Discovering Monica Zetterlund

I’ve gone a bit gaga over YouTube clips of a Swedish jazz singer named Monica Zetterlund.  Here she is singing Some Other Time with the Bill Evans (!!!!!) trio. 

It’s what I call Blond Jazz.  It just has such a fascinating lack of affect or connection on the part of the singer that it really clears the way for the audience to project their own thoughts onto a huge blank canvas.  For this sort of work, maybe it helps to sing in a language that’s foreign to you.


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