Dark as night or bright as day? Woefully sad or ecstatically happy? Singer Tina Trumpp searches for answers that drift between these opposing extremes, seeking out the elusive balance between life‘s many opposites. ‘Duality‘ is the title of her album, featuring deeply reflective songs with an upbeat pop attitude.
With her debut album ‘Come A Littler Closer‘ (2010), Tina Trumpp introduced herself as a confident jazz ballad interpreter. In her second album, she is now turning her attention to the listener. The nine songs on the Duality album are all original compositions written together with Sebastian Studnitzky, a pianist, trumpet player and arranger from Berlin (Jazzanova, Mezzoforte). He also worked with Tina Trumpp on her first album. Their light and floating song ‘Raindrops in November‘ from that album with its soft pop attitude set the wheel in motion for this musical collaboration. Tina Trumpp explains, “I instinctively felt this was the music I wanted to continue working on. We wanted to write compositions which crossed the borders between classic jazz and an individual, pop-oriented style.“
To compose the songs, Tina Trumpp and co-writer Sebastian Studnitzky retreated to a house in the Algarve, Portugal. It turned out to be a very inspirational place. The reflective songs were created amidst the changing moods of day and night on a remote beach, accompanied by the sounds of the ocean.
CD Release: 30 March 2012, TTRUmusic/ Edel:Kultur, Stuttgart/ Hamburg