Release: February 3, 2023
Jazz flute meets hammond organ trio on Isabelle Bodenseh’s “Flowing Mind” (GLM Records) this February, in a celebration of the reinvigoration and relief shared by many after the Coronavirus pandemic.
The period saw the flautist face adversity on two fronts. The first, a total shutdown of performances, was shared by many. But the virus also caused her to lose her breath, the basis of her craft and livelihood as a flute player.
The waves of adrenaline she felt travelling to her first gig post-pandemic released an inner dam, both of creativity (hence the album’s name) and by easing her breathing.
Historically the preferred soloist of the classic organ trio lineup has been the tenor saxophone, but Bodenseh’s stylistic idioms and extended flute techniques provide a refreshingly new take on the format.
Influenced by her classical training, love for the jazz tradition and time spent in Cuba studying the Afro-Cuban style, the album presents a series of original compositions performed by an ensemble of long-term collaborators and dear friends.
Frequent shifts in texture and mood create the space for each member of the ensemble to make their mark on the record’s voice. Adventurous improvisation, bubbling, laid back grooves and confidently lyrical compositions come together to convey Bodenseh’s sense of joy through embracing her creativity after a long period of darkness.
Isabelle Bodenseh | Flutes
Thomas Bauser | Hammond Organ
Lorenzo Petrocca | Guitar
Lars Binder | Drums
Hilde Singer-Biedermann | Violin (Track 9)
Ruth Sarrazin | Cello (Track 9)
Flowing Mind (Bonus Track)
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