"Wundersame Verwandlung altbekannter Soul-Klassiker in funkelnd-frische Jazzsongs"
"Dionne made the music shine", writes Swedish singer Rigmor Gustafsson in the liner notes for this CD, in which she explains that since her childhood she has been fascinated by Dionne Warwick’s voice and songs, which she interprets herself on her new album "Close To You" (ACT 9418-2), "A humble tribute to one of the greatest singers in the history of pop music", is the way in which the younger colleague describes her own versions versions, but this record is more than that, filled as it is with glittering readings of classic material.This Swedish jazz singer has a uniquely flexible and pure voice. After her performance at the Berlin Jazz Festival 2001 she was celebrated as a "new star in the vocal heavens". Just one week after the release of her debut for the ACT label in 2003, "I Will Wait...line up
Recorded by Philippe Gaillot at Recall Studios Pompignan, France on July 25 - 27, 2004. Assisted by Renaud van Welden
Mixed by Johan Norberg at Krubaston Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Nils Landgren