CD Whispers and Moans ( 2008, Lion Jazz )

repertoir: ballads only !

Dutch jazz critic Bert Jansma writes: ‘ I don’t know any other singer with such a deeply felt, intense approach as Masha has. She turns every piece into a personal story!’





Whispers and Moans – Henk de Ligt / Masha Bijlsma     

Bridges – Milton Nascimento

Left Alone – Mal Waldron / Billie Holiday

Song for Ella – Henk de Ligt / Masha Bijlsma

Two souls connected – Rob van den Boeck / Masha Bijlsma

If you go – Geoffrey Parsons / Michel Emer

Both sides now – Joni Mitchell

While my baby sleeps – Adrian Mears

Soul Eyes – Mal Waldron

Breathing – Kate Bush



Masha Bijlsma – vocals

Tony Lakatos – tenorsaxophone, sopranosaxophone

Bart van Lier – trombone

Rob van den Broeck – piano

Henk de Ligt – double bass

Dries Bijlsma – drums

Recorded and mixed by Radu Marinescu Cologne/Germany

Lion Jazz 0801