Rigmor Gustafsson

When You Make Me Smile - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9728-2
  • Barcode: 614427972828
  • German Release: 29/08/2014
  • Genre: Vocal Jazz, Jazz

”This album is a dream come true. I started to write songs about two years ago and contacted Dalasinfoniettan, an absolutely fantastic Swedish orchestra that I love. For a short while I was thinking that there are already so much lovely music out there to record, but felt very fast that for me it’s natural to compose new material. It has been both a freedom and a challenge to have an orchestra available.” (Rigmor Gustafsson)

No longer available – out of print

Enchanting and moving!Rigmor Gustafsson was never one of those brooding, introverted singers. The Blues were never her thing either, even though she definitely knows how to arouse emotions with powerful ballads. But no, that would mean pretending to be something she is not, and pretence is pretty much the last thing that comes to mind when you think of Gustafsson. Having grown up on a farm in Värmland in the heart of Sweden, learned her trade in New York and become a star all around Europe, she is the kind of girl who wears her soul on her sleeve. With her naturalness she enchants her audiences, and for them she gives her all. It comes as no surprise that the word “you” can be found in the titles of all of her ACT albums, like on her sixth and latest “When You Make Me Smile”.Gustafsson has always known that her personality comes out be...

line up

Rigmor Gustafsson - vocals
Jonas Östholm - piano
Martin Höper - bass
Jonas Holgersson - drums
Magnus Lindgren - tenor sax, clarinet, flute (on 03, 05 & 11)
Patrick Skogh - trumpet & flugelhorn (on 03, 05, 09 & 10)
Karin Hammar - trombone (on 03, 05, 09 & 10)
Anders Wiborg - bass trombone (on 05, 09 & 10)
Jesper Nordenström - organ
Calle Rasmusson - percussion
Dalasinfoniettan conducted by Jonas Nydesjö

Special Guest: Eagle-Eye Cherry / vocals (on 12)

Recording Information

Music composed by Rigmor Gustafsson and lyrics by Tomas Bäcklund & Ollie Olson unless otherwise noted

Recorded by Ollie Olson at X-Level Studios, Stockholm, Sweden, February - April 2013
Assistant Engineer: Willem Bleeker
Mixed by Pal Svenre at Unit 7, Stockholm, Sweden
Mastered by Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood, USA

Photos by Magnus Selander