Cécile Verny Quartet - „...Memory Lane“-Tour 2014/15 current CD and DVD “Memory Lane” © 14.11.2014 / Jazzhaus Records
After the band presented their 8th highly regarded studio album “Fear &Faith” (2013), showing their ever progressing style, the German-French Quartet, now in its 25th year, is presenting “Memory Lane”, as a live CD/DVD compilation and also live on stage. It is a combination of new and old compositions from the repertoire of this special band with their exceptional front lady, Cécile Verny.
On the walk down “Memory Lane”, CVQ proves they can be extremely diverse, as seen in their 25 year evolution, yet they do not lose their musical identity. On the contrary, their musical diversity is what defines the band.
The path leads from bluesy swing to anthemic (Soul) ballads with a deep theatrical breath and lovely Bossa Nova. Cécile Verny unveils her entire vocal and musical spectrum and proves she can charm with the fantastic dramatics of her voice.
She and the band journey through archaic blues, casual groovy, rock sliding, ground stomping and yet equally rhythmically sophisticated, flirtatiously melodic, delicately melancholic and moderately fervent prayer to gospel sounds…and do so always with great musicality, great joy, deep soul and improvisational ingenuity.