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Norma Winstone
Glauco Venier
Klaus Gesing
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Norma Winstone voice
Glauco Venier piano
Klaus Gesing bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
 
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Every Time We Say Goodbye
Drifter
Giant's Gentle Stride
Gorizia
Ciant
The Mermaid
Here Comes The Flood
Remembering The Start Of A
Never Ending Story
A Song for England

Recorded April 2007
ECM 2028
 
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Norma Winstone, England’s finest jazz vocalist, returns with a trio featuring German reedman Klaus Gesing and Italian pianist Glauco Venier (both of whom make their ECM debuts here) and a superb programme that takes in songs from Cole Porter to Peter Gabriel, a free calypso, a tribute to Coltrane, adaptations of Satie, folk songs, Pasolini and more and flows like an extended suite. Winstone’s lyrics reveal a real poetic sensibility, and both Gesing and Venier are fine jazz composers who put their considerable instrumental skills in the service of the songs. The result: a unique and special group language and one of the season’s outstanding recordings.