Under a Cloud (Smeets)
Camouflage (Smeets) Luister
Child of tomorrow (Wheeler/Winstone)
Looking Up (Holland/Smeets) Luister
Iris (Shorter/Smeets)Luister
On the Line (Smeets)Luister
Of smiles remembered (Wheeler/Winstone)Luister
Houdini (Bush) Luister
Black Nile (Shorter/Smeets) Luister
Black and white portrayal (Jobim/Buarque/Smeets)
Adam's apple (Shorter/Smeets)
Circle (Smeets)Luister
In the warm room (Bush)
Madeira de Sangue (Guinga/Aldir Blanc)Luister
Retrato em branco e preto (Jobim/Buarque) Luister
OAP records OAPR901

Yvonne Smeets - vocals
Jens Larsen - guitar
Maciej Domaradzki - bass
Emanuel Donadelli - drums

Tilmar Junius - piano (5,10&15)

recorded, mixed and mastered by Barry Olthof
"Under a Cloud" was recorded in February 2008. We started working on the cd in December, there was not so much time, at the start of May I would give birth to my son, so quite a big belly in the studio!
Some of the songs on this recording I had already been singing a few years. But all songs were re-arranged, we had been playing them in a quintet setting also including piano, and it is nice to refresh a song so now and then. Black Nile until this recording had been played in straight swing feel, with a very nice swing special, but Jens had a very nice idea for a new arrangement and special. (Old version listen here).
I doubted for quite a while if I should mix the jazz-originals with my own songs, if I shoul include the Kate Bush songs and if I should also sing in Portuguese. Since this cd is my official debut cd I decided to go ahead and mix these repertoires, for me to belong together, and they show different sides of my music. In the future however, I might make more project style cd's.
The songs tell stories of finding your place and strenght, either together or alone, positively or struggling, in life and with eachother. Point of view on life and you. Together with the beautifulwoman's stories written by a.o. Kate Bush and Norma Winstone, the cd offers a wide selection of great songs with beautiful lyrics.