Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Stockholm Sweetnin'/Little Did I Dream

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Stockholm Sweetnin'/Little Did I Dream

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Connie Evingson and the Hot Club of Sweden

Stockholm Sweetnin'

Minnehaha Music MM 2007

Connie Evingson (vcl) Gustav Lundgren, Andreas Oberg (acoustic and electric guitar) Hampus Lundgren (b) with guests Frederik Lindborg (ts) Tony Baluff (cl) Don Chouinard (ace) Joan Griffith (Spanish guitar) Marc Anderson (pere) Jay Epstein (d). Real Music Studio Stockholm and Creation Audio, Minneapolis, ca. 2006

Stockholm Sweetnin'/ It's Alright With Me (incorporating Bebop)/ Lover Man/ Comes Love/ Swingin' the Blues/ Besame Mucho/ If I Had You/ Windmills of Your Mind/ I Can't Give You anything But Love/ In a Sentimental Mood/ Throw it Away/ Out of Nowhere/ Si Tu Savais/ After You've Gone/ Autumn In Kokkola

Connie Evingson with Dave Frishberg

Little Did I Dream

Minnehaha Music MM 2008

Connie Evingson (vcl) Dave Karr (ts, fl, narration*) Mark Henderson (ts) Dave Frishberg (p, vcl§) Gordy Johnson (b) Phil Hey (d) Creation Audio, Minneapolis, prob. Winter 2007

Little Did I Dream/ Peel Me a Grape/ Our Love Rolls On/ Zanzibar/ Can't Take You Nowhere/ Heart's Desire/ Wheelers and Dealers/ Zoot Walks In*/ Eastwood Lane/ You Are There/ I Want to Be a Sideman/ My Attorney Bernie/ Snowbound§/ Listen Here

Those attending our annual convention in Minneapolis this year were treated to a delightful performance by vocalist Connie Evenson and her Quartet.

Connie is in the tradition of great female jazz vocalists. Her idol and chief influence is Peggy Lee, not a bad rôle model for any aspiring jazz singer with other enthusiasms including Dave Frishberg, the legacy of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club, bebop and, oh yes, even the Beatles. Her performances, whether in person or on recordings, cover all these areas of interest. Connie is equally at home with tender ballads, up tempo swingers, vocalese and scat and approaches all with appropriate taste and restraint, the equal of any singer on the scene, including many who are better known.

On the first CD reviewed here, Connie is accompanied by the Hot Club of Sweden Unlike most groups of this type, however, these Scandinavians are not content to look back in time but have chosen to update the legacy of the Hot Club with a more modern repertoire and with solo styles which incorporate developments of more recent years. …

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