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Søren Siegumfeldt

String Swing

Blue Hat

€ 18.95
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  • Type CD
  • Label Stunt
  • UPC 0663993041421
  • Catalog number STUCD 4142
  • Release date 01 March 05

About the album

On the new String Swing release, Blue Hat, Josefine Cronholm sings as enticingly as ever, proving that she is on a par with more well known names like Norah Jones and Lisa Ekdahl. Josefine’s spellbinding vocal quality and charisma stops the world for a moment, and as everything comes to a standstill, musicians listen as never before and contribute their very best in sublime interplay. Audiences are united despite differences in age and musical taste.

Since the release of their breakthrough debut “Red Shoes” (awarded a Danish Music Award), String Swing has collaborated with the French star and accordion virtuoso Richard Galliano, widely known for his recordings with Charles Aznavour. The result is Blue Hat, a magic alloy of musette, latin, gypsy jazz, bossa nova and blues, featuring a string of catchy pearls.

Although Richard Galliano (a protégé of Astor Piazzolla) takes the lead in a cinematic and seductive rendition of ‘Last Tango in Paris’, all the other tracks on the album come from the highly original mind and hand of Søren Siegumfeldt. While paying due respect to tradition, his compositions always have a tongue-in-cheek sparkle and a variety of refreshing ideas. Each song is a world unto its own – you may choose to delve into it or let it pass on parade.

The soloists are Galliano, Søren Siegumfeldt on alto saxophone, and Jacob Fischer, whose contributions on dobro and guitars of varying sizes reveal his love for the music of Django Reinhardt as well as blues roots and Jaco de Bandolim. And from the sideline, pianist Rasmus Ehlers slips in with a hip, updated version of Clare Fischer’s bossa accomplishments of the ‘50s. In the album’s poetic and lofty conclusive song, a Balkan fantasy about the widows of Metvo, we hear the intense violin of virtuoso Meltiade Mihalache
Once again, the famous Danish designer, Per Arnoldi, has come up with an ingeniously simple graphic design for the cover and booklet, contributing considerably to the charming and captivating final product 

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    So it better be
     
    05:54
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    Blue Hat
     
    03:38
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    Last Tango in Paris
     
    04:50
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    Vi Sparkar Boll
     
    03:25
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    Where Do You Go
     
    04:34
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    Rage Bone Man
     
    05:26
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    Above the Hatwear
     
    02:44
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    Tragic Hero
     
    04:20
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    Afonso & Jacob
     
    01:16
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    The Stolen Alphabet
     
    04:27
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    Orlando Superstar
     
    04:27
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    When the Rain Stops
     
    04:02
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    The Widows of Metvo
     
    02:25
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