Solveig Slettahjell

Pixiedust - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9708-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 97082 4
  • German Release: 27/01/2006
  • Genre: Vocal Jazz, Norwegian Jazz

CD des Monats Februar 2006:
"Solveig Slettahjells ‚Elfenstaub’ (Pixiedust) ist so ziemlich die schärfste Droge in Sachen Vocal-Jazz, die derzeit aus Skandinavien zu haben ist" (STEREOPLAY)

No longer available – out of print

"Slowly does it" is the theme of Solveig Slettahjell, yet another amazing singer from Norway. For many years, we have been surprised by the immense jazz talent to come out of Scandinavia. Although one might think that this flow of consistent creativity must surely slow down, suddenly at the north German festival JazzBaltica 2004 a new star was born: Norwegian singer Solveig Slettahjell (pronounced: Sul-vay Shlet-I-Yell). She cast a spell over critics and public alike: according to magazine "Jazzthetik" Solveig Slettahjell was the "sensation of the festival". And leading German paper Frankfurter Allgemeine described the show as follows: "her performance was a unique immense adagio, that seemed as if she had studied with either Sergiu Celibidache or Glenn Gould through its stretching of melodies and the...

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Solveig Slettahjell – vocals
Sjur Miljeteig - trumpet
Morten Qvenild - piano
Mats Eilertsen - bass
Per Oddvar Johansen - drums

Recording Information

Recorded by Andy Mytteis at Bugges Room, Oslo, January 10 - 12, 2005
Mixed by Andy Mytteis at Bugges Room, Oslo, January 14 - 16, 2005
Mastered at Fersk Lyd as, Oslo, by Giert Clausen with Knut Vaernes
Produced by Slow Motion Quintet