Monica Zetterlund

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Eva Monica Zetterlund
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Swedish jazz and pop singer as well as revue performer and actor, born Eva Monica Nilsson 20th September 1937 in Hagfors, Sweden, died 12th May 2005 in Stockholm, Sweden.

She made her debut in her teens with her father's orchestra in Hagfors, performed as a guest at Eldfesten in Hagfors with Ib Glindemann's big band in 1957 and was cleaned on her feet and accompanied Glindemann to Copenhagen, where she made her first disc recordings in 1958. Under the pseudonym Eva Norén, in 1957 she recorded some so-called singing postcards that could be played on a regular record player.

Later in 1958 she came to Stockholm and sang with Arne Domnéru's band at Nalen. Two years later, she toured the US and recorded, among other things, an LP with trumpeter Thad Jones and tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims (which was not released until 1996).

Zetterlund made a small number of jazz records in English. The most famous was made in collaboration with Bill Evans' trio, Waltz for Debby, recorded in Stockholm in 1964. She herself and many jazz musicians consider it her finest recording. In addition to various jazz interpretations, the Swedish folk melodies "Jag vet en dejlig rosa" and "Vindarna succa uti skogarna" are performed in arrangements by Bill Evans.

Zetterlund paid more attention to the text than many jazz singers, which meant that she also liked to sing hymns and popular music. Her art of giving text and music a personal tone, phrasing and presence developed during the 1960s and is noticeable in her interpretations of Povel Ramel's "Den sista jäntan" in 1966, Olle Adolphson's "Trouble" in 1969 and also more pop songs such as "Gröna små applen " (Stikkan Anderson's Swedish lyrics to "Little Green Apples" (Bobby Russell) with which O.C. Smith had a big hit in 1968).

In 1991, Zetterlund collaborated with younger musicians, including producer Peter R. Ericson, on the album Varsamt with the song "Under vinrankan", which became the biggest success of her career in terms of charts and record sales. In recent years, she found a new musical collaboration partner in Jan Sigurd. The collaboration resulted in the album "Det finns dagar" and a joint tour in 1997, which was her last.
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33CSX 20 Swedish Sensation — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Swedish Sensation (Album) Columbia 33CSX 20 UK 1958 Sell This Version
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P 08211 L Ahh! Monica! — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Ahh! Monica! (Album) Philips P 08211 L Sweden 1962 Sell This Version
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BL 7647, P 08218 L Make Mine Swedish Style — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Make Mine Swedish Style (Album) Philips, Philips BL 7647, P 08218 L UK 1964 Sell This Version
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08221 PL Ohh! Monica! — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Ohh! Monica! (Album) Philips 08221 PL Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
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08222 PL, P 08222 L Waltz For Debby — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund / Bill Evans Monica Zetterlund / Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby (Album) Philips, Philips 08222 PL, P 08222 L Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
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PL 08225 Farfars Gladbarn — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund, Monica Nielsen, Lissi Alandh, Sonya Hedenbratt, Lasse Bagges Orkester* Monica Zetterlund, Monica Nielsen, Lissi Alandh, Sonya Hedenbratt, Lasse Bagges Orkester* - Farfars Gladbarn(LP, Mono) Philips PL 08225 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
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PY 842558 Monica Zetterlund — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund (Album) Philips PY 842558 Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
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4E 262-34337 Monica - Monica — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Monica - Monica (Album) Odeon 4E 262-34337 Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
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GMG-1223 Happy Jazz — Monica Zetterlund Ove Lind Quintet* / Sonya Hedenbratt / Bjarne Nerem / Brew Moore / Bernie Previn* / Monica Zetterlund Ove Lind Quintet* / Sonya Hedenbratt / Bjarne Nerem / Brew Moore / Bernie Previn* / Monica Zetterlund - Happy Jazz(LP, Album) Gazell GMG-1223 Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
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KLP 6003, KLP-6003 Karamellodier — Monica Zetterlund Povel Ramel, Martin Ljung, Brita Borg, Gunwer Bergkvist*, Monica Zetterlund & Leif Asp Povel Ramel, Martin Ljung, Brita Borg, Gunwer Bergkvist*, Monica Zetterlund & Leif Asp - Karamellodier Knäppupp, Knäppupp KLP 6003, KLP-6003 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
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RELP 1151 Chicken Feathers — Monica Zetterlund Steve Kuhn, Bengt Hallberg, Monica Zetterlund, Sveriges Radios Jazzgrupp* Steve Kuhn, Bengt Hallberg, Monica Zetterlund, Sveriges Radios Jazzgrupp* - Chicken Feathers (Album) SR Records RELP 1151 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
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4E 062-35171 Hej, Man! — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund, Lars Bagges Orkester Monica Zetterlund, Lars Bagges Orkester - Hej, Man! (Album) Odeon 4E 062-35171 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
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YTF-50300 Folk Som Har Sånger Kan Inte Dö — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund / Thorstein Bergman Monica Zetterlund / Thorstein Bergman - Folk Som Har Sånger Kan Inte Dö (Album) YTF YTF-50300 Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
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7C 062-35454 It Only Happens Every Time — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* Monica Zetterlund, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* - It Only Happens Every Time (Album) EMI 7C 062-35454 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
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PHONT 7548 Holiday For Monica — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund, Red Mitchell, Nils Sandström*, Horace Parlan Monica Zetterlund, Red Mitchell, Nils Sandström*, Horace Parlan - Holiday For Monica (Album) Phontastic PHONT 7548 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
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PHONT 7549 Monica Zetterlund Sjunger Olle Adolphson — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Sjunger Olle Adolphson (Album) Phontastic PHONT 7549 Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
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PK 74331 Monica Z — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Monica Z (Album) RCA PK 74331 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
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PL 75147 Varsamt — Monica Zetterlund Monica Z* Varsamt (Album) RCA, RCA PL 75147 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
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74321 164752 Topaz — Monica Zetterlund Monica Z* Topaz (Album) RCA 74321 164752 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
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74321 36332 2 The Lost Tapes @ Bell Sound Studios NYC — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund The Lost Tapes @ Bell Sound Studios NYC (Album) RCA Victor, BMG Sweden 74321 36332 2 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
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74321 47174 2 Det Finns Dagar — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Det Finns Dagar(CD, Album) RCA, BMG Sweden 74321 47174 2 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
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74321 75346 2 Bill Remembered (A Tribute To Bill Evans) — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Bill Remembered (A Tribute To Bill Evans)(CD, Album) BMG Sweden, RCA Victor 74321 75346 2 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
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NATCD 061 Sista Gången Du Var Med — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Sista Gången Du Var Med(CD, Album) National NATCD 061 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
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GAFCD-1095 På Café Katalin Torsdag 14 September 1989 — Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Med Lasse Bagges Trio* Monica Zetterlund Med Lasse Bagges Trio* - På Café Katalin Torsdag 14 September 1989(CD, Album) Gazell GAFCD-1095 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
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JD-7606 Swedish Concert-1975 — Monica Zetterlund Bill Evans Trio* With Monica Zetterlund Bill Evans Trio* With Monica Zetterlund - Swedish Concert-1975(CD, Ltd, RE) Jazzhus Disk JD-7606 US 2008 Sell This Version