TOP FIVE BEST VOCAL RELEASE 2017” - The New York City Jazz Record

NEW ALBUM: The Song Is You

RELEASE MARCH 26

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

BIO / LILLY


LILLY aka Lilly-Ann Hertzman (b. 1973)  
is a singer, songwriter and producer who has received great reviews for creating evocative songs and soundscapes of a rare kind and with a personal expression and sound. Her inspirations are many and goes across multiple genres with  jazz and singer-songwriter as the main ones. Her origins also cross borders, with a mother from Japan and a father from Denmark. 

Lilly has released four acclaimed albums. Two with own lyrics in English, Before The Crossing (2005) and Love Is A Sound (2009). Her third album, and the first with lyrics in Danish, was titled Menneskeblomst (2016), a selfinvented word that means Humanflower. The duoalbum , Tenderly feat.  Gilad Hekselman (2017) , received rave reviews from USA, Germany and Denmark, and was chosen as Top 5 Best Vocal Release 2017 by The New York City Jazz Record. 

Lilly is educated from the Royal Academy  of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, from the department of music & movement, and has played, recorded and collaborated with some of the finest, most talented and versatile creative musicians in Scandinavia, Europe and US.  Among others   Lew Soloff (US), Aaron Parks (US), Gilad Hekselman (ISR), Kirk Knuffke (US), Gustaf Ljunggren (S), Anders AC Christensen (DK), Jonas Berg (S), Jeppe Kjellberg (DK), Thommy Andersson (S), Krister Jonsson (S), Jacob Fischer (DK) a.o.  

www.lillysongs.com

BIO / GILAD HEKSELMAN

BIO / KIRK KNUFFKE

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