Hilde Hefte | Playsong - The music of Bill Evans

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Playsong - The music of Bill Evans

by Hilde Hefte

Jazz vocal album containing compositions by the brilliant composer and pianist withing modern jazz - Bill Evans.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Children's Playsong
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4:39 album only
2. Interplay
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6:18 album only
3. My Bells
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2:36 album only
4. Five
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4:35 album only
5. Remembering the Rain/Blue in Green
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7:01 album only
6. Prologue/Storyline
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4:42 album only
7. Time Remembered/Turn Out the Stars/Epilogue
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3:17 album only
8. Only Child
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5:48 album only
9. Peri's Scope
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4:51 album only
10. Waltz for Debby
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3:03 album only
11. The Two Lonely People
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8:12 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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When Hilde Hefte released her first solo-album the jazz magazine Down Beat wrote: "Hilde Hefte is making waves on the Norwegian scene".
... And she is still making waves with her honest, personal and intimate vocal-sound.

Her first CD was a tribute to Chet Baker, "'Round Chet's Midnight", and it was named the album of the year in Norways largest jazz-magazine Jazznytt.

"Playsong - the music of Bill Evans is Hilde Hefte's second CD. It's a tribute to the fantasic pianist and composer Bill Evans, and as well as her first CD, this became the album of the year in Norway.
The reviews have been fantastic: 3 of the largest newspapers in Norway gave this album dice-trow 6 (6/6) and the rest gave it dice-trow 5 - not bad!
The reviews have been fantastic all over the world:
Japan gave this CD 5 of 5 stars.
The music magazine Orkesterjournalen (Sweden) wrote:
The first thing that strikes you is how beautiful Hilde Hefte and her musicians are taking care of this historical music. She is a vocalist who is listening. Playsong is not an ego-project, this album is not made for showing everybody her musical talent. It feels like Hilde Hefte is a part of this group. Really wonderful.
The music magazine Jazz Stage (Sweden):
Hilde Hefte has managed holding an non-artistical atitude, and the result is an interpretation that I would call heartfelt. It is Hilde Hefte who is touching my heart.
The music magazine Jazz Spesial (Denmark):
Hilde Hefte interprets Evans with warmth and it's crystal clear.... the best album ever since Bill Evans own recordings together with Tony Bennett.
The music magazine Jazzpodium (Germany):
Playsong is lyrical, elegant and sophisticated. Wonderful that Hilde Hefte starting this album not using lyrics, but only sings pianissimo and soft. As a composer Bill Evans is a genious and so is the jazz vocalist Hilde Hefte.
AND people are still writing about this recording: Nordische Musik (Germany) gave this album 5 stars (5/6)September 2006.
Hilde Hefte is not a beginner. She has studied music at the highly respected Barratt-Dues Music Intitute. She has been playing piano, guitar, alto saxophone, Bb clarinet and studied acting. And she was for one periode teacher at Vest-Agder Music Conservatorium.
She is what they call the musicians musician.


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Wonderful, brilliant!

Among the most beautiful and touching jazz ever recorded
On Playsong you will find some of the most beautiful and touching jazz ever recorded. Hilde's unique ability to touch hearts and souls with her voice can only be attributed to her intelligence, integrity, empathy, and humility, together with a lot of talent and hard work... all qualities rare in the music industry. Add several of the best jazz musicians in the world today, and you have another very special Hilde Hefte album.

Wonderful, brilliant!

Among the most beautiful and touching jazz ever recorded
On Playsong you will find some of the most beautiful and touching jazz ever recorded. Hilde's unique ability to touch hearts and souls with her voice can only be attributed to her intelligence, integrity, empathy, and humility, together with a lot of talent and hard work... all qualities rare in the music industry. Add several of the best jazz musicians in the world today, and you have another very special Hilde Hefte album.

Bill Jacobs and Sonik Wheel

Among the most beautiful and touching jazz ever recorded
On Playsong you will find some of the most beautiful and touching jazz ever recorded. Hilde's unique ability to touch hearts and souls with her voice can only be attributed to her intelligence, integrity, empathy, and humility, together with a lot of talent and hard work... all qualities rare in the music industry. Add several of the best jazz musicians in the world today, and you have another very special Hilde Hefte album.

Hans

Great CD!
Fantastic CD - highly recommended!!!!!