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Carin Lundin: What Now My Love?

Read "What Now My Love?" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Carin Lundin is a class act, one of Sweden's best jazz singers. She hangs in there year on year, ably fending off the challenge of newer arrivals, without ever getting the full recognition she so richly deserves. In 2005 her disk, “Songs We All Recognize" was named one of the year's best albums by the national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. In 2007 she won the national Jazz Museum's Anita O'Day prize and in 2010 her album “Smulor och ...

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Carin Lundin: Smulor och Parafraser

Read "Smulor och Parafraser" reviewed by Chris Mosey

With this album Carin Lundin lays claim to the territory previously occupied in Swedish jazz by the late, great Monica Zetterlund. It was obviously made very much with an eye to the domestic market, with all but two of the 12 numbers in Swedish. However, Smulor och Parafraser (Crumbs and Paraphrases) is already proving something of a hit in--would you believe?--Japan. Rightly so: aided by the very able Johan Setterlind (trumpet and percussion) and Erik Söderlind on guitar, Lundin has ...

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Carin Lundin: Songs That We All Recognize

Read "Songs That We All Recognize" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

The title promises musical comfort food, and that's what this album delivers. No more, no less. Songs That We All Recognize is a well-assembled album of mostly standards that takes no chances, offers no unexpected curves and avoids any disappointments for listeners seeking low-key acoustic straight-ahead jazz. Swedish vocalist Carin Lundin's third album is in the same league with discs such as Diana Krall's The Girl In The Other Room, although Lundin doesn't have quite the same velvet quality to ...


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