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Monika Heidemann at 55 Bar

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Monika Heidemann 55 Bar, New York, New York December 14, 2005

Singer Monika Heidemann, whose album Bright I recently reviewed, appeared with her band at 55 Bar on Christopher Street in NYC for a 7:00-9:00PM show. It was a very cold evening, and it was just as well that things did not get started until 7:30, since that was when the crowd arrived, seemingly all at the same time. Doing ...

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Monika Heidemann: Bright

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Bright is another entry in what seems to be the burgeoning genre of indie rock/jazz or jazz/indie rock being created by very strong composer/arrangers. The music of Monika Heidemann can easily be compared to Lily Masse's Aftermath, not so much in its particular compositional esthetic, which is very different, but in its rhythmic attitude, coupled with the way the music expresses the composer's emotions by telling stories. Another example is Projector by Dan Nettle (aka Kenosha Kid), which, while also ...


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