Malene Mortensen with American star pianist Christians Sands
Posted on 9 januar 2018by Tore Hauge
” CAN’T HELP IT ” Is Malenes tenth album and the first she has recorded outside Scandinavia. It is on tour in 2018 for the first time
The album was recorded in New York in March 2014 with an American top trio. The album began with a jam session at the jazz club Montmartre in Copenhagen in the summer of 2013, where Malene played with the young American pianist Christian Sands. The two found out about his virtuoso approach to the music and her great musicality as well as the ability to improvise.
Later that year, Malene visited New York to write material with the pianist, who plays in Christian McBride's famous trio. The songs flowed, texts became available and they later continued communication across the Atlantic about selecting jazz standards and arrangements for the scheduled recording.