Intim und von entwaffnender Leichtigkeit: Jessica Pilnäs - eine der herausragenden schwedischen Jazz Sängerinnen – präsentiert ihre persönliche Hommage an eine der ganz großen amerikanischen Sängerinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts: Peggy Lee. Mit ihrem radikalen gesanglichen Understatement, voller rhythmischer Feinheiten und ihrer Liebe für Nuancen zaubert Pilnäs ein kleines Meisterwerk voller großer Momente.
Most of us know songs like ‘Fever’, but the singer behind the songs is perhaps less familiar to most Europeans. As the Swedish singer Jessica Pilnäs explains, “Many of my friends and colleagues had never heard of Peggy Lee, although she did not only have a successful 40-year career as a unique performer, but also was one of the first singer-songwriters who wrote songs and lyrics herself”In America Peggy Lee (1920-2002) is one of the great singers of the 20th century, alongside Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Not only was she a star in the jazz circles after having been discovered by Benny Goodman as a twenty-year-old, but she was also known by the wider public. Lee is the only singer who had a US top ten single in the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. She also acted in several films, including the first sound film “The Jazz Singe...line up
Strings arranged by the Fleshquartet
Produced, arranged and mixed by Johan Norberg
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch
Recorded by Dag Lundqvist at studio Decibel on December 6 - 8, 2011
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann