Kristin Berardi and Sam Anning are releasing their duo debut album ‘Our Songs, Not Songs’, on Earshift Music.
Both Berardi and Anning are recipients of the The National Jazz Award among other accolades and have joined forces to bring a stunning collection of their own song-writings together in the spare setting of voice and upright bass. The album is punctuated with a special guest performance by ARIA Award winning pianist/composer Andrea Keller, and briefly showcases Berardi at the piano and Anning on guitar.
In early 2002, Achim Kaufmann (piano), Frank Gratkowski (clarinets and alto saxophone), and Wilbert de Joode (double bass) first got together as a trio in Amsterdam. Since then, the three musicians have been touring and performing internationally on a regular basis, while constantly developing, deepening and enriching their musical rapport now documented on five CDs so far.