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Live in Europe

by Beat Kaestli

First Live Recording - unedited, emotional and powerful. Encompassing a ten year touring career of this versatile vocalist showing depth, sensitivity and maturity stretching from traditional Jazz to contemporary R&B, incl, originals and multilingual songs
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Day In, Day Out (Live)
5:28 $0.99
2. Conflicted (Live)
5:34 $0.99
3. Missing / Here Comes the Rain Again (Live)
6:12 $0.99
4. Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (Live)
10:31 $0.99
5. That's All (Live)
4:55 $0.99
6. Why Should I Pretend (Live)
5:18 $0.99
7. The Choice You Make / Choix de vie (Live)
6:13 $0.99
8. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life (Live)
5:23 $0.99
9. Body and Soul (Live)
6:19 $0.99
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The CD "Live in Europe" summons up Beat Kaestli's 10 year touring career and highlights songs from his 5 solo CDs and 3 previously unrecorded arrangements. These excerpts from his tour in Europe in spring of 2015 with the Walter Fischbacher Trio (Walter Fischbacher - piano, Petr Dvorsky - bass, Andy Winter - drums) reflect Kaestli's maturity and sophistication, showcasing him as a true performer of song. In this live recording, he adds a certain raw emotionalism to these songs, previously recorded in the studio between 2002-201, that stems from paying his dues on stage for a decade. Kaestli is able to give an even more profound meaning to the lyrics and melodies of classical Jazz standards and stunning originals. Especially noteworthy is a melancholy version of "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" with a beautiful bass intro by Peter Dvorsky, the odd-meter original "Conflicted" and the multi lingual ballad "The Choice you make/Choix de vie" where he ask for forgiveness in English and French. Putting the icing on the cake, The Walter Fischbacher Trio is providing the perfect setting for Kaestli's artistry, gently supporting at times and shining with powerful solos, just as the mood requires.



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Beat Kaestli: Live In Europe
By C. MICHAEL BAILEY Published: January 17, 2016 (original review
Beat Kaestli: Live in Europe
In my humble estimation, there are two ballad singers (living) without peer: Rebecca Parris and Beat Kaestli. The latter has had a string of recent recordings that are as innovative as they are entertaining, including: Happy, Sad And Satisfied (B&B Productions, 2005), Invitation (Chesky Records, 2010), and Collage (B&B Productions, 2014).
Kaestli sneaks a live recording in on us: Live in Europe where he performs with a trio lead by pianist Walter Fischbacher (musical and life partner of vocalist Elizabeth Lohninger, both close associates of Kaestli's). Kaestli's European repertoire is plentiful in his trademark ballad singing with the addition of the contemporary pop of the Eurythmics' "Here Comes the Rain Again," which melds sonically in medley with "Missing" both folded into a seamless samba. Central to this performance is a scintillating "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," which is introduced gently with an angular Petr Dvorsky bass solo. A ballad typically tethered to tempo harmonically, Kaestli and Fischbacher liberate the melody giving it free-floating flight. The tempo almost too slow is nevertheless perfect for the exposition. The performances exists as evidence of Kaestli's command of the genre.
Track Listing: Day in Day out; Conflicted; Missing/Here Comes the Rain Again; Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise; That's All; Why Should I Pretend; The Choice You Make/Choice de Vie; What are You Doing the Rest of Your Life; Body and Soul.
Personnel: Beat Kaestli: voice; Walter Fischbacher: piano; Petr Dvorsky: bass; Andreas Winter: drums.