Malene Mortensen – Desperado (a.k.a. Malene) (2006) [Reissue 2007] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Malene Mortensen – Desperado (a.k.a. Malene) (2006) [Reissue 2007]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:38 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 932 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,19 GB

Malene Mortensen is a Danish jazz singer. She is an unmistakable musical talent. One can only be fascinated by a vocalist who mixes the taste of her own generation with a choice of repertoire and musicians to produce an album of such persuasive and elegant pop- perfumed jazz. On her third album, Malene has combined a set of personal originals with songs that she just plain likes. Some jazz, some pop. However, there is no doubt that Malene Mortensen’s basic approach is that of a jazz vocalist. She dares give her material that essential personal twist – often with surprising results. Her phrasing is blessed with a natural swing, her lyrical interpretations have an easy flow, and her vocal control is supple and virtuosic.

The album includes John Mayer’s irresistible City Love and Branford Marsalis’ new evergreen Another Day. You will find Laughin at Life, which Billie Holiday made famous, and The Eagles’ classic tune Desperado. Several tracks were written by Malene either on her own or in close collaborations. Some of these are humorous thoughts on the plight of a young woman, others are melancholy love songs. The selection includes a wonderful poem by the 19th century Danish poet, Emil Aarestrup, set to music by Malene. The international production is Chris Minh Doky’s credit. The music was recorded in Denmark; the finishing touches were done in New York. Chris was a natural choice due to his modern and unprejudi- ced ear for bringing the best out in any vocalist. He has set Malene in a modern sound, adding spice and guest musicians in a mixture that rounds off the pleasurable experience.

The rhythm section behind Malene includes Danish pianist Jacob Christoffersen, who combines authority and interpretive talent to make him the perfect accompanist. Chris Minh Doky plays the impressive bass, and the tasteful Swedish drummer Rasmus Kihlberg completes the backing trio. The guest list is impressive: Hear American Mike Stern playing a blazing guitar, the extremely popular saxophonist Chris Potter, the Japanese superstar, Toku, and more….


01. Another Day
02. Desperado
03. Laughin’ At Life
04. Morning Sun & Velvet Moon
05. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
06. Sea Of Lies
07. City Love
08. Temptation
09. November Came
10. Empty Skies
11. Where Would I Be Without You
12. Aarestrup I marts
13. I’ve Got A Date With A Dream [Bonus Track]
14. All I Want [Bonus Track]

Malene Mortensen – vocals
Jacob Christoffersen – piano
Chris Minh Doky – acoustic bass, keyboards
Rasmus Kihlberg – drums, percussion
+ Guests…

Recorded at Focus Recording, M-One Studio & Mingish One Studio.

The album has been originally released for Danish jazz label, Stunt Records, in 2006 as “Malene”.
This SACD edition is 2007’s reissue by Asian audiophile label, Master Music, re-titled as “Desperado” & includes 2 bonus tracks.



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