Jasmin Bayer

* Summer Melodies *

Jasmin Bayer * vocal
Peter Tuscher * trumpet, fluegelhorn
Davide Roberts * piano
Chris Lachotta * bass
Christos Asonitis * drums

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1. The Very Thought Of You (Ray Noble) 2:41 * 2. Summer Melodies 4:43 * 3. You Sold Me Down The River 4:01 * 4. There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones/Marty Symes) 4:06 * 5. Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) 7:57 * 6. No Use Lying To A Liar 4:48 * 7. Mona Lisa (Livingston/Evans) 3:47 * 8. Her Passion Is Chemistry 4:14 * 9. Goldfinger (John Barry/Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley) 4:18 * 10. That’s Clear 4:11 * 11. Endeavour 5:19 * 12. Come Share This Minute 4:23
All lyrics by Jasmin Bayer, all compositions by Jasmin Bayer/Davide Roberts except (1,4,5,7,9)

“Jasmin Bayer is a discovery. Her jazz concerts show a talented and experienced singer with her own repertory as well as standards, an immaculate warm intonation, a charismatic stage presence. This is her first album that might be a surprise for many. Her CD is very different to the often heard US Songbooks, very individual, for Jasmin writes the majority of her repertory herself and composes together with her pianist Davide Roberts.” — Matthias Winckelmann, ENJA Records

“(…) Everybody in the club will be thrilled and swept away by this album with finest swing and finest Straight-ahead Jazz.”
“(…) Bayer knows every trick in the book: she has an immaculate pronunciation and articulation, great feeling for rhythm, her voice can be sensual and affectionate as well as full of sarcasm.” — KulturNews

“”Straight-ahead Jazz” is the perfect description of Jasmin Bayer’s debut album “Summer Melodies”. Musicologist Ekkehard Jost could have taken her musical cosmos as the perfect example for his “Sozialgeschichte des Jazz in den USA”!” — KulturPort

“Straight-ahead Jazz, perfectly concocted by the former actress and singer Jasmin Bayer.” — SpiegelOnline

“Jasmin Bayer has a wonderful voice (…)”
“Rising star in the jazz scene (…)” — Süddeutsche Zeitung

“A master of Jazz ballads.” — Augsburger Allgemeine

“(…) With singer, composer, and lyricist Jasmin Bayer from Munich we’re introduced to a new, exciting Jazz voice. “Summer Melodies” is her first album and full of brilliance (…)” — Jazz Thing, April/May 2017, Christoph Giese

“There was a phase in the history of jazz in the 1950s and 1960s that combined elements of Swing, Modern Jazz and Latin to a classical art form. Stars like Billie Holiday, Lester Young or Chet Baker belonged to that era. Singer Jasmin Bayer together with Pianist Davide Roberts composed jazz songs out of that spirit. (…) Right away the audience was introduced to that mood and feeling of being in a New York jazz bar, for Jasmin Bayer sang with the “black” timbre and her four musicians didn’t spare with Swing and Blue Notes (…)” — OVB, June 2017, Richard Prechtl about the concert at Le Pirate, Rosenheim

“(…) Her program “Summer Melodies”, corresponding with the current album by enja Records, the temperamental singer with the strong vibrato offered light but never shallow entertainment. The songs, often with a Latin touch and full of esprit, especially with the virtuous, brilliant soli of pianist Davide Roberts and trumpeter Peter Tuscher put the audience in the enjoyable mood for prolonged applause.” — Mittelbayerische Zeitung, Michael Scheiner about the concert at 36. Bayerisches Jazzweekend, Regensburg

“(…) Jasmin Bayer’s versatile voice displayed the exuberant joy of life as well as melancholy and real mourning. She sang the James Bond title song “Skyfall” in it’s typical dramatic way and with that certain twinkle in her voice she performed “The Green Unicorn”. Her congenial companion, Davide Roberts, performed with his temperamental and explosive musical enthusiasm in his solo parts, to take back with fine sparkling piano playing and precisely set counterpoints. A positive surprise was the extremely attentive, finely tuned trumpet played by Florian Brandl. Markus Wagner on bass as well as Christos Asonitis on drums showed their fine improvisational mastery. The audience appreciated that with ripples of spontaneous applause and a rapturous final applause that wouldn’t stop.” — Passauer Neue Presse, February 2018, Uli Brunnlechner about the concert in Stadtkino Trostberg