I Concentrate on You Elvira Nikolaisen & Mathias Eick
- 1What´s New03:55
- 2I Concentrate on You04:15
- 3Don´t Smoke in Bed03:35
- 4Time After Time03:29
- 5For All We Know04:12
- 6I´ll Be Seeing You02:58
- 7You Can Have Him04:39
- 8Come Rain or Come Shine03:42
- 9Little Girl Blue05:47
- 10Answer Me03:24
Info for I Concentrate on You
Seit ihrem Debüt 2006 ist die norwegische Sängerin Elvira Nikolaisen zu einer der prominentesten und erfolgreichsten Künstlerinnen ihrer Generation geworden. Ihr erstes Album "Quiet Exit" wurde 50.000 mal verkauft und erhielt drei Nominierungen für den begehrten Spellemannsprisen, dem norwegischen Grammy. 10 unsterbliche Songs, die Künstler wie Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra und Nina Simone berühmt gemacht haben und alle eine Geschichte erzählen hat Elvira ausgewählt. Es sind alles Songs, mit denen die Sängerin aufgewachsen ist und zu denen sie eine enge Beziehung hat. Alle hatten einen starken Einfluss auf ihre Entwicklung sowohl als Sängerin als auch als Komponistin. "I Concentrate on You" ist ein atmosphärisches, persönliches und energiegeladenes Album zweier superben Musikern und Kommunikatoren. Ein Album, das mit Sicherheit als Rettungsboje für viele Hörer im dunklen Herbst und Winter dienen wird.
Elvira Nikolaisen, Gesang
Mathias Eick, Trompete
Andreas Ulvo, Klavier
Ole Morten Vågan, Kontrabass
Recorded in Pooka Studio January 2013, and Albatross Recorders February 2013
Mixed at Albatross Recorders April 2013
Mastered at Propeller Mastering April 2013
Since her recording debut in 2006, Elvira Nikolaisen has become one of the most prominent and successful artists of her generation. Her first album, Quiet Exit, sold 50,000 copies and received three nominations for Spellemannsprisen, the Norwegian Grammy. Songs such as “Love I Can’t Defend” and “Egypt Song” have become modern classics. For several years, Elvira has had a secret dream of recording an album of other people’s songs – namely, a selection of ballads from what is often called “the great American songbook”.
Ten immortal songs, made famous by artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone, all have stories to tell. These are songs Elvira grew up with and has always had a strong relationship to. They all had an impact on her development both as a singer and as a songwriter.
The idea for this album has existed for a long time, but it was not until Elvira met musician and producer Mathias Eick that she felt that the idea could be realised. “This type of song material has been interpreted by many artists for decades, but together with Mathias I was able to find a unique sound, and the idea could be brought to life,” says Elvira.
Mathias Eick began his career as the trumpet player in Jaga Jazzist, and has been one of Norway’s most highly profiled jazz musicians in recent years. He has released two critically acclaimed solo albums on the prestigious ECM label, and has appeared on over 100 records with other artists in a broad range of genres, from Thomas Dybdahl to Turboneger. In 2007 he received the International Jazz Award for New Talent from the International Jazz Festivals Organization, and in 2009 he was awarded the StatoilHydro grant at the by:Larm festival.
Elvira and Mathias had been watching each other’s careers enthusiastically for a long time when mutual friends introduced them to each other. In addition to playing a number of instruments on the album, Mathias functioned as both producer and arranger. They were joined by some of Norway’s finest young jazz musicians: pianist Andreas Ulvo, violinist Ola Kvernberg and drummer Gard Nilssen.
I Concentrate on You is an atmospheric, personal and powerful album from two superb musicians and communicators. An album that will surely serve as a life buoy for countless listeners throughout the dark autumn and winter.
This album contains no booklet.