Passion & Quality 180g high fidelity pressing, including download code inside.
For her debut album, Johanna Summer has chosen to make compositions by Robert Schumann the point of departure for her journeys into pianistic fantasy. Schumann's cycles of piano pieces 'Kinderszenen' (scenes from childhood) and 'Album für die Jugend' (album for the young) had been familiar to her since childhood, not just as player and listener but also - because Schumann was from nearby Zwickau - as works by someone from her region of Germany. From an early age she was enchanted by both the melodic and the pictorial aspects of these short pieces. The depth of her involvement with the original Schumann pieces comes across strongly on the album, as does her impressive and complex personality as a jazz musician with a very wide range of expression: romantic passages and an instinct for melody but also powerful grooves and exciting innovations.
A1 Glückes Genug - Erster Verlust 10:00
A2 Mai, Lieber Mai - Ritter Vom Steckenpferd 11:58
B1 Knecht Ruprecht - Träumerei 12:32
B2 Von Fremden Ländern Und Menschen 3:22
NEW & SEALED VINYL
All of our products are brand new and sealed direct from the distributors warehouse. We work with over 15 distributors worldwide and this is exactly how we manage to get such awesome titles at awesome prices and usually ahead of schedule!
It is really important to keep in mind that, although the records are new and sealed they sometimes have 3 or 4 ports of call before they make it to us and then you. The manufacturer, the distributor, customs, our warehouse and then out to you. This does mean that, from time to time, albeit very rarely, some records (particularly the covers) will have slight deficiencies such as small creases, split seams, corner scuffs etc. This is normal and part of the process and are generally considered ‘superficial transit wear’.
We are an online business so our records aren’t getting flicked through and/or tossed around daily. We store our merchandise in a temperature controlled warehouse and always handle and package them with great care to ensure you receive them in as good condition as possible.
Should you choose to shop with us, we ask for your understanding of this process and realise that ‘new and sealed’ doesn’t mean ‘straight off the production line’. If you are an avid collector and are looking for an absolutely pristine copy, please just email us first and we would be more than happy to provide info/photos of the item.
How do we package your items?
We use specific packaging made for the shipping of our fragile items and we take great care in packaging each item, as safely as possible. We ensure all items have ‘FRAGILE’ markings and we take the time to best select the appropriate box or satchel.
Our vinyl mailers are specifically designed to protect your item and have several layers of carboard to protect the product as well as 'crush zones' to stop bent corners etc.
Payment & Security
Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.