Inger Marie Gundersen – By Myself (2006) [Reissue 2007] SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/96kHz

Inger Marie – By Myself (2006) [Reissue 2007]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:43 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,02 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,19 GB

Norwegian vocalist Inger Marie Gundersen’s second solo album BY MYSELF is a worthy follow- up to her successful debut release MAKE THIS MOMENT. 45-year old Inger Marie waited many years before venturing into a solo career, but more than twenty years as an active vocalist have provided her with ample experience in the music field.

Inger Marie has built a solid relationship based on mutual respect with several musi- cians from the surprisingly high quality pool of players in and around her home town, and has hand-picked the musicians for her band. They provide the exquisite backing on her recordings, as well as on stage. On piano you hear Oscar Jansen, a very popular musician, and a prolific painter in addition to his musical activities. “Oscar is an ingenious musician with a unique way of phrasing and creating the right mood with his playing.” Ole Kelly Kvamme is an active freelance bass player. He also works as a music teacher. “Ole’s depth and warm sound on his old acoustic double-bass is no less than brilliant.” Geir Aage Johnsen is a very original drum- mer with his own unique style. “Geir is my favorite drummer ever… He always comes up with lots of ideas for arrangements.“ The saxophone player Oivind G. Stoemer works as a music teacher and freelance musician. He is also Inger Marie’s son. “I really like his sound and his lyrical style.” On her second album, BY MYSELF, Inger Marie chose to work with the renowned Danish producer Søren Sigumfeldt. They recorded the album at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg, Sweden. Inger Marie’s hand- picked group of local Norwegian musi- cians are joined by Swedish guitar vir- tuoso Ulf Wakenius, known from Oscar Peterson’s trio. Other guest performers include Norwegian trumpeter Gunnar Halle, Danish electric guitarist Niclas Knudsen, and Norwegian vocalist Rasmus Solem. BY MYSELF is easy to listen to, but hard to forget. The music is smooth, but far from saccharine or superficial. The honesty in Inger Marie’s husky voice is unmistakable. You believe her. The words mean some- thing – she can’t sing a song without mean- ing it. Whether it’s a jazz standard or a pop tune, she delivers the lyrics as if she had experienced and written every word. She doesn’t waste time pressing her voice or using a heavy vibrato, she lets the music speak for itself with a dusty, velvety feel… and a voice that won’t let go of you. This is the sound of a mature woman telling her stories with no regrets.


01. I Don’t Want To Talk About It
02. By Myself
03. A Taste Of Honey
04. Sad Song
05. One
06. I Will
07. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
08. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
09. Where Were You
10. If You Go Away
11. Don’t Explain
12. You Don’t Know What Love Is
13. Abide With Me

Inger Marie Gundersen – vocals
Oscar Jansen – piano/Rhodes
Ole Kristian Kvamme – bass
Geir Age Johnsen – drums/percussion
Øivind G.Stømer – saxophones



FLAC 24bit/96kHz