“TOP FIVE BEST VOCAL RELEASE 2017” - The New York City Jazz Record
NEW ALBUM: The Song Is You
Lilly has released four critically acclaimed albums and the most recent, the duo album from 2017, Tenderly feat. Gilad Hekselman, received an overwhelmingly positive response from the US, Germany and Denmark and was selected as Top 5 Best Vocal Release 2017 by The New York City Jazz Record.
In a review they a.o. wrote : “Lillys and Hekselman’s arrangements reach almost the impossible of regenerating standards like the title track, “You Go To My Head”, “Skylark” and “Day Dream” to the point of ownership rather than reinterpretation” (...) “Tenderly is a truly superb recording, which rightly raises the expectations for her next effort”.
Now Lilly is ready with a new album, that will be her fifth. It was recorded on Aug 1st 2019 at Big Orange Sheep Studio i Brooklyn, New York. Gilad Hekselman performs again and on all ten songs. This time he generously shares his many versatile musical gifts on both acoustic and electric guitar as well as percussion and bodypercussion on a couple of songs. The cornetist, Kirk Knuffke, contributes with his eminent playing on seven songs.
This new album features interpretations and arrangements of eight well-known and lesser-known jazz standards, a new composition by Lilly, Five Wild Geese, and an evocative version of the trad. Scarborough Fair. It is characterized by the open mood of the recording day and a playful approach. It offers moods of both light and lightness, darkness and heaviness, glow, soul and swing.
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““Lillys and Hekselman’s arrangements reach almost the impossible of regenerating standards like the title track, “You Go To My Head”, “Skylark” and “Day Dream” to the point of ownership rather than reinterpretation” ” - The New York City Jazz Records