:: Theo Bleckmann and Fumio Yasuda
songs of love and war, peace and exile
Theo Bleckmann [vocals]
Fumio Yasuda [piano, arrangements]
Todd Reynolds [violin]
Courtney Orlando [violin]
Caleb Burhans [viola]
Wendy Sutter [cello]

Winter&Winter 910 138-2

[winter and winter]

Neue Ruhr Zeitung: "So innig und fragil hat man die Songs noch nicht gehört."
May 25, 2008

Democrat and Chronicle: "Life is a cabaret for Bleckmann, whose voice is reminiscent of war-ridden Germany, the kind of entertainment that hid in dark, street-corner nightclubs to forget the woes of war in early 20th century Berlin. But somehow, the experience is completely thrilling and intense […] The message is clear; I could listen for hours without needing to know a single word."
May 2008

All about Jazz.com: "Il lavoro è molto accurato e ben fatto, il repertorio raffinato, i brani richiamano alla memoria la Berlino di Weill ma in una prospettiva nuova e orientata alla musica contemporanea 'colta'; alcune tracce poi sono notissime: la celeberrima 'Lili Marleen' ne è un esempio."
May 2008