Fans of more esoteric jazz could do worse than check out a new album from Scandinavian husband and wife team, CAECILLIE NORBY and LARS DANIELSON. The 13 tracker is called ‘Just The Two Of Us’ and the songs range from the familiar (Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’) through to the self-penned – like the semi- classical ‘Toccata’. Amongst the highlights is a version of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’. The writer called her song “a meditation on reality and fantasy” and Caecillie’s languid vocal and Lars’ plangent bass deliver just that!
Jazz buffs will know that Ms Norby was the first European female artist to be signed to Blue Note while Mr. Danielson is considered one of Europe’s’ top jazz bassists.
CAECILLIE NORBY and LARS DANIELSON’S ‘Just The Two Of us’ is released on Act Music on September 18th.