“Oz fell in love with the way Anuschka dove into the story of the song and encouraged her to record it as one of the centerpieces for his film.”
Listen to the single on SoundCloud.
Black Coffee was a fun project for Anuschka as the song is not one that she originally felt would fit her style or vocal expression, yet still, it kept presenting itself to her. After adding the track to her repertoire as a mere filler she started to receive great feedback on her interpretation of the piece. One fan in particular happened to be Oz Yilmaz of Pelicula Films, who would later be the creative eye behind the beautiful video representation of the single. (Watch the video below.)
As it turns out, Anuschka is the inspiration behind a current film project of Oz. The film will follow the life of a young Jazz vocalist in the late 60’s as she navigates all the trials that comes in the pursuit of her dreams in music. Black Coffee is a jazz standard written in 1948 by Sonny Burke with lyrics by Paul Francis, Webster and though a Jazz standard, in mood and lyrical content it is very much a blues. Oz fell in love with the way Anuschka dove into the story of the song and encouraged her to record it as one of the centerpieces for his film.
And so it went, Anuschka would record the song and video in a one shot session at Base Bin Studios in Montreal, Canada. She was backed by familiars, Kate Wyatt on piano and Adrian Vedady on upright bass, both of whom not only played on her EP “Jazz for Sale” but also in her 2017 Jazz In Bloom Concert. Jim Hillman on drums rounds out the trio, helping to beautifully lay the foundation of the track. Visually, Anuschka drew the artwork for the single herself and had the image vectored and coloured by local Bahamian graphic artist, Renee Regnier.
Taken from the official press release for the single “Black Coffee” written by: Ida Butler