Let me make a confession:
frankly speeking I'm not into jazz-music, and somehow it's closed aria to me.
Maybe because I'm not familiar with the jazz-genre. Or because I'm so absorbed
into the rock/pop music genre. But the most recent years people like Norah
Jones, Manuela Lærke and Malene Mortensen
have opened a door to this exciting world of jazz.
I had the fortune to experience
Malene Mortensen playing together with talents sush as Niels
Lan Doky and Alex Riel already two years ago (se photo series
and the soft and swinging jazz sung by Malene's beautiful voice
fascinated me to that extent that I had to buy her albums and to see her perform
This time at Holmen in Copenhagen the ligth was better
than the light in Rødovre in 2003, so I got a much better
result compared to the 2003-series.
Malene seemed a little shy,
which merely added to her charm, but she did a marvellously professionel job,
which places her among the best Danish female jazz singers, close to the standard
of Cæcilie Norby.
The young musicians in the backing band
were surprisingly experienced and made it all swing. (For me the sax solo in Temptation
was all too hard-core jazz, but I'm still a beginner ... Mayby I'll like it in
10 years from now?)
As can be seen below Malene looked wonderful
while performing on stage!
We can no doubt expect this gifted young talent
to become an internationally apreciated artist ín the years to come.
The Set List:
01. Egyptian Moonlight
02. Take Five
03. No More Blues
07. Mystery Man
- Encore - -
Sea Of Lies
Mortensen Swedish Conspiracy:
Malene Mortensen: vo
Petter Eldh: b
Anton Eger: dm
(+ Marius Neset: sax on 05)
by Eric Klitgaard © 2005
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