Album info

Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
05.06.2018

Label: Timezone

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Vocal

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  • 1Morning Swim04:55
  • 2Ocean Song04:59
  • 3Blank Canvas04:06
  • 4Love And Rage04:21
  • 5Eternally Collapsing03:53
  • 6Closest To Home04:34
  • 7Spreading Love03:14
  • 8Back To White03:54
  • 9Lullaby For Richey04:38
  • 10One By One02:59
  • Total Runtime41:33

Info for Morning Swim



Wien - New York - Berlin: Die österreichische Sängerin Maria Christina hat eine spannende Reise hinter sich und das hört man. Ihre Stimme ist der Ausdruck einer hochsensiblen, offenherzigen Seele, ihre Songs haben vieles zu erzählen.

Ihr Debüt Album wurde mit Joni Mitchells Frühwerken verglichen und als „Erlebnis einer Neuentdeckung“ (About Jazz) gefeiert. In ihren Liedern werde „poetisch von einer aufmerksamen, empfindsamen Chronisten erzählt“ (Concerto) und diese Poesie zieht sich auch durch ihr neues Album „Morning Swim“: Es ist eine Sammlung einzigartiger, tiefgründiger Artsongs begleitet von dem virtuosen italienischen Gitarristen Federico Casagrande. Die Musik des Duos schwebt zwischen Singer-Songwriter und Jazz, zwischen Erzählung und Improvisation. Immer wieder sorgen Maria Christinas kristallklare Stimme und das präzise Gitarrenspiel für Überraschungen, immer wieder biegt das Paar in unerwartete Richtungen ab – um am Schluss doch wieder sicher nach Hause zurück zu kehren. Eine musikalische Reise der ganz besonderen Art.



Maria Christina
is an Austrian-born, New York-trained and Berlin-based singer, composer and lyricist.

After receiving her bachelor's degree in jazz performance with honors with Dena DeRose at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Maria went to New York City on a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music. There, she studied jazz voice and composition with Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge (founder of the New York Voices), Kate McGarry, Darmon Meader, David Liebman, Phil Markowitz, Jim McNeely and John Reilly to name a few - and completed her degree in 2011.

She recorded her debut record "The Timeless In You" recently afterwards, which Mr Bleckmann co-produced, and was working as a freelance musician in the City.

In 2013, Maria moved back to Europe and is currently based in Berlin, Germany. She now works as a freelance artist, performing, composing and teaching in Berlin. ​

Her second album "Monring Swim" with the Italian guitarist Federico Casagrande will be out on June 1, defining a stylistic turning point towards a singer-songwriter style. ​

Maria was semifinalist in the Montreux Voice Competition and the Brussels Young Jazz Singers Competition 2007.

She writes for various ensembles, ranging from duets to small and large ensembles and big band. Her writing is influenced by jazz, rock, minimalist and classical music as well as by her life in Europe and New York City. Her band, Maria Christina, features her work as a singer, composer and lyricist, supported by vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums.

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