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Alone with You
     

Alone with You

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by Rigmor Gustafsson
 
Not every singer who is relevant to vocal jazz is a rigid purist who completely rejects the influence of R&B, pop, and folk. There are some jazz-friendly singers who stray outside of jazz, which is what Swedish singer/songwriter Rigmor Gustafsson often does on Alone with You. Parts of this CD offer straight-ahead post-bop, while other parts are more pop-minded

Overview

Not every singer who is relevant to vocal jazz is a rigid purist who completely rejects the influence of R&B, pop, and folk. There are some jazz-friendly singers who stray outside of jazz, which is what Swedish singer/songwriter Rigmor Gustafsson often does on Alone with You. Parts of this CD offer straight-ahead post-bop, while other parts are more pop-minded and/or R&B-ish and draw on influences ranging from Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro to Stevie Wonder. And the good news is that whether Alone with You veers in a post-bop direction or more of a pop/R&B direction, this is one of Gustafsson's more consistent albums. Some of Gustafsson's releases have a reputation for being uneven, but this 2007 recording does a better job of staying on track creatively -- and that may have to do with the fact that it is a very hands-on project for her. Every melody on Alone with You was composed by Gustafsson herself, ranging from the straight-ahead post-bop of "On Higher Ground" to the jazzy pop/R&B of "Special Effects" and "Voodoo Skills" to the folkish moves of "Medan du Väntar" (which is the only Swedish-language offering on an album that is performed primary in English). Gustafsson didn't write all of the lyrics; five of the 13 tracks use the talents of other lyricists, including Swedish jazz singer Lina Nyberg on "Special Effects." But Gustafsson wrote most of the lyrics, and she definitely wrote all of the melodies on a solid effort that isn't recommended to jazz purists but is among the more memorable discs in her catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2008
Label:
Act Music + Vision
UPC:
0614427971722
catalogNumber:
9717

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rigmor Gustafsson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lars Danielsson   Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Max Schultz   Guitar,Background Vocals
Eric Harland   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Jonas Östholm   Organ,Piano,Background Vocals
Jonas Ostholm   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Lars Danielsson   Producer,Audio Production
Dave Castle   Composer
Lina Nyberg   Composer
Siegfried Lock   Executive Producer
Rigmor Gustafsson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Janne Hansson   Engineer
Sofia Pettersson   Composer
David Shutrick   Composer

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