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Lisa Ekdahl: Back To Earth

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Lisa Ekdahl was a pop star in her native Sweden before she decided to crossover into the jazz field. Her debut jazz effort, When Did You Leave Heaven, (in spite of so-so reviews) sold over 100.000 copies worldwide. Lisa shows signs of improvement throughout Back to Earth, yet for some listeners her squeaky, girlish voice may be a bit of an acquired taste. This is one singer whom I suspect has listened to one to many Billie Holiday records. Unlike ...

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Lisa Ekdahl: When Did You Leave Heaven

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From Jeanette Lindstrom to Lina Nyberg, Sweden has its share of noteworthy jazz singers. But there’s nothing noteworthy about When Did You Leave Heaven, which finds Swedish pop star Lisa Ekdahl exploring straight-ahead jazz with sad results. If you can imagine Paula Abdul with a Scandinavian accent attempting to sing jazz, that’s how embarrassing things get on this dismal CD--Ekdahl’s first release in the U.S. and her first English-language recording. The 26-year-old singer has a mousy, girlish, wafer-thin voice that ...


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