In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Velvet Voices, founded in 2002 women's a cappella group, impresses with his vocal virtuosity, feminine charm and artistic creativity.
Her name is Velvet Voices. But one must not too long sense of security, for among the vocal "soft paws" to the singers lurks a second texture of the extraordinary! Founded in 2002, Austria's women's a cappella group has for many years been among the main highlights of the local a cappella scene.
They won two gold rankings at the international "Ward Swingle Award", opened in 2003 Voice Mania (Vienna Festival of Voices), completed countless concerts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Hungary and Belgium and, in 2005 with Louis Martini in the Viennese popular theater production "Pantyhose, Swing & Chesterfield 'to see and hear.
The ORF has transferred her concert first time in 2006 and live, the group just as the WDR, BR, Germany Radio, Radio Wien, Radio Arabella in front of the broadcasts. The even distribution of votes gives a rare transparency among the nuanced arrangements. Versatility is the program. Subscribe to a familiarity effect, which knows no fear, is reminiscent of the mainstream and yet creates idiosyncratic. To retrieve their potential out of pure beswingter girl power. What you hear is A-Cappella-De-Luxe.
The four singers are masters of their craft ABC of pure intonation, stunning vocal harmonies with his own hand writing from the FF. Velvet Voices already following CD's are released on extra plate "Essence", "Christmas Songs", "And So It Goes", "nylons, Swing & Chesterfield", "In The Mood 4 Christmas" and "Vocal Pearls".
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With Every Breath I Take
Review: Founded in 2002, all-women Dutch Vocal Jazz quartet Velvet Voices has been appearing in some serious European and international events, like the 2003 Voice Mania in Vienna, the Jeunesse-the largest German a cappella festival in Munich), and they won the Jazz Gold at the international "Ward Swingle Awards." There are 11 finely-crafted tunes on "Essence," the group's 5th excellent album, some wonderful covers like Lennon/McCartney's "Come Together," Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," Cy Coleman's "With every breath I take," Freddie Mercury's "You take my breath away," Brown, Sutton and Brody's "Stop," a fine faux trumpet solo on Harold Arlen's "Somewhere over the rainbow," Jones and Wilder's "A child is born," and Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer's "It's raining man." There's also a pair of very nice originals by group member Gerda, the moody "Try to remember" and "Quarter to five," and one original by group member Monika, the title tune. Each of these beautiful young women can easily sing perfect solos and leads, so even a difficult, dissonant piece like "A child is born" comes off as effortless, and the harmonies are clean, sharp and on perfect pitch. Even a powerful rocker like "It's raining man," which is reprised as a surprise bonus cut with amped-up vocal percussion, is cleanly nailed both times with no sweat. The voices here are so perfect, the sound so effortlessly clean, we had to listen to it again just to fully appreciate it. "Essence" is a gift for the ears by the Velvet Voices, who have, in a very short time, risen to a level attained by only a few elite Vocal Jazz groups, like the Real Group, Vox One and the Swingle Singers. Treat yourself to one of the best of the year!
Songlist: Come Together, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, With Every Breath I Take, Try to Remember, Quarter to Five, You Take my Breath Away, Stop, Somewhere over the Rainbow, A Child is Born, Essence, It's Raining Men, Surprise