Ida Sand – My Soul Kitchen (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ida Sand – My Soul Kitchen (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/ 96 kHz | Time – 44:11 minutes | 994 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ACT Music

“My Soul Kitchen” is Ida Sand’s clearest declaration yet of her love of “sweet soul music”, and is also a demonstration of her deep affinity for it. Together with the Stockholm Underground band Sand has cooked a ‘hot soul casserole’. There are songs by soul greats such as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and The Meters, which are completely at one with both Ida Sand’s own tunes and with her soulful interpretations of the music of artists like John Fogerty and Mike Shapiro.

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Ida Sand – The Gospel Truth (2011/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ida Sand – The Gospel Truth (2011/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 48:24 minutes | 924 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio | Booklet, Front Cover | © ACT Music

Whilst Ida Sand’s second ACT album “True Love” was to some extent a family affair – an homage to her husband Ola Gustafsson and new born daughter – her third ACT album “The Gospel Truth”, signals a return to her roots and a unique combination of European and American soul. Released two years after “True Love”, “The Gospel Truth: presents the Swedish Jazz singer following on musically from her 2007 ACT debut, Meet Me Around Midnight”, which captivated listeners with a sound which was “distinctively earthy, soaked with the blood of the blues, saturated by gospel, weathered by jazz and infected by soul”.

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Ida Sand – Young At Heart (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Ida Sand – Young At Heart (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 50:42 minutes | 582 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Booklet, Front cover | © ACT Music

Swedish jazz singer and pianist Ida Sand pays tribute to the music of rock legend Neil Young with the cleverly-titled Young At Heart, featuring Young classics such as Cinnamon Girl, Helpless, Ohio and Harvest Moon in jazz-soul interpretations with all the depth and expression of the originals, but with an added laid-back feel.

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Ida Sand – Do You Hear Me? (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Ida Sand – Do You Hear Me? (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 44:32 minutes | 538 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ACT Music

In 2020, the authorities in Sweden tried to keep normal life going for as long as possible, but, even there, things were eventually brought to a halt by Corona. And like everywhere else, musicians were among the hardest-hit. “It felt somehow as if one of my limbs had been severed,” recalls Ida Sand. “I had a longing to sing, I was missing music so much.” The Stockholm-based singer/pianist is a well-established artist with a strong and long-standing following in several countries across Europe, so her diary would normally have been full. The lack of work, it turned out, was having a similar effect on her long-term colleague, keyboardist/organist Jesper Nordenström. “One day he called me,” she recalls. “’Let’s meet in my studio and let’s just do something’. Okay, I said, I can try to bring some compositions. We asked some more friends if they wanted to play. It all came from the simple desire finally to be doing again what we all love: making music together. We played four or five pieces and agreed to meet again. I promised I’d bring some new material for the next time, and I did. It was amazingly motivating to be back doing my job…”

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