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Hilde Hefte — Short Stories (2013)

 Hilde Hefte — Short Stories (2013)

Hilde Hefte — Short Stories
Location: Kristiansand, Norway
Education: Universitetet i Oslo (UiO)
Album release: April 5, 2013
Record Label: Ponca Jazz Records
Duration:     42:48
Tracks:
01. Mercy Street      (4:51)
02. O Tysta Ensamhet — Visan Fran Utanmyra      (4:02)
03. My Bells      (2:42)
04. O Pato      (1:55)
05. But Beautiful      (2:51)
06. My Romance      (5:11)
07. In Germany Before the War      (3:24)
08. Danny's All-Star Joint      (2:37)
09. White Night      (3:38)
10. You Leave Me Breathless      (4:50)
11. Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa      (2:26)
12. Flotervise      (4:21)
Musicians on Short Stories:
Ξ  Hilde Hefte: All vocals, piano, guitar, glockenspiel, metallophone, wind-shime
Ξ  Sidsel Walstad: Harp
Ξ  Egil Kapstad: Piano
Ξ  John Pål Inderberg: Soprano-sax
Ξ  Simen Hefte Endresen: Egg
Ξ  Harp arrangements: Egil Kapstad
Ξ  All other music-arrangements: Hilde Hefte
Ξ  «The jazz-singer who manage to get the whole jazz-country to stop and listen.»
Ξ  These words came from one of the most respected jazz journalists in Norway when he wrote his review about Hilde Hefte's new album 'Short Stories' (released 2013) and he is referring to her first solo-recording 'Round Chet's Midnight'. And he continued — and said about her latest album: «Hilde Hefte's most important decision. The jazz singer Hilde Hefte said she had to do something new, and she has done so with bravour.»
Ξ  «She's making waves on the Norwegian scene.»
Ξ  These words are taken from the leading jazz magazine Down Beat when Hilde released her album 'Round Chet's Midnight.
Ξ  Hilde studied music at the highly respected Barratt-Dues Music Institute with piano as her main instrument. She has also been playing guitar, alto saxophone and Bb clarinet, and she has studied acting at Nordic Institute for Scene and Studio. For one periode she was teacher at Vest-Agder Music Conservatorium. She's been giving parts in different plays; for example the leading part as Edith Piaf to mention one. She has written lyrics, composed music for her own productions as well as for other musicians and singers and she's composed and arranged music for theatre productions. She's also been invited as a guest singer on various CD productions.
Ξ  She's released 6 solo albums to fantastic reviews. For her work Hilde Hefte has received various grants and prizes.
Ξ  2003 she established the sheet music company Norsk Jazzforlag and the year after the record company Ponca Jazz Records.
Website:  http://www.hildehefte.no
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hildehefte.no
A brief biographical resumé:
Ξ  When Hilde Hefte released her first solo album Down Beat wrote: "She's making waves on the Norwegian scene".
Ξ  Hilde studied music at the highly respected Barratt-Dues Music Institute with piano as her main instrument. She has been playing, alto saxophone and Bb clarinet, and she has studied acting at Nordic Institute for Scene and Studio.
Ξ  For one periode she was teacher at Vest-Agder Music Conservatorium.
Ξ  She's been giving parts in different plays; for example the leading part as Edith Piaf to mention one..
Ξ  She has written lyrics, composed music for her own productions as well as for other musicians and singers and she's composed and arranged music for theatre productions.
She's released 5 solo albums to fantastic reviews:
1. A tribute to Chet Baker, "'Round Chet's Midnight", named the album of the year in Norway's jazz-magazine Jazznytt.
2. A tribute to the pianist Bill Evans, "Playsong — the music of Bill Evans", and as well as her first CD, this became the album of the year in Norway.
3. Hildes bossaHefte — a tribute to the great Brazilian music style Bossa Nova. All newspapers in Norway gave this album 5 and 6 on the dice. This is her only album in her own language.
Her 4th album is what she call her memory album "On The Corner" to wonderful reviews as well.
Ξ  After this she went to Prague and recorded her latest album together with her band and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra "AN EVENING IN PRAGUE" to som outstanding reviews in newspapers, magazines and on NRK TV and Radio.
Ξ  She even did a live radio show in N.Y. where they gave her and this CD half an hour airplay.
Ξ  Her band is the leading jazz musicians and composers in Norway and Sweden with:
Egil Kapstad, piano (NO), Bjørn Alterhaug, bass (NO), Eyvind Wahlen, drums (NO), Nisse Sandström, tenor sax (SE), Jan Allan, trumpet (SE (guest-musician)).
Ξ  Two track has lately been licensed for two different jazz cd's in Japan.
Ξ  And now — at last an album where Hilde's voice is the main focus "Short Stories". The most fantastic reviews with 5 and 6 on the dice from the main National Newspapers.
Ξ  For her work Hilde Hefte has received various grants and prizes.
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Hilde Hefte — Short Stories (2013)

 

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