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Released on the 12th October 2012 by JAZZ 'n' ARTS


Caroll Vanwelden Sings Shakespeare Sonnets
all music by caroll vanwelden
all lyrics by william shakespeare

 all lyrics (sonnets) downloadable here
Press text Germany Release

NDR Jazz-album der Woche 43 Play Jazz! by Mauretta Heinzelmann
Financial Times Deutschland: Veröffentlichungen der Woche 5/5 by Sabine Meinert
Stereo Magazine by Thomas Hintze 12/2012 "Jazz-CD des Monats & Audiophiles Highlight"
Review Mannheimer Morgen from Release gig during Enjoy Jazz Festrival
Jazz Podium by Tobias Böcker 11/2012
Rhein Neckar Zeitung by Rainer Köhl 6.11.2012
Jazz Podium by Thorsten Hingst 11/2012 (Rezension)
Fono Forum by Thomas Hintze 12/2012 5 Sterne
Jazzzeitung by Klaus Hübner 5/2012 (Porträt)
Stereoplay by Werner Stiefele-Klangtipp 12/2012
Jazzthing by Rolf Thomas Nov-Jan
Concerto (Austria) by Gerhard Strejcek 5/2012 8.10.2012
Wiener Zeitung 19.10.2012 (Austria) by Gerhard Strejcek
Musenblaetter.de, Sabine Kaufmann 7.9.2012 "Der Mußenkuss"
8.9.2012 in "SWR2 Journal am Abend" von Matthias Spindler (mp3)
BIT Magazine by Jacques Ziegler 8.10.2012
Reviews Jazz 10 12 Cinesoundz 18.10.2012

Recklinghäuser Zeitung
Music Zoom (Italy)
Gdansk review concert for Gdansk Shakespeare Theater
TV footage Polen Panorama (between min 15.15 and min 17.52)
Globe Theater Neuss concert review NGZ
Globe Theater Neuss concert review WZ
TV footage Hungary (between min 00.21.25 and 00.24.00)

Caroll Vanwelden
Thomas Siffling
Mini Schulz
Markus Faller

piano, voice, arrangements
trumpet, flughelhorn
double bass
drums, percussion

Belgium is not only the origin of delicious chocolate, but also of the charismatic singer and pianist Caroll Vanwelden. With her unique Jazz 'N' Arts debut with the "Shakespeare Sonnets", she majestically conquers new territory supported by her congenial musicians Thomas Siffling (trumpet, flgh), Markus Faller (drums, perc) and Mini Schulz (double bass). She combines Shakespeare´s sonnets with her own compositions to a ground breakingly fresh and emotional jazzy sound. The amazing intensity of the composition elevate Shakespeare´s words to a new dimension. Caroll Vanwelden´s voice transmits accuracy and comfort with an astonishing gift to create the appropriate ambiance.
The artist presents each of the selected sonnets in an exceptional setting: at times forceful, intense, driven, at times, relaxed, mellow, smooth, then again vibrant and vigorous or cheerful and even sly. The golden thread of the album called
"Caroll Vanwelden Sings Shakespeare Sonnets"  is the well-balanced arrangement of all sixteen sonnets.
Caroll Vanwelden, a graduate of the famous London Guildhall School of Music and Drama - with illustrious graduates such as Orlando Bloom, Daniel Graig and Dave Holland - is accompanied by a great band with the skill to play music that combines unparalleled transparency with plasticity.
With this album she propels the great Shakespeare unexpectedly into the world of big jazz librettist and interprets his lyrics into contemporary music in wonderful arrangements.