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Muriel Zoe

Muriel Zoe - Neon Blue - 2005 - ACT

“It was always going to be a challenge to achieve the right balance between original material and covers”, she writes about the process of preparing the album. The result speaks for itself. For all the diversity of the material, from her own songs to jazz standards, Muriel Zoe has achieved a coherent, homogeneous and authentic recording, clearly demonstrating her personality. Her way of stressing the characteristics of each piece, her assured feel for phrasing and sonic palette, and not least her warm voice make a unique stamp on Neon Blue. There are also standards on the album. But this time the mix is much more colourful. For example you can find Cole Porter’s ‘It’s Alright With Me” as a gorgeous opener alongside two Beatles songs, country hit ‘Ring Of Fire’ by Johnny Cash, or Michael v. Dyke’s ‘Everybody Wants To Be Alone Sometimes’, realised in conjunction with the well-known producer and engineer BlackPete. And for all you Steely Dan fans, she does a great dreamy, almost ethereal jazzy version of Becker & Fagen's classic "Rikki Don't Lose That Number." [Parts of this synopsis are taken from http://reader.feedshow.com/show_items-feed=4d1bf462f1be9db81e37ca2797b28353?page=0 © FeedShow - Online RSS Feeds Reader ]

Check out her "Red And Blue" album.


1.It's Alright With Me
2.Rikki Don't Lose That Number
3.Have A Good Time
4.Neon Blue
5.Everybody Wants To Be Alone Sometimes
6.I Should Have Known Better
7.Body And Soul
8.It Must Be Me
9.Ring Of Fire
10.Blank Mind
11.Future Song
12.A Hard Day's Night


Muriel Zoe - vocals, acoustic guitar
Matthias Pogoda - acoustic and electric guitars, wurlitzer
Michael Leuschner - trumpet, fluegelhorn
Johannes Huth - bass
Michael Verhovec - drums, percussion


A very talented jazz singer, Muriel Zoe was born in 1969 in Ludwigshafen. Part of her schooling was at an English boarding school in South India. Back in Germany, she began to play guitar at age 12 and wrote her first songs with English lyrics at 15. In 1988 she began to train as painter and engraver at the art school in Nurtingen in the Southern region of Baden-Wurttemberg and continued her education from 1990 at the technical university for design in Hamburg. Since 1994 she has exhibited in both group and solo shows. In 1990 she began studies in popular music at the Hamburg music conservatoire in the area of rock music and composition. 1992 saw her form her first band working on a repertoire of jazz standards. A further development was the foundation in 1995 of the band Zoe and the Zebras, where she was the "surprise star" of the "Jazz In Hamburg" festival according to the Hamburger Morgenpost. Together with her Hamburg musical friends Michael Leuschner (tp), Matthias Pogoda (g), Johannes Huth (b) and Michael Verhovec (dr) Muriel Zoe recorded her debut album: "Red And Blue," which is a very individual, most entertaining and without doubt a supreme analysis by a young singer of the classics of the jazz songbook. Muriel Zoe is today a freelance musician and painter as well as a teacher of painting and graphic art in Hamburg.