現在
歌手:許郁瑛(YuYing Hsu)
2017-10-20 | 國語音樂
專輯售價:171元(9首)
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• 專輯介紹
睽違五年,爵士鋼琴家許郁瑛帶來全新創作專輯,以經典的爵士五重奏編制——小號、次中音薩克斯風、鋼琴、低音提琴、鼓——呈現十首主題鮮明的原創曲目,搭配這醞釀了五年的故事,讓聽眾細細品味如陳年好酒般的《現在》happened,
happening 。

郁瑛以擅長描寫的、極具神秘氣息的鋼琴三重奏作品〈Ouverture (pour un
film)〉揭開序幕,精心編排的曲序帶領聽眾進入一場與爵士巨人 Thelonious
Monk 的跨時空追逐〈Catching THE Monk〉,將 Monk 名曲〈Crepuscule with
Nellie〉和〈Ruby, My Dear〉結合而成的〈Nellie, My Dear〉則是早與大師約好的下午茶暢談。

習慣用音樂記錄著旅程,郁瑛也將阿姆斯特丹紅燈區、冰島傑古沙龍冰河湖與港澳巡演的所見所聞幻化為音樂創作〈Amsterdam Red Light District〉、〈One for
Jökulsárlón〉和〈Three People on a Trip〉。而在專輯中一同「發聲」的是此次力邀共同合作的紐約爵士樂界頂尖好手 Alex Sipiagin、Donny McCaslin、Boris
Kozlov 和 Donald Edwards,精湛動人的技巧完美地詮釋出郁瑛細膩的作曲。專輯末則以自我對話的獨白系列收場,如〈Last Minute〉為錄音前一天,郁瑛於紐約中央公園長椅上,將心裡按捺不住的興奮和隨之而來的焦躁譜成音符;〈Red
Velvet〉則將聽眾帶回內心深處最安靜的角落,用純粹的鋼琴獨奏悄聲畫上句點。

本專輯遠赴紐約 Systems Two 錄音室由葛萊美獎錄音工程師 Mike Marciano 錄製,並由曾為 Andre Previn, Whitney Houston, Sting, Herbie Hancock 等人效力過、同為葛萊美獎錄音工程師的 Dave Darlington 擔任混音後製,帶給聽眾最細緻的聽覺享受。

• 演奏者的話
一直以來,我習慣用音樂記錄對生命的體驗,異地之旅所見所聞、在博物館裡喜歡的畫前發呆、為喜歡的電影導演、作家與爵士大師而寫的心情抒發,這些生活中實際發生的一切都是我創作靈感的泉源,而生命中的點點滴滴放大後用不同的橫切面檢視總會發現許多趣味之處。於是我累積了一些音符,在 2012 年的冬天去了一趟紐約 Systems Two Recording Studio,完成了我的第一張爵士五重奏錄音作品。

我希望專輯中的音樂能帶著你和我一起重遊阿姆斯特丹紅燈區,感受狹小巷弄中駢肩雜遝人來人往的奇特男人味和從櫥窗傳來不間斷的香豔誘惑;能把我在紐約中央公園皺著眉頭徘徊、最後選了一棵樹前長椅坐下,用音符飛快抓住錄音前最後一刻的興奮與緊張感忠實呈現;我希望和你分享當我找到巧妙拼貼 Thelonious
Monk 兩首作品方式時一人在房間開懷大笑的暢快,而我也將永遠伸長了手追趕這位爵士巨人的腳步;這一切的一切讓我好好坐下來,從序曲開始為你演奏。

謝謝 Alex Sipiagin、Donny McCaslin、Boris Kozlov 和 Donald Edwards,你們精湛動人的詮釋讓這些作品比我想像的完美還更完美。

沈澱了好一陣子,《現在》是與你分享的時候了!

— 許郁瑛, 2017 年 10 月

For the longest time I've been documenting my life experiences through the sound of music, from everyday thoughts to exotic travels, from private reveries before favorite paintings in a museum to personal notes on the wondrous work of film directors, authors, or jazz masters. Everything that happens in real life inspires me. Each single moment when scrutinized always evokes a wealth of fun. After I'd written a few melodies, finally in the winter of 2012 I went to the Systems Two Recording Studio in New York and recorded my very first jazz quintet album.

I hope the music in this album will transport you to the Red Light District in Amsterdam, where I was once entranced by the unique male scent lingering in the

narrow, crowded alleyways and the irresistible, salacious temptations in the display windows; or allow you to feel the butterflies in my stomach as I finally picked a bench under the tree in the Central Park to sit and jotted down music at the last minute before I had to go into the recording studio. Through this album I hope to share with you my peals of unrestrained laughter when sitting alone in my room I found a way to interweave two songs of Thelonious Monk and wrote “Nellie, My Dear.” And I will always aspire to catch up with Monk the jazz master. Finally, let me tell these stories starting from “Ouverture (pour un film)” — the beginning of everything.

Heartfelt thanks go out to Alex Sipiagin, Donny McCaslin, Boris Kozlov, and Donald Edwards, who have brought these pieces alive and far beyond my imagination.

This album is a true analog to my life, past and present. With my heart aflutter, now I present to you happened, happening.

— YuYing Hsu, October 2017
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