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Solveig Slettahjell

Good Rain - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9713-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 97132 6
  • German Release: 20/10/2006
  • Genre: Vocal Jazz, Norwegian Jazz

"Solveig Slettahjell ist mit ihrer Neuerfindung der Langsamkeit so sexy wie eh und je und liefert eine nordische Klangaura, fast schon so etwas wie norwegische Klassik" (FAZ)

CD € 17,50



“Solveig Slettahjell has succeeded in doing to jazz what James Joyce did to the genre of coming-of-age novels; she's ripped up the form and started again.” (Stuart Nicholson, Observer Music Monthly, November 2005) The first time you hear the name Solveig Slettahjell (pronounced Sul-vay Shlet-I-Yell), you might have to spell it out before attempting to say it. This has proved to be an easy hurdle for a growing number of enthusiasts: “Pixiedust”, her debut album on ACT, that she released with her Slow Motion Quintet in February of 2006 had shot straight to sixth place in the March Musikmarkt jazz charts and reached fifth place in the JPC jazz charts in April. This success was not entirely unexpected. Although the Norwegian singer’s German debut at JazzBaltica 2004 was still an almost private affair before a select audience, the stacks of...

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Solveig Slettahjell – vocals
Sjur Miljeteig - trumpet
Morten Qvenild - piano
Mats Eilertsen - bass
Per Oddvar Johansen - drums


Recording Information

Recorded by Andy Mytteis at Bugge's Room, Oslo, Norway from April 17-19, 2006. Additional recording at Is It Art Studio, Kölviken, Sweden, April + May, 2006
Mixed by Sjur Miljeteig and Andy Mytteis at Bugge's Room, Oslo, Norway from April 22-24, 2006
Mastered by Audun Strype and Sjur Miljeteig at Strype Audio, June 2, 2006
Produced by Slow Motion Quintet