Nuna Shoesmith - Sextet


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I'm Nuna Shoesmith, a professional singer. I studied at the Conservatory when it was still strictly classical music and at the age of 22 I moved to Australia where I decided to direct my musical career in a different way dedicating myself to jazz, soul, funk, blues, pop and later on also to teaching and vocal coaching. In Australia I worked with some of the most interesting names of the Australian jazz scene such as Miroslav Bukovsky (Wanderlust), James Greening (Ten Part Invention) , Kevin Hunt, Jeremy Sawkins, Monica Trapaga, Fabian Hevia (The Catholics). After a previous record in 2013 written four hands with Roberto Fiorucci, who plays the Chapman Stick, in which we brought for the first time in the discography a project where the Stick and the voice were the main instruments, in 2020, when the pandemic took away the work of the nights in the clubs and many of the singing students I had, my salvation was writing, composing new songs.
Thus was born my second album "Courage", sung entirely in English. The only possible title was Courage, because it is a unique project in the international music scene, because it wants to come out at a time when music no longer sells, because it is a record of a musician who has not given up and because it is a record essentially
rhythmic, with a strong jazz influence, but it sounds completely different from a typical jazz work. It's a record with a very open sound, refined but with an extremely immediate impact on the listener, that referring to jazz, ranges in soul and pop, where pop is intended as a musical macro-genre with many forms. I would say an album with a different approach. The chordophone instruments such give way to a three horns section, drums and
double bass. The idea of not using piano or guitar, was what prompted me to write the arrangements. I would venture to guess that the lyrics could also be considered brave. I sing about violence against women (Body of bruises), about peace as an inner quest (Hunger for peace), about the complexity of relationships with others and with ourselves (The fourth view). I also dedicate some songs to people who have influenced my musical career (A gift to Stevie) and to the journeys that have had an impact on my artistic life (Riding a Vespa in Rio). There are 8 original tracks and one cover-vocal of a Lee Ritenour (Pearl) song for which I wrote the lyrics.
Trusting in your intuition and certain that an international audience, as well as Italian, is eager to listen to a project that tells about the courage, I send you my best wishes for good work and a happy life hoping to receive soon your feedback.

COURAGE                                                                                           

We are pleased to introduce “ Courage ”, a unique project in the international music scene, composed and sung by Nuna Shoesmith and performed together with her “unusual” sextet. It is an album with a with a different approach , a strong jazz influence. It's a record with a very open sound, refined but with an extremely immediate impact on the listener, that referring to jazz, ranges in soul and pop, where pop is intended as a musical macro-genre with many forms. an album. The chordophone instruments such give way to a three horns section, drums and double bass.   Nuna’s voice is like a musical instrument which ranges through a synthesis from blues, jazz, pop to rock. In this album she sings about violence against women , Body of bruises, about peace as an inner quest ,Hunger for peace, about the complexity of relationships with others and with ourselves ,The fourth view . One of the tunes is dedicated to Stevie Wonder (A gift to Stevie) who has influenced her musical career , and Riding a Vespa in Rio celebrates the journeys that have had an impact on her artistic life. There are 8 original tracks and one cover-vocal of a Lee Ritenour (Pearl) song for which she wrotes the lyrics.


Nuna Shoesmith Voice

Giancarlo Romani Trumpet

Michele Fortunato Trombone

Pierfrancesco Cacace Saxophone

Flavia Ostini Double Bass

Giampaolo Scatozza Drums

Songs by Nuna Shoesmith Track n. 1-4-7-8
Nuna Shoesmith and Roberto Fiorucci Track n. 3-5-9
Lee Ritenour, Nuna Shoesmith Track n.2
Horns arrangement: Stefano Scatozza
Recorded and Mixed By Clive Simpson at Extrabit Recording Studio


Album


Nuna Shoesmith Voice
Giancarlo Romani Trumpet
Michele Fortunato Trombone
Pierfrancesco Cacace Saxophone
Flavia Ostini Double Bass
Giampaolo Scatozza Drums

 

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