Scott Hamilton

The Best Things in Life (STUCD 15192)

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The Best Things in Life

Scott Hamilton

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STU 147745

STUCD 15192

JAZZ

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The Best Things in Life

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CD 10,74 €

It is a common phenomenon to fall in love with a voice. Some even say that for a voice to have integrity in jazz, one must fall in love with it. In the ‘60s and ‘70s many people fell in love with Norwegian vocalist Karin Krog. She introduced young audiences to jazz. They suddenly realized that while Sweden had Monica Zetterlund, Norway had Karin Krog – and Denmark did its best to bring these stars to Copenhagen. Ever since, she has mesmerized crowds with her classic jazz vocals as well as her versatility. For Karin Krog is immune to genre boxes. She collaborates with the finest Scandinavian artists and with international stars in a wide range of styles (including Steve Kuhn, Archie Shepp, John Surman, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Drew and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen). Her phrasing and intonation are easily recognizable, and she seems to have taken Billie Holiday’s statement of “hating straight singing” to heart. Karin is naturally compelled to change a song and make it her own. Her interpretations are always deeply personal while also so obviously right.

PERSONNEL:

  • SCOTT HAMILTON, tenor sax
  • KARIN KROG, vocals
  • JAN LUNDGREN, piano
  • HANS BACKENROTH, bass
  • KRISTIAN LETH, drums

Recorded at SCT Studios, Copenhagen, July 2,3 and 5, August, 2015.

TRACKS:

  • 01. The Best Things In Life Are Free
  • 02. I Must Have That Man
  • 03. Will You Still Be Mine?
  • 04. How Am I To Know?
  • 05. Ain’t Nobody’s Business
  • 06. Don’t Get Scared
  • 07. We’ll Be Together Again
  • 08. Sometimes I’m Happy
  • 09. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
  • 10. Shake It But Don’t Break It