Well known Cape Town performers, Singer Louise Howlett and Pianist Albert Combrink will launch their new CD Night Sessions, on 7 October 2010 at the Alliance Française, 155 Loop Street, in Cape Town, and at Die Boer Restaurant Theater, 6 Chenoweth Street in Durbanville on 12 October 2010.
Night Sessions is a generously filled 15-track CD of timeless gems, recorded and produced by Duncan MacKay from Down South Studios. Night Sessions takes listeners on a journey inspired by songs of love, loss and hope, Both artists are known for performing across genres and for this disc they have focused on ballads and jazz standards, reworking them to create a new easy listening experience – their aim is to tell the story of each song as honestly and beautifully as possible.
The album represents their 4year working relationship. They have performed at such varied events such as the Kirstenbosch Millennium Concert and Classical Chamber Music Series and the Big Blues Festival in 2009. They have sold out shows at the Baxter Theatre and the Greyton Rose Festival. In 2011 they will be performing in the Endler Concert Series as well as a welcome return to the Baxter Theater.
Albert is a renowned repetiteur and accompanist as well as member of the CT Tango Ensemble, and in addition to recordings of classical music has released 2 Tango CD’s El Tango en Africa and Tango Club.
Louise recorded her first CD Your Song in 2005 with guitarist James Grace. She is also a regular presenter on FMR with her programme For the Love of Opera and is the manager of the Cape Town Concert Series.
“Night Sessions” will be on sale at the launch concerts for a specially reduced price of R100 (Normal price R130)
The Cape Town launch takes place on Thursday 7 October at Alliance Francaise. The Restaurant and Bar open from 7pm and the show begins at 8.30. Tickets R50, Anne-Marie on 021 422 5396.
The Durbanville launch takes place at Die Boer Restaurant Theatre. The Restaurant and Bar open from 7pm and the show begins at 8.30. Bookings: Jurg: 021 979 1911
Advance booking essential.
For more information, demos and downloads contact the artists below.
Email Albert Combrink or cell: 082 365 6634
Email Louise Howlett. or cell: 084 682 1337
Tracks include: Stardust, As time goes by, Night and Day, Send in the Clowns, Round Midnight, La vie en Rose.
Watch selections from Night Sessions on Albert Combrink’s Youtube Channel .
Listen to tracks from the album at https://www.albertcombrink.com/2010/09/08/night-sessions-demo-tracks-from-the-new-cd-by-louise-howlett-vocals-and-albert-combrink-piano/
Read more about the concept behind the narrative “journey” of the album at
Press and VIP gift packs generously sponsored by Peacock Tea & Coffee.