冷冽而感性的挪威爵士女声—Rebekka Bakken(蕾贝卡．碧肯)成长于挪威，1994年到了美国纽约，8年以后，又返回欧洲，来到奥地利维也纳。因为Rebekka Bakken喜欢这裏的安静与和平，就在维也纳安了家。音乐的旋律和人声美感的重视基于对作品的创作性和内涵的深刻性的重视有关，Rebekka Bakken嗓音无疑是优美的，但对流行乐的朋友们来说会觉得她太Jazz，而喜欢Jazz的乐迷来说会认为他经典.
如诗画般歌词刻划深层内心情语，冷冽中带有内蕴微风般沁人美感的深度感怀多元美声情怀。很少人能像挪威女歌手Rebecca Bakken一样，悠游於流行、摇滚、蓝调、爵士、民谣之间，以知性感性兼具的美麉音符，刻划内心和世俗的境界。她是少数能唱3个8度音阶的歌手，她原本学习小提琴，发现自己比较喜欢唱歌，於是又训练自己学会钢琴，曾在几个民谣、唱诗班、摇滚乐团。1994年毅然飘洋过海来到纽约，毫无名气的外来歌手备嚐艰辛，在等待机会的孤寂中，她投注心力在创作曲子和歌词，唱出自己的心情。回到欧洲，她的才华展现一些曙光。Rebekka Bakken2003年首张专辑The Art Of How To Fall在欧陆一飞冲天，在德国创下金唱片的佳绩。
这张新作秉承了Rebekka Bakken一贯的作风，音乐的旋律和人声美感的重视基于对作品的创作性和内涵的深刻性的重视有关，Rebekka Bakken嗓音无疑是优美的，但对流行乐的朋友们来说会觉得她太Jazz，而喜欢Jazz的乐迷来说会认为他经典，难免会有差别。
Label:Universal Music Group – 271 280-2
Nordic folk-jazz chanteuse Rebekka Bakken was the most successful exponent of a new generation of Scandinavian jazz singers that also included Silje Nergaard, Sidsel Endresen, and Solveig Slettahjell. Born in Oslo in 1970, Bakken studied violin and piano as a child, and in 1995 relocated to New York City to pursue a professional music career.There she paired with Austrian-born guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, and together they toured the local nightclub circuit as a duo. In time Bakken also befriended German pianist Julia Hülsmann, with whom she recorded the 2003 album Scattering Poems, a collection of jazz performances inspired by the poes of e.e. cummings. Upon completing the project Bakken returned to Europe, settling in Vienna and signing a solo deal with the Universum label. Her debut LP, The Art of How to Fall, followed by year's end, and in 2005 she resurfaced with her commercial breakthrough, Is That You? I Keep My Cool followed a year later.
Since then it is empty: no news of this great figure of Nordic jazz, she decided to take a break. Can not terminate me forget this incredible voice, I took time to time news on the web since 2008 and mid-2009, I felt that something was brewing. A new album in sight. Her fourth album Morning Hours emerged in the largest media indifference (except Germany) in late 2009. It was released in the Benelux (I could get it in a big musical sign) and Germany. Even in Scandinavia. This new album highlights the new musical turning Rebekka not feeling really the soul of a jazzwoman now it is in the field of folk / country / blues with a pop touch she decided to shine vocally .
Basically, it's not a bad idea because his voice has bluesy tones look great. But the beautiful lady played a little map of the ease in choosing the producer Craig Street (Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, etc..) That seems to soften over the years because it brings this album a warm sound but in the end a little smooth and formatted. Attention album in the vein American folk / country is far from being bad. No, it is very nice and flattering to the ear (it is far from Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift who garner good reviews by the cutesy music and without character), the melodies are lovely (on the tender No Easy Way shown), the correct settings but the voice of Rebekka, depth and emotion that emerges the album composed entirely of ballads might be irrelevant. Not forgetting his lyrics that are quite interesting and far from American stereotypes. I advise you to listen especially the dark and beautiful Powder Room Collapse (the best song on the album without a doubt) that provides the perfect scale to the voice of Rebekka, a moving cover of Ghost In This House, the air Starlight Of Your Heart and touching In The Early Morning Hours before you snuggle under your duvet (or to be loved) by the fire to listen to the rest as a simple moment of happiness we savor.
A successful despite a red card for the production a bit superficial and odorless Craig Street back (yes, he is the leader). Rebekka Bakken confirms that it is one of the great voices in Europe that is still looking for the right sound to showcase his divine body. I look on to her new adventures.
01. Not A Woman 3:13
02. Sometimes 3:28
03. Ghost In This House 4:32
04. Powder Room Collapse 5:04
05. No Easy Way 4:47
06. To Be Your Lover 3:42
07. If You Don't Ask For More 2:48
08. I Can Always Forget 3:06
09. Starlight Of Your Heart 3:02
10. Contents Of My Heart 3:02
11. October Nights 3:05
12. Like Cologne 3:53
13. In The Early Morning Hours 3:22