In the oblong flow of jazz, timing is everything, and Connie Lansberg’s “Seconds and Circles” spins a fable with every tick-tock of its musical hands. This bewitching number from Australia’s most streamed jazz virtuoso isn’t just a song; it’s an odyssey across time’s infinite dance floor.
With Mark Fitzgibbon’s adept fingers coaxing stories out of each piano key, we’re engrossed in Lansberg’s universe—one that glitters beyond conventional jazz confines. Here, standards don’t apply unless they’re recast in fresh outlines by these maestros’ hands. Like skilled alchemists turning melody to gold, Lansberg and Fitzgibbon fuse classic sensibilities with innovative gusto.
Lansberg’s vocal tone—a cultivated fusion redolent of the smoke-tinged specters like Billie Holiday—casts spells embedded not just in the present moment but reminiscent of bygone times. Her ability to convey profound narratives within the ligaments of song fuses new listeners’ interest while seducing seasoned aficionados with her authentic touch. Its enchantment spun through octave and tone.
The artful arrangement thrusts us through temporal waves as intuitive drumming complements bass lines that anchor without constraining freedom flights quite fittingly enclosed within “Seconds and Circles.” What starts as mere vibrations in air transforms under their stewardship into raw emotion palpable enough to rouse souls long after the final notes fade away.
Connie Lansberg has indeed exceeded barriers—with storytelling finesse entwined elegantly amongst the sophistication only acquired over expansive careers dedicated wholly to craft-reshaping definitions about what it means ‘to jazz.’
If this track signals what awaits on her sonic horizon, brace for heartbeats syncing up with rhythm; expect minds swirling along metaphysical staves where “seconds” aren’t seconds—they’re eternal possibilities encircling moments grasped between breaths felt profoundly within our visceral tapestry.