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Alice Babs: Vi minns Alice Babs

Read "Vi minns Alice Babs" reviewed by Chris Mosey


This six-CD box set pays homage to Alice Babs, the Swedish jazz singer who died at the age of 90 in February, 2014. A soprano with a three octave range, she sang with Duke Ellington, most notably in his so-called sacred concerts. At the start of her career, in 1940, at the tender age of 16, Babs (real name Nilsson) was vilified in the Swedish press as a slyna, the politest translation of which is “hussy."

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Alice Babs: Don't Be Blue

Read "Don't Be Blue" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Over a career of more than 60 years, Swedish vocalist Alice Babs has applied her delectable vocal chords to a variety of euphony including church music by Mozart and Duke Ellington, she worked with the latter in the 1960's, yodeling, and just regular jazz. Her 4th album for the Prophone label falls into the latter category. Joined by long time composer and band leader, Nils Lindberg, and the group Third Saxophones, a quintet of sax players, and a rhythm section, ...


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