Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen

For singer and songwriter Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen, this album with one of Europe's most exciting Swing bands was an urge as natural as breathing. Recorded for a 2020 live gig, she dives headlong into hand-picked songs from her decades-spanning career. Gathering “all the threads of inspiration through my years as a songwriter and jazz singer”, this is the way they were always meant to be heard. A Swing of its Own took Hilde Louise back to the beginning, to a time when she was falling in love with jazz and spinning her mother's old jazz records on a turntable. And yet, nostalgia is notably absent here. Rather, the album brings back to life the sheer energy and irresistible pull of this music which first swept the USA and then the rest of the world. Hilde Louise's career has been a long and winding journey, but now, she feels, she has “finally come home”. And to those willing to open up this music - your heart is sure to follow her to that place, too.
A Swing Of Its Own SW521CD