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Alice Babs: Vi minns Alice Babs

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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 ...

Gunnar Siljabloo Nilson: Gunnar Siljabloo Nilson

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Two sounds fought for the musical soul of Gunnar “Siljabloo" Nilson: one, Artie Shaw's smoothly swinging clarinet; the other, Slim Gaillard's crazed, frenetic vocals. When the battle grew too intense and he could stand it no longer, Nilson took to drink.

Born in 1925 in the desolate far north of Sweden, young Gunnar ...

Trio Con Tromba's Treasure Trove of Previously Unreleased Recordings

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The term lagom is essential to the Swedish soul. There's no direct translation into English or any other language, but positive connotations of the word include “in balance" and “just the right amount," with the Swedish proverb Lagom är bäst translated as “Enough is as good as a feast." An aural equivalent of lagom can be ...