'Round Chet's Midnight
This is Hilde Hefte's first solo-CD, and what a debut! The album is showing a singer and musician with depth and humour, and with a personal, intimate, laidback way of singing that's seldom heard from singers. The reviews are outstanding: The music magazine Listen to Norway: One of the most interesting new names in Norwegian jazz at the moment. The music magazine Down Beat (USA): Norwegian discovery. Hilde Hefte is making waves on the Norwegian scene. The music magazine Jazz Journal (England): She is not a beginner, knows how to phrase and swing, and interprets lyrics with care and understanding. Very good sound. Germany: The most wonderful thing is her vocal phrasing with a lot of melancholy and a big heart. Japan: 4 out of 5 stars The music magazine Orkesterjournalen (Sweden): Hefte is singing with a genuine jazz feeling. The music magazine Jazz Stage (Sweden): Hilde Hefte has got that special talent which gives her distance, tradition and humour, but so soulfull in the ballads. The music magazine Jazz Special (Denmark): So close to her listeners in her interpretation. Awarded by Randi Hultin in the jazz magazine Jazznytt - the jazz album of the year. 11 newspapers in Norway gave this CD dice-trow 5. In Norway Hilde Hefte is what they call the musicians musician - AND she's not a beginner. She has studied music at the highly respected Barratt-Dues Music Intitute. She has been playing piano, guitar, alto saxophone, Bb clarinet and studied acting.