- Beautiful, elegant and highly creative performances of timeless songs. [All about Jazz]
Music for a while, lead by Norway's uncrowned queen of cabaret, Tora Augestad, released their long-awaited second album with the ambiguous title Graces that refrain to high acclaim.
As leading lady for Music for a while, Augestad fronts a dream team of Norwegian jazz musicians: Stian Carstensen (Farmers Market), Mathias Eick (Jaga Jazzist, Manu Katché), Martin Taxt (Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Koboku Senju) and Pål Hausken (In the Country, Susanna). What particularly characterizes Music for a while, is the group´s personal, organic and creative treatment of the material. On their critically acclaimed first album, Weill Variations, the band did original and fresh versions of Kurt Weill´s immortal music. Graces that refrain features fearless "cover versions" of compositions in classical music: from John Dowland to Poulenc.
ERIK SATIE: Je te veux, FRANCIS POULENC: La reine de Coeur · Les Chemins de l´amour, FRANZ S. BRUINIER: Erinnerung and die Marie A., FRANZ SCHUBERT: Der Leiermann, GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL: Lascia ch´io pianga, GIUSEPPE VERDI : Ave Maria, HENRY PURCELL: Hush, no more, JOHN DOWLAND: Flow My Tears · Come Again, TRAD. : Une Jeume Filette