Jeanette Lindström is the jazz singer that prompted legendary producer Quincy Jones to voice the portentous words: An old soul in a young singer. And also: She really understands what jazz is all about! The year was 1995 and Jeanette Lindström made her major breakthrough, on a broad front. The calendar tells us it’s now a different year, and today Jeanette Lindström is one of Sweden's most prized jazz singers.
Jeanette Lindström is one of Sweden’s leading jazz singers and composers. In January she won a Swedish Grammis for Best Jazz Album of the Year with her latest album Attitude & Orbit Control. She has that ability to set the imagination of the listener in movement - with her voice, her music as well as with her words. Her sixth solo album Attitude & Orbit Control is hard proof. A space odessey of sorts, interpersonal as well as interstellar. Micro- as well as macrocosmic forces at play. Fellow travelers include co-writing guest vocalist Robert Wyatt, a new band and new co-producer and drummer Magnus �-ström of e.s.t. as well as lyric contributor Sidsel Endresen. Jeanette Lindström wanted to move on, this time further than before. To write in a new way, to concentrate more on production and instrumentation. She wanted it to really be Jeanette-music, whatever that would sound like.
Since her albums in 2005 and 2006, In The Middle Of This Riddle (original material) and Whistling Away the Dark (jazz classics) she has changed record label, started a new band, and further developed her sound, moving forward musically - a long journey with interesting and important encounters. To work with Robert Wyatt has meant a lot and has been very gratifying. My co-work with Magnus has been decisive, his input tremendously important. We have worked hard and intensely and without him this album would not have become what it has. And of course I am immensely happy and proud of the new band. They are all important parts of this creation. The result is a fresh band that takes on strong tunes, with a focus on pop-like structures, chiselled arrangements and sound. All in all, a totality characterized by its playfulness and seriousness.
Lindstrom sings in such a way as to invite the listener into
her own world. Like waking up on a warm summer day,
welcomed by birds singing. It's a world full of depth, dimension
...a real spacewalk that takes off in the personal and lands
among the stars.
- Dagens Nyheter Review 5/5
Attitude & Orbit Control is Jeanette Lindström's best album
so far, may as well say it right away
- Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
“Lindström is breaking new ground by taking care of
everything. She’s a singer/songwriter in jazz. And that really
means a difference.
- Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
With great ease she weaves together different directions,
musicians and traditions from Northern European jazz,
something which gives a broad frame of reference for an
- Musikkguiden groove.no (Norway)