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“Denmark have got themselves a World-class crooner.”
Jan Granlie, Salt-peanuts.eu, Norway

“He dances like Astaire”
George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly, USA

2019 RELEASE
SPECIAL

Seductive modern crooner jazz album

“Together they share a sophisticated musicality that is not too solemn to indulge in the irresistible, whistling jazz-pop pleasure of “Maybe I’m Too Blind to See,” a bona fide radio hit. “. . . read more 

★ ★ ★ ★ Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz, USA

“Here’s a modern day crooner that you’re gonna like.”
“…he gives a nice hep slink alongside Vang on “Crazy” and gives a poppish feel a la Barry Manilow on the upbeat “Maybe I’m Too Blind To See.”
“…he dances like Astaire to Lund’s brushes on the suave “Fascinating Rhythm.” 
George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly, USA

“Pour clore cette vitrine estivale, un disque sorti le… 08 juin dernier. Eh quoi ? On a le droit d’être à la bourre, non ? Bref. Vous connaissez Toft Olsen ? Nous oui, depuis peu. Et on a bien aimé la tessiture et le grain de ce chanteur danois, l’économie de moyen dont il fait preuve et sa capacité à habiter les chansons qu’il interprète accompagné par un trio classique piano/contrebasse/batterie qui sait se fondre dans l’esprit musical du crooner. On a écrit crooner, oui, oui, car dans l’ensemble c’est un disque qui fricote avec le romantisme. “. . . read more 

Yves Dorison, Culture Jazz, France

“. . . altdominerende autencitet der vækker reminiscenser af Mark Murphy og især Chet Bakers vokaludgivelser. ” 

”Toft Olsens fire egenkompositioner, hvor navnlig ‘Maybe I’m Too Blind To See’ og ‘Giving It To My Baby’ demonstrerer tydelig tæft for at skrue nyskabende, langtidsholdbare sange sammen indenfor vokaljazzgenren”. . . read more 

★ ★ ★ ★ Martin Loft, LOFTsKAMMER, Denmark

“Capac anbefaler. . .en skøn plade, der er den bedst tænkelige ambassadør for crooner-jazzen.”. . . read more 

Capac.dk, Denmark

“Den danske crooners bedste album til dato “. . . read more 

Ivan Rod, Denmark

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Credits
SPECIAL
TOFT·OLSEN – vocal
Heine Hansen – piano
Thomas Vang – bass
Morten Lund – drums
Produced & Arranged by TOFT·OLSEN
© AARHUSART
Recorded  November 28, 2018 & August 23, 2017 
The Village Recording, Copenhagen
Technique  Thomas Vang, ass. Johan Jørgensen, ass. Jonas Lyngdam
Mindless Studio, Aarhus
Editing by Flemming Bloch, TOFT·OLSEN
Mixed, Mastered by Flemming Bloch
CoverArt/Photo by Jesper Seneca

 

 

2018 RELEASE
F O U R

Sublime romantic
vocal jazz album

“Denmark have got themselves a World-class crooner.”

”He knows the extent and limitations of his voice, fully using the potential with perfect timing, phrasing and swing”. . . read more 

Jan Granlie, Salt-peanuts.eu, Norway (translated)

“Den inledande låten med albumtiteln Four fullkomligt knockar mig!”

”Var har vårt grannland Danmark gömt denna artist?” 

P-O Larsson, OrkesterJournalen, Sweden

“Four is a lovely album of ballads and songs with delicate rhythms and soft swing. It shows that Toft·Olsen has arrived as a crooner and jazz singer with a secure sense of repertoire. Hopefully he will continue exploring the avenues of jazz with his quartet.” 

”Light with understated bass notes and smooth with rough edges, he rarely soars, but instead shapes the stories with a musical sense of pause and intonation”. . . read more 

★ ★ ★ ★ Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz, USA

“While he’s a hip bopper of the title track is wonderful, his closing duet with Hansen on “As Time Goes By” is as a saloon piece as Ol’ Blue Eyes ever did. The Chairman as a tenor?”. . . read more 

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly, USA

“Respect” . . . read more 

Henrik Wolsgaard-Iversen, Jazz Special, Denmark

“Jazz, singing, and luxury. Champagne, love, and all night ahead.” 

”He creates the ambience for the first stages of the mating ritual, with deep eye contact”. . . read more 

Niels Overgaard, jazznyt.com, Denmark (translated)

“But on top of it all, the well-groomed and finely adjusted baryton voice of Toft·Olsen shines, treating the songs with equal part tenderness and respect.” 

”He garnishes 11 of the best songs from the great American songbook with insight, empathy, maturity and love”. . . read more 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Martin Loft, LOFTsKAMMER, Denmark (translated)

Buy hard CD/FOUR signed by TOFT·OLSEN

Get the Digital Booklet – iTunes/Amazon
Download / Stream


Credits
F O U R
TOFT·OLSEN – vocal
Heine Hansen – piano
Thomas Vang – bass
Morten Lund – drums
Produced & Arranged by TOFT·OLSEN
© AARHUSART
Recorded  August 23, 2017 
The Village Recording, Copenhagen
Technique Johan Jørgensen, Thomas Vang
Mindless Studio, Aarhus
Editing by Flemming Bloch, TOFT·OLSEN
Mixed, Mastered by Flemming Bloch
CoverArt/Photo by Jesper Seneca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Village Recording, Copenhagen August 23, 2017. Photography by Jesper Seneca 


2017 RELEASE
KINKY BEAT

 

“I fell in love with Kinky Beat before I even knew it”

“The debut contains a fair number of gems.” 

All About Jazz, USA
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Credits
KINKY BEAT
TOFT·OLSEN – leadvocal, piano on 8, backup  vocals
Hans Esbjerg – piano, keyboards & organ
Ida Nielsen – bass
Sune Haansbæk – guitars
Jesper Bo Knudsen – drums
Birgitte Frieboe (3,4,8,9,10) backup vocals
Nikolai Bøgelund (4,6) trombone
Kristian Gislason (6) percussion
Vocal & Horn arr. by TOFT·OLSEN
Arranged by TOFT·OLSEN
© AARHUSART
Music by TOFT·OLSEN, lyrics by MARK DAVIES except 4 music by PETER VUUST, 6 & 8 lyrics by NIELS OLSEN, 11 by TOFT·OLSEN
Recorded at BIRDLAND, Aarhus/Denmark by GISLASON. Vocals recorded by MORTEN ERIKSEN. Mixing by GISLASON/TOFT·OLSEN
Mastering Flemming Bloch
CoverArt/Photo Jesper Seneca

 

 


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