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November 2020
9:00 PM
Main Hall, reversed stage
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

Lucia Cadotsch: Speak Low II | cancelled


Lucia Cadotsch* – vocal
Otis Sandsjö* – tenor saxophone
Petter Eldh* – double bass

* The artists' appearance depends on the covid-19 situation in Poland and internationally. 


Music from the album Speak Low

Lucia Cadotsch / Speak Low
Lucia Cadotsch / Speak Low fot. mat. prasowe

The Swiss singer Lucia Cadotsch is known to fans of jazz and independent music for her performances in such groups as Yellow Bird, Schneeweiss und Rosenrot or Hayden Chisholm and Lucerne Jazz Orchestra. She has proved to be a subtle artist, gifted with a pure, melancholic and hypnotic voice. The feeling of unreality, the oneiric atmosphere that Cadotsch creates in her music accompanies the compositions that made up her debut album, released in 2016 under the title Speak Low.

This album is unputdownable. Its atmosphere is so captivating, intimate, quiet and saturated with a sense of sadness and tension. This is due to the musicians whom the singer invited to record: the tenor saxophonist Otis Sandsjö and the double bass player Petter Eldh (both will also perform in the Koma Saxo project during this year’s Jazztopad). The music accompanying the singing, although devoid of percussion instruments, gives the compositions a pulse – sometimes calm, sometimes nervous and violent – showing a new depth of well-known, canonical pieces.

Cadotsch explains that Speak Low is a kind of tribute, an expression of gratitude to her musical soul mates from the past. “It's kind of a thank you letter to Billie Holiday and Nina Simone,” she added. We hear new interpretations of such famous compositions as Black Is the Color of My True Loves Hair, Wild Is the Wind, Gloomy Sunday or the moving protest-song Strange Fruit. The Swiss singer and Swedish musicians shed new light on the songs, saving the exhibits in the jazz history museum from darkness. It may be trivial to talk about beauty, but the Speak Low album is indeed full of sad beauty. If this description is clichéd, let it be so.

NFM – City of Wrocław institution of culture co-managed by:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.