Fine Music Magazine Jazz In Conversation
Described as ‘one of the most compelling voices to emerge on her instrument in recent years’ (Dan Bilawksy, All about Jazz), Australian-born New York based trumpeter/composer Nadje Noordhuis possesses one of the most unforgettably lyrical voices in modern music. Her deeply felt, clarion tone and evocative compositional gift meld classical rigor, jazz expression, and world music accents into a sound that is distinctively her own.
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Growing up in Australia, a land bereft of castles, to read Hans Christian Andersen’s collected tales was to step into a world of pure fantasy. I marvelled at his imagining of princes and princesses, of snow and frozen rivers, not quite understanding that, in Europe, reality was closer than it appeared.
Malcolm Arnold – the centenary of whose birth we celebrate on 21 October – was subject throughout his life to severe depression and extreme mood swings which, with acute alcoholism, led to several suicide attempts.