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Close to You
     

Close to You

by Katrine Madsen
 
Just reading the track list will likely make the more cynical jazz fan cringe and moan inwardly. Aside from a trio of originals, the set list of Close to You consists of overly familiar ballad standards ranging from Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood" to the Beatles' "And I Love Her" and

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Just reading the track list will likely make the more cynical jazz fan cringe and moan inwardly. Aside from a trio of originals, the set list of Close to You consists of overly familiar ballad standards ranging from Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood" to the Beatles' "And I Love Her" and Burt Bacharach's legendarily sappy title track. Never fear, however: this is not an album of boring supper-club faux jazz. Fond though Katrine Madsen is of sentimental ballads like "The Very Thought of You," she's fearless about messing with the familiar and well-loved melodies: her rhythmically varied take on "The Look of Love" won't lead anyone to compare her to Patty Waters, but she'd likely get heckled by some drunk in the audience at the Cocoanut Grove, probably with that old standby "Hey, if you get near a tune, sing it!" Madsen's backing, a simple piano trio, stays unobtrusively in the background throughout, providing elegant but somewhat anonymous backing while leaving the focus entirely on her rich and appealing voice.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
Label:
Stunt
UPC:
0663993041322
catalogNumber:
4132

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Katrine Madsen   Primary Artist,Vocals
Morten Lund   Percussion,Drums
Stefano Bollani   Piano
Hans Ulrik   Flute,Harmonica,Alto Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jesper Bodilsen   Double Bass
Marten Lundgren   Trumpet
Marten Lundgren   Trumpet

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Hans Nielsen   Engineer
Eddie Barclay   Composer
Bjarne Hansen   Engineer
Earl Brent   Composer
Jesper Riis   Arranger
Jesper Bodilsen   Producer
Paul Wilson   Artwork
Pelle Fridell   Engineer

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