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Jazz - Released January 28, 2011 | ACT Music

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Approach with an open mind, but be prepared to be beguiled."

Pop - Released March 3, 2003 | Parlophone Denmark

Distinctions Exceptional sound
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Danish singer Caecilie Norby's first recording to be released in the United States is quite a mixed bag. At times, Norby comes across as Nancy Wilson, going over the top in places and not showing much subtlety; on Irving Berlin's classic "Suppertime," she does not seem to know what she is singing about, sounding quite upbeat about a lynching. Some other selections are pop-ish (including odd revivals of "The Look of Love" and "Spinning Wheel"), but there are places (such as on "Just One of Those Things" and Wayne Shorter's "African Fairytale") where Norby shows potential as a jazz singer. She is assisted by a strong cast of Americans and Scandinavians (including pianists Dave Kikoski and Joey Calderazzo, keyboardist Lars Jansson, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, trumpeter Randy Brecker, and, on "Spinning Wheel," tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker), but Caecilie Norby's more significant work probably lies in the future. ~ Scott Yanow
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Jazz - Released January 25, 2019 | ACT Music

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Jazz - Released May 31, 2013 | ACT Music

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Pop - Released August 25, 1999 | Parlophone Denmark

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Pop - Released March 3, 2003 | Parlophone Denmark

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Caecilie Norby's eponymous album is not only her first American album, it is also her first striaght jazz album. Although her music still has strong pop, rock, and fusion overtone, the set leans more toward the slick textures of contemporary jazz. There are some very good moments on the record -- particularly Norby's vocals and Randy Brecker's trumpet solos -- but it demonstrates that she still needs to work out the kinks in her music before she become truly distinctive. ~ Thom Owens
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Jazz - Released December 14, 2018 | ACT Music

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Jazz - Released January 11, 2019 | ACT Music

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