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.
Her second CD was a tribute to the fantasic 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.
Hildes bossaHefte is her 3rd CD and is a tribute to the great Brazilian music style Bossa Nova, and the great bossa composers. The reviews have been wonderful.
The Norwegian newspaper Fedrelandsvennen wrote:
This CD is a masterpiece!
The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet: Dice trow 5 (5/6)
Just the CD you need when it's cold outside.
The Norwegian Newspaper Bergens Tidende: Dice trow 5 (5/6)
Sunny from the South.
Elegant, drifting, sunny, she's inviting the listener to join her in her Brazilian bossa nova - together with her Southern Norwegian accent.
The Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidende's readers opinion: Dice trow 6 (6/6)
The Norwegian newspaper Toensberg Blad: Dice trow 5 (5/6)
Unquestionably one of our country's best jazz vocalists.
This is bossa with a sure feeling for style; lazy, laid back, pleasant, warm and at the same time exotic.
A Brazilian-Norwegian project which are giving spice to cold and grey winter days. Lovely.
The Norwegian newspaper Telemark Arbeiderblad: Dice trow 5 (5/6)
A Record that both vocally and instrumental are ideally suited for warming up frozen souls.
The Norwegian newspaper Fredrikstad Blad: Dice trow 5 (5/6)
Rhythms from Brazil gets a distinctive South-Norwegian character together with a laidback Hefte and our Norwegian jazz elite behind the instruments.
The Norwegian newspaper Ny Tid:
...this is remarkable also because of Hilde Hefte's very good lyrics in Norwegian.
This record makes you happy!
The famous Norwegian poet Jan Erik Vold:
This CD is fantastic!
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.