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.
Track Listing: 1. Glückes Genug - Erster Verlust - Johanna Summer 2. Mai, Lieber Mai - Ritter Vom Steckenpferd - Johanna Summer 3. Knecht Ruprecht - Träumerei - Johanna Summer 4. Von Fremden Ländern Und Menschen - Johanna Summer