Ida Landsberg is a singer, pianist and songwriter, born in Berlin. Since 1998 Ida plays gigs as a jazz and bossa nova singer in clubs and venues, theatres, in the radio, at festivals and events both in Germany and Italy. EQ Music Singapore released her first two solo albums “Jazz Moments” with piano player Francesco Moraca, “Acoustic Bossa Nova” with guitarist Simone Salvatore – that was published again by Hitman Jazz (Thailand).
Ida Haendel’s sinewy and athletic reading of the often under-rated Britten combines toughness with a cumulative dramatic impetus which is hard to resist. Berglund and the Bournemouth players respond with a terse and argumentative vigour, suitably balanced between resignation and defiant rhetoric, especially in the closing Passacaglia. The Walton Concerto, also dating from 1938-9, is played with an apposite blend of inscrutable panache, as in the irrepressibly brilliant central movement, and elsewhere, a sensuous, if occasionally over-indulgent languor. Rare lapses in the finale can be safely overlooked, in a performance of eloquence and undisputed stature.
IDA is a departure for a long journey and also the beginning of the route for a great saxophonist named Ricardo Izquierdo, a young Cuban musician who draws from his Afro-cuban roots and his Bebop and Hard Bop culture, to create an audacious, incisive, free and generous contemporary jazz.