Reija Lang

Soundoscope

Album
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Album information

PerformerReija Lang
Released2010
Typecd
Players
  • Mikko-Ville Luolajan-Mikkola
  • Petri Krzywacki
  • Reija Lang
LabelHub Productions
Producer

Recorded at Varistoteles Studio, Helsinki, 11-12/2009
Mixed 1-2/2010, mastered 2/2010
Engineer: Markku Veijonsuo

Biography

Soundscope is an album by Reija Lang Trio, released on 7th April 2010 by Hub Productions. 

Reija Lang’s multitoned and beautiful vocals, Petri Krzywack’s talented guitar handling and Mikko-Ville Luolajan-Mikkola’s rhythmic bass riffs and masterful violin play conjure an interesting texture. Engineer Markku Veijonsuo’s work in creating the clear, rich and extensive soundscape has been indispensable.

Soundscope naturally brings together Luolajan-Mikkola’s compositions and Lang’s lyrics and the world’s famous jazz composers’ pieces, rarely heard in song versions. The album features pieces from Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespiel, Cole Porter, Dori Caymmi and Ralph Towner. In addition the album presents a special arrangement of legendary jazz bassist Ron McClure’s “Pink Cloud”, with Lang’s lyrics it tells in a symbolic way about mustangs galloping on the prairie and jumping into heaven.

“I had been thinking of making a trio album for a long time. Mikko-Ville, Petri and I have been playing together for a long time in different occasions and therefore we had a good working space. It let our expression to come out and be filtered through our musical visions and different backgrounds. Maybe there can be heard the edges of our personalities and then again the clang refined by those edges”, states Reija Lang.

Tracklist

  1. A Night On The Island
  2. Invitation
  3. Something Worth Waiting For (Con Alma)
  4. How I Wish (Ask Me Now)
  5. For Sophie
  6. Like A Lover
  7. Pink Cloud On The Sky
  8. Cosmic Snake
  9. Duke Ellington’s Sound Of Love
  10. In The Still Of The Night
  11. Celeste
  12. Peace Piece as introduction to Very Early