Josefine Cronholm (b. 1971) lives and works in Denmark. She has performed with many bands and groups, mostly in the Jazz world. She has also performed with Marilyn Mazur, a percussionist featured on the first DALI CD.
The composition evolves naturally, building layer upon layer.
Track: In Your Wild Garden (Josefine Cronholm)
Album: Wild Garden (2002)
Label: Stunt Record
Appears on: DALI CD Vol. 2
Josefine Cronholm (b. 1971) lives and works in Denmark. She has performed with many bands and groups, mostly in the Jazz world. She has also performed with Marilyn Mazur, a percussionist that we featured on the first DALI CD
In 2001, Cronholm released Red Shoes with the group, String Swing. The album features jazz standards and bossa novas, as well as a few remarkable covers. In 2005, she performed her own song If I Apologized and a cover version of The Carpenters' Close to You on the MirrorMask movie soundtrack.
Cronholm's second album, Wild Garden, was released in 2002. All compositions except for two are from her hand, featuring strong lyrics, jazzy arrangements and a varied approach.
She is accompanied by the four-piece band, IBIS, including drums/percussion, piano, double bass and trumpet/flugelhorn. Wild Garden was followed by Hotel Paradise, released in 2003 with the same backing band.
In Your Wild Garden
In Your Wild Garden starts with a short double bass theme, quickly followed by percussion and Cronholm's captivating voice. From there on, the composition evolves naturally, building layer upon layer, adding instruments and instrumental parts on the fly.
All instruments sound very natural and fluent. Next to Cronholm's voice, the flugelhorn stands out, both in sound and arrangement. And just as the arrangement builds up naturally, it also winds down again, fading out with piano chords.