Roots of a large summer tree
On a rock
Extend in all directions.
Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1959)
The charismatic jazz singer from Basle and her band Siawaloma celebrate an organic
and vital style of music that appears to keep time with the ebb and flow of nature.
Even when they up the tempo, their music is neither hectic nor erratic. It takes time
to conjure up and become immersed in an atmospheric ambience.
From time to time, the vocals take centre stage, soaring above the ensemble behind
and showcasing the singer's original musical voice, much like a bird breaking free
from a ray less forest into the bright blue sky. Siawaloma means community and that is exactly what Spinnler's band is. There is an inextricable link which binds all five members. This is a real community. It is not a collective led from above but a voluntary union of five independent individuals who realise that together they can scale even greater heights.