Band- & CD-Review
ATS Records, Distributor: Extraplatte
Just as on their debut Album, Swantje Lampert (ss, ts) and Barbara Rektenwald (p) once again serve a charming jazz menu with a slightly nostalgic touch. This time, as a quarted with Peter Strutz Berger (b) and Andy Winkler (dr), steps are taken into a new world: Not only swinging jazz grooves, but also Balkan sounds, Waltz, Latin American and Chansoneskes find their place when "3 Arabs" stop over "in Bad Goisern" or the band makes it way to "Spitzbergen", as they state in the title of the CD. The music of The FeMale Jazz Art is melodic and well structured and has its best moments when the quartet opens up a bit, as with "Old Ship". On June 15, the due Lampert/Rektenwald will be in Capperi, Graz and on June 21 the quartet can be heard in Daking, Gaenserndorf.