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(2012) Swedish Folk Songs in Jazzy Arrangements.
Pia Fridhill (Vocals) Stefan Michalke (Piano, Arrangements) Steffen Thormählen (Drums) Johannes Zink (Guitars, Lute) Johannes Flamm (Saxophones, Clarinets) David Andres (Bass)
REVIEWS ON "MY SWEDISH SONGBOOK":
"The fact is that the music world has gained a wonderful jazz singer. Jazz and folk blend together in a harmonious way. Her voice is clear and expressive, yet feminine and sensitive. "My Swedish Songbook" is not a phony package of Swedish clichés, but exquisite Swedish jazz. "Pia Fridhill can be heard on Radio Skala's program in the programs World Jazz, Northern Lights, the night program and of course in Womens Voices. (Radio Scala, January 2013)
CD of the month in STEREOPLAY 10/12: "Relaxed and charming: Fridhill succeeds in reinterpreting the classical songs of her homeland in a modern, light-footed and unagitated way. (STEREOPLAY, October 2012)
"...these magically warm songs to be heard here [are] all songs from Fridhill's Swedish homeland from three centuries. And Pia Fridhill sings them exclusively in Swedish. This is also the magic of this CD, which takes the listener on a colorful musical journey through Sweden, very soulful and gentle, sometimes melancholically introverted, sometimes with bluesy soul. Pia Fridhill's singing sounds honest and full of human warmth, around which her six-piece band nestles wonderfully. (jazz thing)
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Klaus Genuit, Hansahaus Studios in Bonn.