Sne (lp)

Album cover art for upc 8594047980415
Catalog: MIN50-1
Format: VINYL


On her fifth album, pianist and composer Beata Hlavenkova appears as singer for the first time. Her main musical partner on this album is Oskar Török who has contributed not only in his traditional role as trumpetist but also as drummer, percussionist and singer. The title SNE is a shortcut for everything that the album contains: poems (baSNE), songs (píSNE) and dreams (SNEní). Beata has chosen poems by her favorite authors, Petr Borkovec and Bohuslav Reynek, and set them to music. Two of the songs are based on her own texts and two others musicalize lyrics by Dorota Barova and Martin Vedej. In foregrounding the song form on this album, Beata removes her music further away from the limits of jazz within which she used to operate, and brings it forward in the direction of contemporary cross-genre songwriting. Her unique style, however, is still very much recognizable.

Price: $35.99