Date with a Dream

Date with a Dream

by Malene Mortensen


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Malene Mortensen emerged on the Danish jazz scene with her 2003 recording debut as a leader for Universal in Europe, following it up with this release for Stunt. With her fresh, engaging vocals and the potential to establish a following in both jazz and pop like Norah Jones, Mortenson isn't really an improviser, but she works with top-notch musicians who create fresh arrangements of standards, while she also proves herself to be a capable composer. Of particular interest are her interpretations of standards, including the sensuous, slowly savored "I've Got a Date with a Dream" (where she's backed by her trio plus strings and a lap steel player) and a heartfelt "At Last" (backed by pianist Kasper Villaume and soprano saxophonist Claus Waidtlow). She soars in Villaume's imaginative post-bop arrangement of "Take Five," displaying her soulful side. Mortenson's originals are more pop-oriented, though still catchy and entertaining, especially her infectious "Off the Beat."

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/2005
Label: Stunt
UPC: 0663993050324
catalogNumber: 503
Rank: 217955

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Malene Mortensen   Primary Artist,Vocals
Morten Lund   Percussion,Drums
Kasper Tranberg   Trumpet,Cornet
Avishai Cohen   Bass
Lasse Nilsson   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Keyboards
Kasper Villaume   Piano,Glockenspiel,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

M. Gordon   Composer
J.R. Mitchell   Composer
Hans Nielsen   Engineer
A. Baker   Composer
Lasse Nilsson   Engineer
Kasper Villaume   Producer,String Arrangements
Peter Littauer   Executive Producer
Magnus Hjorth   Horn Arrangements

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