Hilde Hefte

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AT LAST !!! HILDE HEFTE IS RELEASING A NEW ALBUM 6 years have past since Hilde Hefte released the album ‘An evening in Prague’ together with jazz quartet and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; a record which got the most wonderful reviews from all around the world. So what do you do after such a success? Well, Hilde turns around and do the quite opposite and take the music down to either standing alone in her music or in a duo format. This record is like a collection of short stories therefore the album title. Hilde is saying: ‘It is either duo-converstations or conversations with myself. This is something I had to do. I had to challenge myself to be able to move on.’ The album contains genres we believe some of you are not expecting to find on a ‘Hefte-album’, and you will also find constellations almost never recorded in the genre of jazz before; like duo harp and vocal. On harp is the well known Norwegian harpist Sidsel Walstad and she is performing some outstanding harp-arrangements written by Egil Kapstad. This time Hilde is doing a lot more herself – she is writing most of the music arrangements herself, playing several of the instruments and last, but not the least; singing several tracks a cappella. To receive the dimention and the depth she wanted for this album she decided to bring in a much younger person than herself to be the producer. She chose Simen Hefte Endresen. And what a clever move to bring in a person who is listening to music in a different manner than herself. Simen is Hilde’s son and she is saying….‘it is very special being able to work with your son on such premises, and at the same time knowing you didn’t ask him because he is your son, but because he’s one of the best.’ Challenging project for Hefte? Yes! Genre-wise it goes from jazz, alternative and pop-music to folk-tunes, but we have to say; you will find several really wonderful jazz ballads too. Is she happy? Yes! Hefte quote: ‘More than happy; and at the same time very proud. I have done something I’ve never done before, because I’ve been afraid to try; so on these premises this album is the best I’ve ever recorded.’ Musicians: HILDE HEFTE: ALL VOCALS, PIANO, GUITAR, WIND-CHIME, METALLOPHONE, GLOCKENSPIEL Sidsel Walstad – harp, Egil Kapstad – piano, John Pål Inderberg – soprano sax, Fredrik Sahlander – double bass Recorded in Sanden Studio / Sound engineering: Roald Raasberg / Producer: Simen Hefte Endresen / Cover design: Alf Solbakken
1. Mercy Street 00:04:53 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Peter Gabriel
Author Peter Gabriel
Performers Hilde Hefte | Fredrik Sahlander
Arrangers Hilde Hefte | Fredrik Sahlander
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
2. O tysta ensamhet (Visan från Utanmyra) 00:04:05 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Trad
Author Olof von Dalin
Performers Hilde Hefte
Arrangers Hilde Hefte
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
3. My Bells 00:02:44 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Bill Evans
Author Gene Lees
Performers Hilde Hefte | Sidsel Walstad
Arrangers Egil Kapstad
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
4. O Pato 00:01:58 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Jayme Silva
Author John Hendricks | Neuza Teixeira
Performers Hilde Hefte
Arrangers Hilde Hefte
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
5. But Beautiful 00:02:53 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Jimmy Van Heusen
Author Johnny Burke
Performers Hilde Hefte | Egil Kapstad
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
6. My Romance 00:05:14 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Richard Rodgers
Author Lorenz Hart
Performers Hilde Hefte | Sidsel Walstad
Arrangers Egil Kapstad
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
7. In Germany Before The War 00:03:28 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Randy Newman
Author Randy Newman
Performers Hilde Hefte
Arrangers Hilde Hefte
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
8. Danny's All-Star Joint 00:02:39 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Rickie Lee Jones
Author Rickie Lee Jones
Performers Hilde Hefte
Arrangers Hilde Hefte
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
9. White Night 00:03:40 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Jon Larsen
Author Hilde Hefte
Performers Hilde Hefte
Arrangers Hilde Hefte
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
10. You Leave Me Breathless 00:04:53 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Frederick Hollander
Author Ralph Freed
Performers Hilde Hefte | Egil Kapstad
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
11. Jag vet en dejlig rosa 00:02:29 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Trad
Performers Hilde Hefte | Sidsel Walstad
Arrangers Egil Kapstad
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen
12. Fløtervise 00:04:22 1.00 USD
Main artist Hilde Hefte
Composer Andreas Lunnan
Performers Hilde Hefte | John Pål Inderberg
Arrangers Egil Kapstad
Producers Simen Hefte Endresen