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Sarah Riedel: Living Up To Expectations

Read "Sarah Riedel: Living Up To Expectations" reviewed by James Pearse

The world of jazz is no stranger to the sound of the Swedish language. Alice Babs and Monica Zetterlund--and more recently, Rigmor Gustafsson--are just a few of the names of jazz vocalists hailing from this cold northern country that have reached the ears of US and UK audiences.

Some people believe that spoken Swedish ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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 ...

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. ...