Marie-Paule Franke cd-release 'Clouds'

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Op 21 maart 2020 stelt Marie-Paule Franke haar nieuw album 'Clouds' voor in Cultureel Centrum De Meet Sint-Laureins.

Haar kompanen zijn: Sal La Rocca (contrabas), Sabin Todorov (piano) en Lieven Venken (drums).

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Een paar dagen later is ze in New York te beluisteren:

26 maart 2020, Club Bonafide
212 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

Norbert Stachel & Fred De Cristófaro,  wind instruments
Fred Dong Feng Liu, keyboards
John Benitez, bass
Francis Steve Benitez, drums/percussion

28 maart 2020, Gin Fizz Harlem
308 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027

Norbert Stachel & Fred De Cristófaro,  wind instruments
Fred Dong Feng Liu, keyboards
John Benitez, bass
Francis Steve Benitez, drums/percussion


In November 2018, while visiting the Jazz clubs in New York, she met multiple Grammy award winner John Benitez and this led to a collaboration.

In april 2019 they recorded the album ‘Clouds’ which contains nine of her own compositions. The album is produced and arranged by John Benitez and recorded in the Mozart studio in New York.

The musicians she worked with for this album are John Benitez (electric bass and double bass), Fred De Christófaro (tenor and alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet), Norbert Stachel (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass flute), Jim Ridl (acoustic piano and Hammond B3 organ), Francis Benitez (drums and percussion) and last but not least Kostadin Kamcev (mixing and mastering).

To put it in her words: “To have worked with these amazing people in the Mozart studio felt like a harmonious sequence of natural interactions that brought my music to a higher level and inevitably led to a magical result. I am delighted to share this experience with the world through this album and anxiously looking forward to performing it live, which will be the ultimate thrill”

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