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Karin Krog

Born: May 15, 1937    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Karin Krog

Karin Krog is perhaps Norway's leading jazz singer and certainly its most idiomatic. She is a unique song artist with a great international reputation possessing her own recognizable style and voice. Her constant creative approach towards contemporary jazz has never been bound by tradition, even though her music bears a deep respect for its forms. Karin is equally at home with jazz standards, blues or electronic experimental techniques.

In addition, she has been active in improving the working conditions for musicians and contributing towards a vital jazz milieu. In 1994 she celebrated 30 years since her first released LP as a solo artist....
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As Leader or co-leader:
1963 Various artists: "Metropol Jazz" (Harmoni LP 505, 506) (one track)
1963 Karin Krog: "Lover man" (Harmoni 468-S) (single)
1964 Karin Krog: "Moonshine lullaby/Nightime" (Philips 353247) (single)
1964 Karin Krog: "By myself" (Philips LP 631062, Mercury(J) CD 3084)
1966 Karin Krog: "Jazz moments" (Sonet LP 1404, Century (J)CD 0460, MR12)
1966 Karin Krog/Public Enemies: 2 singles on Sonet 9522 & 9525.
1967 Karin Krog/Don Ellis: 2 singles on Brave 100/101, 2 titles on Verve 523 716-2)
1968 Karin Krog: "Mr. Joy" (Sonet LP 1405)
1969 Karin Krog: "Blues eyes/Break of day in Molde" (Sonet T 9541, Grappa CD 4219)
1970/2 Karin Krog: "Different days, different ways" (Philips(J) FDX 202
1970 Various artists: "NDR Jazz Workshop 1970" (NDR 654 094) (one track)
1970 Karin Krog/Dexter Gordon: "Some other spring" (Meantime CD MR 10)
1972 Various artists: "European Trends vol. 3" (TCB Records 8730) (one track)
1973 Karin Krog/Arild Andersen: "Art of the duo" (Enja CD 8008-2) (one track)
1973/4 Karin Krog: "Gershwin with Krog" (Polydor 2382 045, Meantime CD MR 4)
1974 Karin Krog: "You must believe in spring" (Polydor 2382 044, Meantime CD MR 5)
1974 Karin Krog: "We could be flying" (Polydor 2382 051, Phi(J) 6040, MR 13)
1975 Karin Krog: "Jazz jamboree 1975" (Muza SX 1340) (4 tracks)
1976 Karin Krog/Nils Lindberg: "As you are" (RCA PL 40015)
1976 Karin Krog/ Archie Shepp: "Hi-Fly" (Meantime CD MR3)
1976 Karin Krog/ John Surman: "Cloud Line Blue" (Polydor 2382093, MR 11)
1977 Karin Krog/Bengt Hallberg: "A song for you" (Phon 7512, 8 titles on Meantime CD MR 7)
1977 Karin Krog/Red Mitchell: "but three's a crowd" (Bluebell 106, 6 titles on Meantime MR 7)
1980 Karin Krog/Warne Marsh/Red Mitchell: "I remember you" (Meantime CD MR 8)
1980 Karin Krog/Nils Lindberg: "With malice towards none" (Bluebell 115, 4 titles on Meantime CD MR 7)
1981 Karin Krog: "Freestyle" (Odin LP 17, King(J) CD DP 59)
1982 Karin Krog/Bengt Hallberg: "Two of a kind" (Meantime CD MR 1)
1989 Karin Krog: "Something borrowed, Something new" (Meantime CD MR 2)
1990 Karin Krog: "Jazz vocal summit" (Kvark 6000 905/6)
1994 Dave Frishberg/Karin Krog: "Dave Frishberg & Karin Krog" (Baybridge CD 20404)
1994 Karin Krog: "Det var en gang" ( Nor-Disc 536 4112 ) Children songs
1995 Karin Krog: "Houseconcert in Aurskog/music by Anders Heyerdahl" (Meantime CD MR6)
1999 Karin Krog/John Surman: "Bluesand" (Meantime CD MR 9)
2000 Karin Krog: "Karin's Voyage" (UCCM 4005)
2002 Karin Krog/Jacob Young: "Where Flamingos Fly" (Grappa GRCD 4169)
2002 Karin Krog: "Raindrops, Raindrops" (Crippled Dick Hot Wax EFA27615 21HW081)
2002 Karin Krog/Mathew Herbert: "Meaning of Love - Remix" (Crippled Dick Hot Wax LP)
2003 Karin Krog/Steve Kuhn: "Where you at?" (Grappa GRCD 4212)
2005 Karin Krog /Bergen Big Band: "Seagull" (Grappa GRCD 4219)
2005 Best of Karin Krog: "Sweet Talker" (Grappa GRCD 4219)
2006 Karin Krog/Steve Kuhn: "Together Again" (Grappa GRCD 4247)
Anthology:
Karin Krog: "Jubilee" (Verve 523 716-2) Double CD with 4 original recordings, plus 29 titles from albums 1963 - 1991.
As sideman:
1967 NDR Jazz Workshop: "NDR Jazz Workshop 1967" (NDR 599865) (1 title)
1969 Down Beat Poll Winners in Europe: "Open space" (MPS 15006)
1969 Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting 1969: "Sittin to know you" (MPS 15068) (3 titles)
1970 European Jazz All Stars: "Jazz Festival 70" (Liberty LPC 845) (2 titles)
1970 12th German Jazz Festival: "Born free" (Scout SCS 11)
1971 New Jazz Ensemble 1971: "New Jazz meeting, Altena 1971" (JG Records 28) (1 title)
1971 w. Garbarek, Rypdal a.o: "Popofoni" (Aurora ACD 5015)
1972 Happy Reunion Jazzband: "Happy jazz" (Karussell 2915 018) (1 title)
1978 Rolf Jacobsen: "Til jorden" (Zarepta ZA 34016) (1 title)
1979 Kampen Janitsjarorkester: "As time goes by" (Sonet SLP 1459) (3 titles)
1980 Per Borthen Swing Dept. Ltd. Swingin arrival (Talent TLS 4041) (5 titles)
1980 Sandvika Storband: "Live i Oslo Konserthus" (Polydor 2382 115) (3 titles)
1982 John Surman: "Such winters of memory" (ECM 1254)
1983 Various artists: "Jazzbühne Berlin '83 (Amiga 856 035) (one title)
1984 Espen Rud: "Hotelsuite" (Odin LP 13) (2 titles)
1985 Per Husby orchestra: "Dedications" (Hot Club HCR 21) (5 titles)
1990 Bjørn Alterhaug: "Constellations" (Odin 4035) (2 titles)
1990 NDR Big Band: "Bravissimo II" (ACT CD 9259-2 (1 title)
1992 P. A. Nilsson: "Random rhapsody" (Random CD 5207) (3 titles)
1994 Nordic quartet: "Nordic quartet" (ECM 1553) (5 titles)
1995 Per Husby orchestra: "If you could see me mow" (Gemini CD 89) (7 titles)
1996 Various artists: "Stories for friends" (Network CD 26983) (one track)
1997 Various artists: "Kvirre virre vitt" (Sony CD 487 998-2) (one track)
1997 Dave Frishberg: "Knäck mig en nöt"(Gazell CD 1020) (1 title)
1998 Various artists: "Oslo Jazz Circle jubileumskonsert vol 2" (Herman CD 4002) (2 titles)
2000 Tore Johansen/ Karin Krog: "Man, woman and Child" (Gemini GMCD 105)
2002 Karin Krog/Bobby Hughes Combination: "Karins's Kerma" (Stereo Deluxe - one track)
2002 A compilation : "Maiden Voyage" (MeloCD001/MeloLP001) (one track)
2004 Compilation , Aerien Voyage : "Maiden Voyage" (MELOCD 003)
2004 Ophelia Orchestra/Karin Krog : "Sound & Smoke" (PROV 04001) 2 tracks
2005 Tore Johanse/Karin krog : "Like that" (Gemini GMCD 1219)
2006 Compilation,Love is Supreme : "Free Spirits" (KSPS 2 ) 1 track
2006 Ravi/Karin Krog : "Ravi kjøpr gitar" (Sony 828768738429) 1 track

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