Inger Marie Gundersen Make This Moment 180g LP
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Inger Marie Gundersen Re-Imagines Hits Including "Let It Be Me" and Willie
Nelson's "Always On My Mind"!
Inger Marie waited for many years before she ventured upon a solo career, but
she has ample experience from many years’ activities in the music field. For
twenty years she has been active as vocalist in several bands, ranging from a
youthful rock band to a six year period as lead singer of a jazz big band. She
has also fronted her own jazz quintet ”My Favorite Strings”, as well as
collaborating with several excellent jazz musicians, among them Tom Lund, one of
Norway’s finest Latin jazz-guitarists, founder of the renowned group ”Trio de
Having thus gathered a lot of experience and ”paid her dues”, Inger Marie
finally decided to enter the studio to record her debut solo CD ”Make This
Moment”. The time was right. Years of singing had matured her voice into an
instrument of impressive sensitivity and perfection. Producer Lars Martin Myhre,
himself a brilliant musician and a major artist in Norway, says that never has
he got a bigger surprise than the one he got when Inger Marie started singing in
the studio. She was displaying a voice so controlled, so beautiful and so
personal at her first recording date, that the seasoned producer was left with
his mouth open, stunned in admiration of the awareness and the warm and direct
communication in her voice.
”Make This Moment” was released in Norway in October 2004. The album received rave reviews and instant recognition by jazz aficionados. After some months, Inger
Marie's voice started touching hearts and impressing music lovers in places far
from Norway. Japanese record buyers discovered her album, which started selling
hundreds, then thousands in Japanese record stores. Record companies in Korea,
The Philippines, Hong Kong, and soon also Japan, licensed the album and launched
local releases. Now the album has been released in most of Asia, as well as in
Europe, and has touched the hearts and souls of thousands of listeners.
"(Make This Moment by vocalist Inger Marie Gundersen)... is a nice reminder
that vocal performances do not always have to be unbridled exhibitions of
melismatic acrobatics. Indeed the hallmark of the album is an admirable
restraint, and even austerity in the vocals and instrumentation... Make This
Moment is an encouraging debut solo recording by a promising talent. Gundersen
and her band treat their material with the utmost respect and delicacy. The
album is a refreshingly tasteful affair." - allaboutjazz.com, April 4, 2005
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Inger Marie Gundersen, vocals
Oscar Jansen, piano
Ole Kristian Kvamme, bass
Geir Age Johnsen, drums
Kristoffer Hansen, piano (9)
Per Sigmond, trumpet
Olvind G. Stomer, saxophone
1. Let It Be Me
2. Make This Moment
3. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
4. Just A Song Before I Go
5. Melancholy Blue
1. Song For You Far Away
2. But Beautiful
3. Always On My Mind
4. Blame It On My Youth