Gerrie van der Klei - Lovers & Friends

€ 18.95

Singer Gerrie van der Klei could have written her memoirs, but chose to make an album. What a joy. For ‘Lovers & Friends’ gives a better picture of life than hundred pages could. Love and love lost, happiness that becomes memory, life that seems to rhyme but just doesn’t.
The actress-singer-musicalstar sings that lifestory in ballads, with ‘Scotch and soda' - playing herself the ukulele from her youth – as a musical smile in between. Topnotch songs from the international repertory, with a caressing delivery that touches the heart of them. Moving in the way she makes words and music completely her own: ‘In the wee small hours’, Lennonn & McCarthy’s ‘In my life’ – which marked her television debut in 1967 - ‘The best of times’, dedicated to her great love,  big band leader and physician Boy Edgar (deceased 1980), a Sinatra-song like ‘Empty tables’,  Strayhorns ‘Lush life’.
Gerrie van der Klei is accompanied by topmusicians from the Dutch jazz scene with a superior feeling for the ‘whats’ and ‘wheres’ in a song, ideally contributing to this warm and poignant life in music.

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Title DurationSample
1In the wee small hours**4'18Sample
2Make someone happy**3'14Sample
3I get along without you very well*5'15Sample
4Every time*2'40Sample
5In my life*3'15Sample
6Lush life**6'46Sample
7Down in the depths (on the 19th floor)*4'34Sample
8Scotch and soda*/**2'52Sample
9Empty tables**4'48Sample
10Drinking again**4'42Sample
11You don't know what love is*5'13Sample
12It could happen to you*4'57Sample


Didn't we**




The best of times**   



Line-up 1 (from left to right):
Harry Emmery
Jasper Soffers

Jan Menu
John Engels
Gerrie van der Klei
Martien Oster

Line-up 2 (from left to right):
Ferdinand Povel
Jan Voogd

Gerrie van der Klei
Peter Nieuwerf
Rob van Kreeveld
John Engels

Press downloads:
press Biography sheet
Download high res. CD cover
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Also available as download on iTunes

Line-up 1*
Gerrie van der Klei - Vocals
Martien Oster - Guitar
Jasper Soffers – Piano & Hammond Organ
Harry Emmery – Bass
Jan Menu – Baritone Saxophone
John Engels – Drums

Line-up 2**
Gerrie van der Klei – Vocals & ukulele
Peter Nieuwerf – Guitar
Rob van Kreeveld - Piano
Jan Voogd – Bass
Ferdinand Povel - Tenor Saxophone
John Engels – Drums

Produced by O.A.P. Records
Producer & Sound Engineer: Barry Olthof
Co-produced by Gerrie van der Klei
Graphic Design: Vincent Steinmetz
Cover portrait: Ray Edgar
Photography: Vincent Steinmetz and others
Recordings made by Olthof Audio Productions at The Wedgeview Studio, Woerdense Verlaat, The Netherlands, October 2011 (line-up 1) and November 2011 (line-up 2)
Mixed by Barry Olthof at O.A.P. Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands, December 2011.
Mastered by Maria Triana at Battery mastering Studios, New York, USA, January 2012

Release date: 5 March 2012
Catalog Nr: OAPR1201
EAN-code: 8714835091172
Distribution Bertus order Nr.: L05491
Copyright O.A.P. Records 2012
All rights reserved.