Karin Krog

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Karin Krog biography

Karin Krog (born May 15, 1937 in Oslo) is a celebrated Norwegian jazz vocalist. She started to sing at an early age and in 1955 she was hired by the pianist Kjell Karlsen to sing in his sextet. In 1962 she started her first group and that same year she become a student of the well-known Norwegian-American singer Anne Brown. Karin studied with Brown until 1969. She is one of the first in Jazz to experiment with electronic vocal effects (loops, modulation, etc.), which can be heard in the "Gittin' To Y'All" album, which also features Terje Rypdal Group and a large ensemble featuring members of Art Ensemble of Chicago. In the 60s she began collaboration with a multi-read instrumentalist, pianist, composer John Surman. With Surman she issues a number of acclaimed albums, including "Cloud Line Blue", "Such Winters of Memory" (under Surman's name), "Nordic Quartet", "Freestyle","Bluesand", and "Seagull". In the 80s she established her own record label, Meantime Records, which has been actively acquiring her recordings that had been out of print in many countries. Two recordings of hers, "Hi-Fly" with Archie Shepp and "Blues and Ballads" with Dexter Gordon, own her the Best Jazz Vocal Awards from Swing Journal, the most authoritative jazz critic publication in Japan. She has also widely collaborated extensively with musicians in Europe and USA. Her list of collaborations include Don Ellis, Jan Garbarek, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, Kenny Drew, Red Mitchell, Bengt Hallberg, Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow, Palle, Danielsson, Tore Johansen, Jacob Young, David Frishberg, Terje Rypdal, and Palle Mikkelborg among others.

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