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Luck Child

Luck Child

Fay Claassen

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917342529
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Catalog number: CR 73425
Releasedate: 06-01-17

- Luck Child is the most personal and most emotional release of award-winning Dutch singer Fay Claassen

- te selection of songs that Fay put together consists of the singer’s absolute 'Heart-Songs' like Paul McCartney’s Blackbird, Paul Simon’s One Trick Pony, but also Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone and Billie Holiday’s God Bless The Child

- on her 8th solo album Fay Claassen again touches your heart with her beautiful voice and goes straight in to the listener's soul

- the song Fay has been dedicated by Kenny Wheeler to Fay

With this album, Luck Child, a long-standing wish of Dutch jazz singer Fay Claassen is fulfilled. It is an ode to youth and beauty with a mix of old and new songs. This compilation consists mostly of songs that she has been singing for many years but has never before recorded. Famous and beloved songs like Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird,” Paul Simon’s “One Trick Pony,” Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child,” and songs by Burt Bacharach, and Ennio Morricone are presented alongside new compositions by Paul Heller. This is Fay Claassen’s most personal and most emotional release to date, and she will touch the listener’s heart with her beautiful voice that goes straight to the soul.
Singer Fay Claassen recorded her own albums together with many international musicians such as Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Toots Thielemans, and she was invited as soloist for many album recordings by the WDR Big Band, Bob Brookmeyers New Art Orchestra, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra and the Danish Radio Big Band.

She cooperated with well known conducters and arrangers such as Jim Mc Neely, Vince Mendoza and Michael Abene. Fay was rewarded with The Golden Record for her double album Two Portraits of Chet Baker. Jazz Times USA wrote about this album: ’An Astonishing Album’, Down Beat: ‘A mega-production with extremely solo contributions’.

In the Winners Poll of All About Jazz USA the album was proclaimed as ‘Best Vocal Album of the Year’. Moreover, for other albums Fay received a Grammy longlist nomination and an Edison Award. In 2011 her succesfull album SING! with the WDR Big Band and the WDR Rundfunk Orchester conducted and arranged by Michael Abene was presented. As guest soloist Fay was often invited by the Metropole Orkest and Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Her effortless skill of improvisation not only brought her on stages in Europe, but also in Japan, China and the U.S.A.