- I Cannot See
- Will There Really Be a Morning
- Good Morning Midnight
- My River
- When Plato was a Certainty
- One Sister
- Riverman Under the Light
- I Donít Know His Name
Roger Cicero - Vocals
Julia Hulsmann - Piano, Rhodes, Nord Modular
Marc Muellbauer - Bass
Heinrich Kobberling - Drums
Tilman Ehrhorn - Electronics
Martin Auer, Rainer Brennecke - Flugel
Jonas Schoen - Alto
Sarah Willis - French Horn
Christian Gerber - Bandoneon.
This recording sets to music
the poetry of Emily Dickinson, who spent her
whole life in a rural community in Amherst,
Massachusetts. She died in 1886 at the age
of 56, long before jazz was ever invented.
Julia Hulsmann, the pianist and composer responsible
for this work, has recently been described
by the WELT AM SONNTAG as "currently
the most prominent pianist in the jazz scene".
Partner on the record is
Roger Cicero, son of the late Eugen Cicero,
He has a fine voice and interprets
the songs well and Julia is a very talented
pianist and the leader of a very competent
trio. I have to confess to enjoying this offering
more than I expected, but I really donít now
why anyone would want to match a 19th
century poetís work with that of a 21st
Century jazz pianist.
The sleeve note and the publicity
say how well it works, but I donít think so!
It seems to me that Roger is a fine singer,
Julia an exceptional pianist and no doubt
Emily was a good poet, but the mixture is
not for me.