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Producer Lars Martin Myhre says that never did he get a bigger surprise than when Inger Marie Gundersen made her debut in a recording studio.
She was displaying a voice so controlled, so beautiful and so personal at her first recording date that the seasoned producer was left sitting there with his mouth open, admiring the awareness and the warm and direct communication in her voice.In a music world where different shades of jazz-pop and more or less succsessful artists have entered the mainstream, this mature first timer enters with an unprecedented maturity and command of the style.
Anyone hearing the debut album of IMG, "Make This Moment", will realise that this is an artist belonging to the elite of this style, and that she is totally involved with a kind of music that she really loves. After years singing in rock bands and big bands, trying out different styles of music, Inger Marie has found a home in jazz.
The love and maturity with which she delivers sublime interpretations of both new songs and well-known standards, makes this a debut album of rare quality.
Inger Marie Gundersen Re-Imagines Hits Including "Let It Be Me" and Willie Nelson's "Always On My Mind"!
Inger Marie waited for many years before she ventured upon a solo career, but she has ample experience from many years’ activities in the music field. For twenty years she has been active as vocalist in several bands, ranging from a youthful rock band to a six year period as lead singer of a jazz big band. She has also fronted her own jazz quintet ”My Favorite Strings”, as well as collaborating with several excellent jazz musicians, among them Tom Lund, one of Norway’s finest Latin jazz-guitarists, founder of the renowned group ”Trio de Janeiro”.
Having thus gathered a lot of experience and ”paid her dues”, Inger Marie finally decided to enter the studio to record her debut solo LP ”Make This Moment”. The time was right. Years of singing had matured her voice into an instrument of impressive sensitivity and perfection. Producer Lars Martin Myhre, himself a brilliant musician and a major artist in Norway, says that never has he got a bigger surprise than the one he got when Inger Marie started singing in the studio.
She was displaying a voice so controlled, so beautiful and so personal at her first recording date, that the seasoned producer was left with his mouth open, stunned in admiration of the awareness and the warm and direct communication in her voice.
”Make This Moment” was released in Norway in October, 2004, and received rave reviews and instant recognition by jazz affectionados. After some months Inger Maries voice started touching hearts and impressing music lovers in places far from Norway. Japanese record buyers discovered her album, which started selling hundreds, then thousands in Japanese record stores. Record companies in Korea, The Philippines, Hong Kong, and soon also Japan, licensed the album and launched local releases. Now the album has been released in most of Asia, as well as in Europe, and has touched the hearts and souls of thousands of listeners.
"(Make This Moment by vocalist Inger Marie Gundersen)... is a nice reminder that vocal performances do not always have to be unbridled exhibitions of melismatic acrobatics. Indeed the hallmark of the album is an admirable restraint, and even austerity in the vocals and instrumentation... Make This Moment is an encouraging debut solo recording by a promising talent. Gundersen and her band treat their material with the utmost respect and delicacy. The album is a refreshingly tasteful affair." - allaboutjazz.com, April 4, 2005
Inger Marie Gundersen, vocals
Oscar Jansen, piano
Ole Kristian Kvamme, bass
Geir Age Johnsen, drums
Kristoffer Hansen, piano
Per Sigmond, trumpet
Olvind G. Stomer, saxophone
1. Let It Be Me
2. Make This Moment
3. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
4. Just A Song Before I Go
5. Melancholy Blue
1. Song For You Far Away
2. But Beautiful
3. Always On My Mind
4. Blame It On My Youth