Swedish Sensation

Swedish Sensation

by Monica Zetterlund


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Swedish Sensation

Vocal fans would really value a disc that sampled Monica Zetterlund's entire career, especially if it included material from her 1964 collaboration with pianist Bill Evans on Waltz for Debby, but this El set includes recordings from only a single year, 1958, her first as a leader. Zetterlund had previously worked in the orchestra of fellow Swede Arne Domnérus, and debuted on LP with 1958's Swedish Sensation, from which this set takes its name and roughly half of its contents. (The other half consists of her EP work from the same year, including two tracks recorded with Donald Byrd and Benny Bailey, "Spring Is Here" and "Easy Living.") This early in her career, Zetterlund was usually channeling the work of her influences, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, but she could hardly have chosen better models and she begins to show glimpses of her own choices early on in the proceedings. All but one of the songs are American standards that Zetterlund shines on, and her group -- including Ake Persson, Gunnar Svensson, and Domnérus himself -- provides good backing.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2009
Label: El Records
UPC: 5013929316539
catalogNumber: 165
Rank: 113183

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Monica Zetterlund   Primary Artist
Benny Bailey   Trumpet
Arne Domnérus   Alto Saxophone
Ake Persson   Trombone
Rolf Blomqvist   Tenor Saxophone
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Johnny Ekh   Tenor Saxophone
Bernth Gustavsson   Trumpet
Joe Harris   Drums
Sture Kallin   Drums
Bjarne Nerem   Tenor Saxophone
Gosta Nilsson   Trumpet
William Schiopffe   Drums
Andreas Skjold   Trombone
Kurt Jarnberg   Trombone
Rune Falk   Baritone Saxophone
Gunnar Svensson   Piano
Lars Bagge   Piano
Georg Björklund   Tenor Saxophone
Yngve Sandström   Alto Flute
Bengt Laxeau   Piano
Georg Riedel   Bass

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Erik Moseholm   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
William Skip Rose   Composer
Nat Shilkret   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Hal Hopper   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Tom Adair   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Alan Rankin Jones   Composer
Christopher Evans   Liner Notes

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