Women in Jazz: 16 tunes performed by outstanding female musicians from the ACT catalogue compiled by Siggi Loch. 68 minutes of music with Youn Sun Nah, Julia Hülsmann, Terri Lyne Carrington, Solveig Slettahjell, Nesrine, Céline Bonacina, Johanna Summer and many more.
Music is feminine. And it always has been, whether in Italian, Germanand French. Viva la musica. Die Musik. Lamusique. And in jazz? During the 20th century female musicians lives were lived in the shadows. Lil Hardin, for example, wrote compositions like “Struttin‘ With Some Barbecue”, and yet while her husband Louis Armstrong was becoming famous, she was hardly noticed at all. She was, as she described it later, “standing at the bottom of the ladder holding it and watching him climb.” Since then, however, things have moved on. Progress may be slow, but things are definitely changing. In jazz, today the female element has gone way beyond just the “girl singer with a band”. It is not only quite normal for a woman to be playing electric guitar, bass, drums or trumpet, we now have musicians such as Terri Lyne Carrington serving as importa...line up
Julia Hülsmann & Rebekka Bakken, Anna Gréta, Solveig Slettahjell, Céline Bonacina, Ida Sand, Cæcilie Norby, Viktoria Tolstoy, Johanna Summer, Rigmor Gustafsson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Rita Marcotulli, Nesrine, Youn Sun Nah, Janne Mark, Kadri Voorand, Laila Biali
Curated by Siggi Loch
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Cover art by Maria Zerres / Collection Martin Fevers, used with the kind permission of the artist