Beginning To See The Light
Ursula Oswald (voc), Thomas Rückert (p), Rue Protzer (g), Markus Schieferdecker (b),
Hendrik Smock, special guests: John Marshall (tp), Matthias Bergmann (tp, fl-h)
Recorded and mixed by Oliver Bergner at Hansahaus Studios Bonn, August 2004, mastered by Alex
Klier at Ixk Stdios Munich
With the album "Beginning To See The Light" the Munich singer Ursula Oswald
presents eleven standards of well-known composers and songwriters. Her musical expedition goes from Duke Ellington´s "I´m Beginning To See The Light", which gave the album the title, "Come
Together" from the Beatles songbook written by John Lennon and Paul Mc Cartney, to "The Boy From Ipanema" of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Pop
classics like "Come Together" and "Time After Time" have been polished up for the CD with own arrangements
and sound fresher than ever.
Ursula Oswald´s voice captivates through warmth and expression - her singing
gets under the skin. Feeling vocal passages change with virtuoso instrumental
solos and vocal improvisations. There is a permanent dialog between the
Ursula Oswald is accompanied by a first rate group:
- Pianist Thomas Rückert from Cologne - he became a talking point with various CD trio records, which were highly acclaimed.
- Guitar player Rue Protzer - he is a demanded live and studio musician,
plays in several formations and currently with international stars like
Adam Nussbaum, John Goldsby and Ack van Rooyen.
- Bassist Markus Schieferdecker is very busy, among others with the Nuremberg "Sunday Night Orchestra", once he played with Albert
Mangelsdorff´s "German Jazz Masters".
- Drummer Hendrick Smock plays with the Martin Sasse Trio and recorded
with Johannes Enders and the Lutz Häfner Quartet.
John Marshall (tp) is guest solist in "I Can´t Get Started", Matthias
Bergman (tp and fl-h) in "Lover Man" and "The Boy From Ipanema".