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The Thrill of Loving You (180g Vinyl)


On 'The Thrill of Loving You,’ poet and singer Julia Werup (born in 1987) breaks new musical ground on her official debut as a jazz vocalist. Accompanying her are bassist Johnny Åman, pianist Sven-Erik Lundequist, and drummer/producer Thomas Blachman.

The project is inspired by icons from throughout the rich history of jazz – including trumpeter and singer Chet Baker, singers Billie Holiday, Monica Zetterlund, Abbey Lincoln, and French Jacques Brel, whose lyrics to ‘Ne me quitte pas’ Julia Werup translated into Swedish (‘Lämne inte mig,’ or ‘Don’t Leave Me’ in English) for this occasion.

‘The Thrill of Loving You’ is Julia Werup's first release as a jazz singer. The idea came to fruition as she was walking around the couple's home one day, casually singing ‘Afro Blue.’ The sound begged the question: why keep that wonderful sound to themselves when it deserved to be shared with the world? And so, a band was assembled for the musical outing.

Cool modern Jazz interpretations and re-arrangements of classic tunes with an electronic and fresh twist.

"Thomas Blachman, the album producer and drummer described the work as “a fun elegance of brutality and something dark and sexy, yet vulnerable.”

Blachman plays drums throughout the session and is joined by some of the best jazz musicians in Denmark, including bassist Lennart Ginman, guitarist Rune Kjeldsen, and saxophonist Hans Ulrik."

  • Blackbird
  • The Thrill is Gone
  • The Touch of Your Lips
  • Take Five
  • Gloomy Sunday
  • Afro Blue
  • Born to be Blue
  • Ne me quitte pas