Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Listen Here!

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Listen Here!

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Laila Dalseth - Listen Here!

Gemini Records GMCD 100

Laila Dalseth (vcls) Totti Bergh (ts) Jon Gordon (as) Dave Frishberg (pno) Jay Leonhart (bs) Dennis Mackrel (dms) Recorded NYC, August 18 & 19, 1999

Born To Be Blue / Black Butterfly / While We're Young / Easy To Love / 'Tis Autumn / A Song For You / The Underdog / Listen Here / Time After Time / My Love / I Didn't Know About you / Isn't It A Pity TT: 57:14

Laila Dalseth has been reviewed favorably in these pages several times. This review is no exception but it is a bit different in that it was recorded in New York City with the majority of the musicians being Americans. In fact Laila and her husband, Totti, are the only Norwegians.

All the musicians are well established jazz performers who should need no introductions so there will be none in this review. You would expect to find competent and sympathetic comping and solo work and again that is what you get.

I have been privileged to listen to many of her recordings and have yet to find fault with her singing. She is truly a jazz singer and it doesn't make any difference if it is an up tune or a ballad. …

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