Sublime vocal jazz album
for romantic moments.
"But on top of it all, the well-groomed and finely adjusted baryton voice of Toft·Olsen shines, treating the songs with equal part tenderness and respect."
"He garnishes 11 of the best songs from the great American songbook with insight, empathy, maturity and love."
(5 out of 5) Martin Loft, LOFTsKAMMER, Denmark (translated)
"Four is a lovely album of ballads and songs with delicate rhythms and soft swing. It shows that Toft·Olsen has arrived as a crooner and jazz singer with a secure sense of repertoire. Hopefully he will continue exploring the avenues of jazz with his quartet."
"Light with understated bass notes and smooth with rough edges, he rarely soars, but instead shapes the stories with a musical sense of pause and intonation."
(4 out of 5) Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz, USA
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F O U R
TOFT·OLSEN – vocal
Heine Hansen – piano
Thomas Vang – bass
Morten Lund – drums
Produced & Arranged by TOFT·OLSEN
Recorded August 23, 2017
The Village Recording, Copenhagen
Technique Johan Jørgensen, Thomas Vang
Mindless Studio, Aarhus
Editing by Flemming Bloch, TOFT·OLSEN
Mixed, Mastered by Flemming Bloch
CoverArt/Photo by Jesper Seneca
Management & Booking
The Village Recording, Copenhagen August 23, 2017. Photography by Jesper Seneca
"I fell in love with Kinky Beat before I even knew it"
TOFT·OLSEN – leadvocal, piano on 8, backup vocals
Hans Esbjerg – piano, keyboards & organ
Ida Nielsen – bass
Sune Haansbæk – guitars
Jesper Bo Knudsen – drums
Birgitte Frieboe (3,4,8,9,10) backup vocals
Nikolai Bøgelund (4,6) trombone
Kristian Gislason (6) percussion
Vocal & Horn arr. by TOFT·OLSEN
Arranged by TOFT·OLSEN
Music by TOFT·OLSEN, lyrics by MARK DAVIES except 4 music by PETER VUUST, 6 & 8 lyrics by NIELS OLSEN, 11 by TOFT·OLSEN
Recorded at BIRDLAND, Aarhus/Denmark by GISLASON. Vocals recorded by MORTEN ERIKSEN. Mixing by GISLASON/TOFT·OLSEN
Mastering Flemming Bloch
CoverArt/Photo Jesper Seneca
Management & Booking