Kramer’s latest project “Antinous as Osiris” was inspired by two of the most important 20th century literary figures, Marguerite Yourcenar and Langston Hughes. Kramer translates Yourcenar’s exquisite language from her historical novel “Memoirs of Hadrian” and Hughes’ cadence from “Montage of a Dream Deferred” into timeless melodies with lush harmonies and sophisticated rhythmic structures.
released June 12, 2019
Sarah D'Angelo: vox
Tim Haldeman: saxophone
Max Bowen: guitar
Brian Juarez: bass
Jesse Kramer: drums
All compositions by Jesse Kramer
Lyrics for "Tout l'été" and "Antinous as Osiris" by Sarah D'Angelo
Recorded at Big Sky Recording, Ann Arbor, MI December 14th, 2018
Recorded and mixed by Geoff Michael
Mastered at Solid Sound by Eric Wojahn
Front cover: Bertel Thorvaldsen, "Antinous as Osiris c. 130"
Image credit: Thorvaldsens Museum, www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk
Image is in the public domain, no permission or endorsement is implied