?an aural celebration of some of the best vocal tracks on the MA Recordings label.
Redbook CD in mini-gatefold album package, printed in Japan.
Every singer has his or her own unique voice and MA has always attempted to augment this by recording in large, acoustic spaces, each with its own unique sonic characteristics. The sound of an elegant voice in an equally elegant, reverberant church or concert hall, simply cannot be copied in the traditional studio environment. The singer sings in (and with) the space, creating a recorded musical statement of everlasting beauty.
All tracks on ?Voices?, except ?Birmingham Jail? by Sheila Jordan (track 14), were recorded in beautiful sounding churches in Europe and Argentina. The compilation starts with a medieval French song adapted and sung in Swedish(!) by Susanne Rosenberg, and ends with a solo vocal performance by Ling Ling Zhang of a popular Chinese song. Along the way, after an initial tribute to the glory and genius of J. S. Bach, we embark on a journey thru the Latin music traditions of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Argentina. The listener sets off on a multicultural vocal journey, unlike any other.
As for the graphic presentation of this compilation, the stunning image on the cover was created by the renowned fashion photographer Peter Han, who is also an avid fan of the MA label. While there is no obvious direct connection between the image and the music, the beauty and artistic sensuality of Peter`s photo is certainly equal to that of the music, both having profound human qualities. Peter`s amazing photos can also be seen on the covers of J. S. Bach`s solo cello suites, performed by Swiss cellist Martin Zeller. At the time of this writing, only volume one is available. For more on Peter`s beautiful work, please check out: www.peterhanstudio.com