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Line Kruse  - Violin, composition, arrangements

What if Prokofiev had settle in Cuba and got inspiration from the island's rythm intricaties?

Danish-born (and Parisian at heart) violonist and composer Line Kruse has set up for herself the terms of the puzzle, which finds meaning in her own history of voluntary exile. Her fifth album as a leader expose her as a woman of many roots, injecting popular rythm into her own world of musical excellence. 

Following the critically acclaimed Hidden Stone with a 19-pieces Brass-filled and violin-led Big Band, INVITATION now evolves around the best in Cuban new jazz scene, with the addition of a 13-piece string section. 

The recordings started in La Habana, where the powerful interplay of the Harold López Nussa Trio could only be captured live. Singer Daymé Arocena, young "old soul" discovered by Gilles Peterson, joined in, with breathtaking renditions of freshen-up movie classic Invitation, and brand-new original by Line Kruse, Ahora. Flute master of Irakere fame, Maraca also contributed with heartfelt virtuosity.  

A 13-piece string ensemble was directed by arranger Line Kruse in Paris. Combining her classical heritage with a renewed passion for early 20th century composers, she defined a variety of moods rarely heard in today's jazz scene.


Cinematic in many ways, this new collection from violonist composer Line Kruse sets up a new marker in her own history book, going deeper towards her roots, a unique combination of latin jazz and orchestral music. 


Line Kruse  - Violin,

composition ( except *),


Lineup :
Harold López Nussa - Piano
Gastòn Joya - Double Bass
Ruy Adriàn López Nussa -


Dayme Arocena - Voice
Orlando "Maraca" Valle -

Nicolas Folmer - Trumpet
Louis Winsberg - Guitar

Yaroldi Abreu Robles - Percussion

13 pieces strings section

*Invitation (Kaper/Webster)
*Der er et Yndigt Land (Hans Ernst Krøyer)
*Andante Assai (2nd mouvement from Prokofiev Violin Concerto Op. 63 rewritten by Line Kruse)

Listen to the album preview on SOUNDCLOUD


Label / Distribution : Continuo Jazz



Booking: InFocus Music



Press: Marc Sénéchal


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