ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF announces ‘Live At Montreux Jazz Festival’

Perfectly adorned by the black and white prowess of Zezeah for a striking audiovisual.

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Cover Artwork by Zezeah / Zeynep Kis

The commanding strength of Anna von Hausswolff is on an upper echelon of vocal versatility, as many can attest. She's graced countless stages, delivering moving performances that shift from heart-felt melancholy to rising strength throughout an array of numbers from her five full-length compositions. In 2018, Anna set foot at the infamous Montreux Jazz Festival, one of the largest annual jazz festivals, for a memorable showing that now arrives for all to enjoy. Live At Montreux Jazz Festival arrives January 14th via Southern Lord on CD/digital and May 13th, 2022 on LP with the European release being handled by Pomperipossa Records. With a dreadful cover illustration by the talented likes of Zezeah and the backing of a full band and additional vocals by Maria von Hausswolff, this is one release to add to your collection.


Anna von Hausswolff comments on the experience:


"In the beginning of 2013 I was texting back and forth with my friend Albin Oskarsson. He wanted me to come and play at a jazz festival that he was living nearby, it was Montreux Jazz Festival. At that point I was still quite unknown outside Sweden and regardless of my friend's many attempts to contact the festival they never returned to him with an offer. I gave up the idea, he did not. Later that same year he unexpectedly died and a few years later, in 2017, an email popped up in my inbox, it was a request to open for Nick Cave and the bad seeds at the Montreux jazz festival. The tragedy that Albin was still not around to share the excitement with me gave me sorrow.


But, through the magic of music comfort came. The show was an emotional turmoil of ecstasy and grief, shared with an incredible audience and atmosphere. And, eventually, I could see his face in the venue, floating above all others, smiling and waving towards me. I’m so happy to have been given this moment and I’m beyond grateful to Montreux Jazz Festival, John Harris and Mathieu Jaton who so beautifully recorded this special concert that I will keep close to my heart forever and ever."

 

Stream The Truth, the Glow, the Fall below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.


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Photograph by Gianluca Grasselli