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And She Spoke

by Alex Hamburger

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diwi Alex has a great sound on jazz flute and a touching voice. I like the idea of producing a concept album. I just HAD to purchase the CD. I am looking forward to it. Favorite track: Last Chance Lost.
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Abram Mamet Fantastic album from the DC great Alex Hamburger! Beautiful lyrics, vocal work, and instrumentality come together perfectly on this record. Favorite track: It Comes Unadorned.
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With her debut quartet album And She Spoke, DC native flutist, singer, and composer Alex Hamburger brings together a collection of music inspired by the diverse and ever changing concept of the female voice.

Featuring original compositions heavily inspired by poetry written through the female voice and personalized arrangements of female-written compositions, And She Spoke pays homage to the Black American Music tradition, citing Alex’s background and mentors as fundamental inspiration, while providing a fresh outlook with palpably incandescent energy.

Recorded in Basel Switzerland, this project includes accomplished Brazilian pianist José Luiz Martins, who helps Alex sew the pieces together into a tapestry of voices and time through riveting chordal accompaniment and production assistance, alongside Connecticut native and 2020 recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award and John Lennon Songwriting Contest Chase Elodia on drums. Chase’s natural ability to storytell through song brings resounding rhythmic life to each piece. Rounding off the quartet is world renowned bassist and “mainstay in the international music scene” Doug Weiss. Doug and Alex’s relationship kindled as one of a professor and student at SUNY Purchase to later evolve into mentor, friend, and now, fellow band member. Alex, José Luiz, and Chase began working together during Alex’s time in Basel as a member of the distinguished Focusyear program.

By Emma Lurye and Alex Hamburger


released November 5, 2021


1-Waking in the City: Music by Alex Hamburger and Lyrics by Maya Angelou

2-La Desesperación es la Pasión Verdaderamente Humana: Music by Alex Hamburger and Lyrics by Ana Maria R. Codas

3-Unconditional Love: by Geri A. Allen

4-It Comes Unadorned: Music by Alex Hamburger and Lyrics by Toni Morrison

5-What’s Your Story Morning Glory: by Mary Lou Williams/Jack Lawrence/Paul Francis Webster

6-Last Chance Lost: by Joni Mitchell (SONY/ATV TUNES LLC) and arranged by Alex Hamburger

7-Across the Universe: by John Lennon and Paul James McCartney and arranged by José Luiz Martins

8-Burning the Letters: by Alex Hamburger


Alex Hamburger: Voice, Flute and Compositions
José Luiz Martins: Piano, Rhodes, Arrangement
Doug Weiss: Bass
Chase Elodia: Drums

Produced by José Luiz Martins and Alex Hamburger
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Patrik Zosso
Recorded at the JazzCampus Studio at the FHNW in Basel, Switzerland November 2019

Liner notes by Emma Lurye and Alex Hamburger
Album art and design by allison anne

© & ℗ Alex Hamburger 2021. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced are reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this recording prohibited.
“Waking in New York” Copyright © Alex Hamburger (BMI) and Caged Bird Legacy (ASCAP)
“It Comes Unadorned” reprinted with permission of the Estate of Chloe A. Morrison


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Alex Hamburger Washington, D.C.

DMV native Alex Hamburger is a flute player, singer, composer and educator who has lived and
played around the world with many world class musicians. After attending SUNY Purchase and
living in New York, she was chosen as a member of the 2018 Focusyear
band and moved to Basel Switzerland. Alex has returned to the DMV and released debut album “And She Spoke”. Alex is also a in the 2022 AIR class.
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