The Sweetest Sound Elsie Bianchi Trio

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Label: MPS Classical

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Cool

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  • 1Teach Me Tonight03:11
  • 2Fallin' in Love with Love04:02
  • 3Little Bird03:06
  • 4A Sleepin' Bee03:51
  • 5The Shadows of Paris04:08
  • 6Fiddler on the Roof03:33
  • 7The Sweetest Sound02:48
  • 8Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most04:22
  • 9Meditation03:46
  • 10Why Did I Choose You03:50
  • 11Little Blues03:38
  • 12Guess Who I Saw Today05:07
  • Total Runtime45:22

Info for The Sweetest Sound

Swiss singer-pianist Elsie Bianchi may not be a household name, but from the early 1950s through the 60’s she was one of the best jazz singers in Europe. Her sensuous voice and hip phrasing has shades of Anita O’Day. Elsie first gained fame through her appearances at the Zurich Jazz Festival in the early 50’s. Elsie and husband bassist Siro Bianchi toured the USA in 1958-59, playing at the legendary Lighthouse jazz club south of LA. She and Siro then began playing winters in Europe and summers in America before permanently moving to the States. Siro and MPS ‘house drummer’ Charly Antolini make it a tight trio. The standards Teach Me Tonight and Falling in Love show off Bianchi’s sophisticated voice and relaxed piano play, along with some impressive scatting. Elsie sticks to piano on the up tempo Latin Little Bird. There’s the comfortable swing of A Sleepin’ Bee, Mancini’s atmospheric waltz the Shadows of Paris, a jazzy instrumental on Fiddler On The Roof, and the title tune, an up-tempo piece of hopeful love. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most is an evocative instrumental ballad. Jobim’s Meditation brings on the bossa groove, and Elsie croons the heart-felt ballad Why Did I Choose You. Little Blues features the composer on piano and the trio in a shuffle groove. The ballad Guess Who I Saw Today tells the story of love betrayed.

Elsie Bianchi, piano, vocals
Siro Bianchi, bass
Charly Antolini, drums

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Elsie Bianchi
am 30. November 1930 als Elsie Brunner in Zürich geboren, lernte zunächst Akkordeon und machte eine kaufmännische Ausbildung. Am Jazzfestival Zürich, wo sie als Sängerin, Jazz-Akkordeonistin und Pianistin auftrat, wurde sie 1951-54 mehrfach ausgezeichnet. Mit ihrem Mann, dem Saxophonisten und Bassisten Siro Bianchi, trat sie in der Schweiz und in den USA auf, bis das Paar sich 1968 definitiv in den USA niederliess. 1978 gaben Siro und Elsie Bianchi den Musikerberuf auf und führten eine Sportartikel-Firma. Heute lebt Elsie Bianchi auf einer Farm in Georgia. Der Saxophonist und Jazzhistoriker Bruno Spörri und die Journalistin und Musikerin Christina Omlin sind zu Gast bei Andreas Müller-Crepon.

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