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Comes Love... by Agneta Baumann

A vocalist Sweden can be proud of, Agneta Baumann loves to sing. Her sense of joy is one of her trademarks when listening to her material. Covering standards with style as well as a great group to accompany her, be prepared for over an hour of great listening.

Playing with the lyric throughout Baumann is having the time of her life on Comes Love. Always in the moment, her clear delivery, and execution of the note move this number right along. Backenroth’s determined opening sets the pace with Baumann joining in the celebration. Great brush work from Lofcrantz. Teasing piano from Rundqvist chases Lofcrantz to respond with percussive eloquence.

One of the most loved ballads in the repertoire, What’s New is presented in a loving way with Baumann’s range and ability to get inside the note reminiscent of Helen Merrill’s style of singing. Broberg’s beautiful trumpet shines throughout.

An up tempo swinging version of Cole Porter’s, Get Out Of Town is just what the doctor ordered. With a relentless opening from Rundqvist, Baumann’s joins in for some fun. Broberg’s characteristic trumpet is right on the money. He makes this a hot number with his rolling cadenza’s, and biting attack. Backenroth and Lofcrantz respond with solid playing, and a suitable call and response.

Many Jazz instrumentalists over the years have enjoyed playing the beautiful chord changes in Easy Living. Baumann makes it all her own by carefully executing the lyric in a silky and warm hearted manner. One of the highlights of this recording.

Baumann makes it clear that she can sing in nearly any tempo. Comes Love is filled with memories that will last a long time. By carefully crafting the songs with fine arrangements and skillful musicianship, her star continues to rise.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Agneta Baumann
  • CD Title: Comes Love...
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 1999
  • Record Label: Touche Music
  • Tracks: That Old Devil Called Love, Comes Love, Blame It On My Youth, I’m Just A Lucky So And So, Easy Living, Thou Swell, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Who Cares, i Have The Feeling I’ve Been Here Before, Get Out Of Town, There’s No You, It Never Entered My Mind, In Love In Vain, What’s New
  • Musicians: Agneta Baumann (Vocals), Bosse Broberg (Trumpet), Gosta Rundqvist (Piano), Hans Backenroth (Bass), Johan Lofcrantz (Drums)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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