on a multitude of sounds. From tender ballads to dreamy musical canvases, from funky pieces to frenetic acid music, it is always played with ease. Your shoulders will stay in place, and often you will be tempted to just lean back, close your eyes and let the music caress your soul and body.
Each track has its own atmosphere and pulse, and Mazur’s special melodic touch. Each tune starts with a melodic line or a few notes. Soon Josefine Cronholm’s beautiful, pristine alto and Jonsson’s insistent, dynamic guitar are added. And although you may not be able to hum along the first time round, they are interpreted so wonderfully and with such joy, that by the second listening each tune already sounds completely natural and beautiful, and as if you’ve known it all your life.
Marilyn Mazur builds up the grooviest, spellbinding percussion patterns. Each percussion instrument has been chosen, prepared and tuned to fit Mazur’s universe of sound. Every beat, roll and tiny bell comes at exactly the right time. And her piano playing also contributes to the beauty of this album.
On FLAMINGO SKY three musicians – augmented on two tracks by bassist Klavs Hovman – have created a unique musical statement that grows with each new listening and gradually becomes part of your DNA.