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Fuller Pictures: Susanna On Her Favourite Albums
Eoin Murray , February 14th, 2018 14:36

Susanna guides Eoin Murray through 13 favourite albums, from Joni Mitchell to Leonard Cohen, Janet Jackson to Bonnie Prince Billy and Bjork


Monica Zetterlund and Bill Evans Trio - Waltz For Debbie
When I was very young, my brothers that are a little bit older than me were already playing in bands and playing gigs and listening to different kinds of music. They were already listening to jazz so I got into what they were listening to quite early. I must have been about 11. Around the same time I was listening to Billie Holliday and Chet Baker.

I really loved this album when I first heard it, I found it very interesting even though it was probably also a little bit strange to me. I sort of got the feeling that there was more to it that I didn't really catch. I've listened to it so much and sang along to it for years. It's very much a part of me. I get very nostalgic listening to it but the memories are not that concrete.... They're more abstract. More of a feeling. The way the songs feel to me, the sound of her voice... When you're learning an instrument you're trying to pick up on everything a person does and this is a such wonderful way of learning. To get under the skin of what someone else is doing. Also, the Swedish songs with the more folk song vibe to them were very attractive. It opened up a door for me for sure.

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