Solveig Slettahjell
Come In From The Rain
ACT, 2020

September 17, 2020

Solveig Slettahjell’s latest album is titled Come In From The Rain.

In the early 2000s the Norwegian singer Solveig Slettahjell became a classic in European jazz with her “Slow Motion” quintet. The main feature of the project was to take great classics from the Great American Songbook and slow them down, thus creating a great dramatic tension.

In this new record the singer is accompanied by Andreas Ulvo on piano, Trygve Waldemar Fiske on double bass and Pål Hausken on drums. The album features ten tracks: some originals, a few famous classics such as “How Deep Is The Ocean”, and some modern jazz standards such as “Round Midnight” and “Johnsburg, Illinois” by Tom Waits.

Come In From The Rain continues along the lines of Slettahjel’s previous works and makes time dilation its stylistic signature. There is no lack of brilliant moments, such as “On The Street Where You Live”, but it is undoubtedly the lightness of the musical plot, accompanied by refined and personal minimalism, the most interesting aspect of the record.
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