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Vivian Buczek: Live At The Palladium

Read "Live At The Palladium" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Swedish vocalist Vivian Buczek has been on the Scandinavian jazz scene for over a decade, releasing her first album, Can't We Be Friends (Skandia Music) in 2003. Live At The Palladium is her fourth solo album, though she's also recorded with the Artistry Jazz Group. The Palladium in question isn't the world- renowned London theatre, it's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Vivian Buczek: Dedication To My Giants

Read "Dedication To My Giants" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Dedication To My Giants, is Vivian Buczek's tribute to those giants of jazz who have inspired the Swedish vocalist's own work. While Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles get a mention, Buczek's giants for are predominantly instrumentalists--John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Clifford Brown included--and as a result her song selection for this, her third album, avoids the ...

Lill Lindfors: Lill

Read "Lill" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Alas, Lill Lindfors remains best known outside Sweden for her “wardrobe malfunction" in the 1985 Eurovision song contest, actually a well-handled publicity stunt. She's actually a remarkably good vocalist and a dynamic performer, worth far more than that annual dose of television schlock. Lindfors is not known for singing jazz but does it extremely well.