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Jazz Stage (a Swedish jazz magazine)
The Danish vocalist Kristin Lomholt makes more than a promising debut with her album To Bring Him Here. Kristin (who is also a pianist and plays the piano on some of the tracks on her album) has been studying with Danilo Perez and Ran Blake at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Her group includes the romantic trumpet player Tony D'Aveny, pianist Helen Sung, bass player Kaela Kaumeheiwa, drummer Ron savage and percussionist Ernesto Diaz.
Kristin has arranged all material and also wrote four songs on the album. In the successful opening song Let's face The Music And Dance Kristin is immediately showing vocal and artistic maturity. The arrangement is tight and supple. The same with George Gershwins How Long Has This Been Going On ? Here the seldom heard verse is taken up in a beautiful way. Something I often miss when standards are being performed by vocalists as well as musicians. The head later goes into a relaxed bossa section, after which the fine trumpet player Tony D'Aveni lays out with one of his lyrical solos.
The choice of repertoire is very successful. There are many moments of tension as well as tempo-variations. Even here Kristin's maturity comes through. Nat Adderley's Old Country, Ornette Coleman's Lonely Woman and Antonio Carlos Jobim's Inutil Paisagem are demanding songs but Kristin does these with flying colours. One can make a note of the balanced knowledge of style without any overplaying. Kristin is singing in tune and the lyrics come across in a way that is in coherence with the jazz tradition. The representation of the melody in Deep Song is done with Kaumeheiwa's bass as only accompaniment which asks for high demands, but Kristin's fine vocal craft avoids the dangers of dead ends in terms of rhythm as well as intonation.
Jazz Journal (an American jazz magazine)
An attractive singing voice and effective interpretations of lyrics, allied as they are to pleasing phrasing and a nicely understated swing, make this a very good introduction for a newcomer to the international jazz scene. Lomholt names Dominique Eade as her singing tutor, which is about as good as it gets, and a mention of Ran Blake hints at a modern inclination. In performance, however, Lomholt belongs more in the mainstream and she makes a welcome addition to the fold...Sound is good, notes are by Lomholt and Gary Fieldman.
Politiken (a national Danish newspaper)
Thorbjørn Sjøgren, Unicorn Jazz, Copenhagen
A New Voice
From the subtle and sensual interpretation of a Caetano Veloso-song and her original To Bring Him Here, it had become obvious that she is a vocalist we can have expectations of. The faster tempo in You Dont Know What Love Is was a surprising choice and her originals had the substance and inner coherence of the classic standard.
I found the rarely sung Guess Who I Saw Today most beautiful. The song had that kind of dimension, which without outer drama and frills made it, in the most beautiful sense a personal interpretation. Kristin Lomholt gave us reasons to have expectations, not at least about what she could get out of a repertory of the bitter-sweet kind.