Laila Dalseth

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Laila Dalseth
Laila Dalseth in 1966
Laila Dalseth in 1966
Background information
Born (1940-11-06) 6 November 1940 (age 81)
Bergen, Norway
GenresVocal jazz
Occupation(s)Singer
LabelsGemini

Laila Dalseth (born 6 November 1940) is a Norwegian jazz singer. She was formerly married to the jazz saxophonist Theodor "Totti" Bergh (1935–2012).[1][2]

Career[edit]

After an early debut in her hometown of Bergen, Dalseth was active on the Oslo jazz scene, recording with among others, Kjell Karlsen (b. 1961), Egil Kapstad and Helge Hurum's big band. Dalseth first recording was Metropol Jazz (1963), participated in Stokstad/Jensen Trad.Band (1973−1975), in a band with Per Borthen, as well as at Teatret Vårt in the play Havhesten (1976). With her own band, she recorded Listen Here! (1999), 1960's album One of a Kind (2000) and then Everything I Love (2003), all on the Gemini label. L. D. Quintet consisting of husband Totti Bergh (saxophone), Per Husby (piano), Kåre Garnes (bass) and Tom Olstad (drums).[1][2]

Dalseth was awarded Buddyprisen 1976, in addition to being awarded Spellemannprisen i klassen jazz on three occasions, for Just Friends 1975, Glad There is You 1978 and Daydreams 1984. She was internationally recognized for the record Time for Love (1986) with Red Mitchell, Travelling Light (1986) with Al Cohn, The Judge and I (1991) with Milt Hinton, A Woman's Intuition (1995), her own sextet featuring guitaist Philip Catherine, We remember You (1986/2003) with Al Cohn, and Everything I Love 2004. Five of these releases were critically ranked among the Ten best jazz albums of the year by the American jazz magazine Cadence.[1][2]

Honors[edit]

  • 1975: Spellemannprisen, in the class Jazz, for the album Just Friends
  • 1976: Buddyprisen
  • 1978: Spellemannprisen in the class Jazz, for the album Glad There is You
  • 1982: «Asker kommunes kulturpris»
  • 1984: Spellemannprisen in the class Jazz, for the album Daydreams
  • 1986: Gammleng-prisen
  • 1994: «Oslo bys kulturstipend»
  • 1999: «Oslo Jazzfestivals Ella pris»

Laila Dalseth as Melodi Grand Prix contestant[edit]

Year Title Placing in the Norwegian final
1962 Mormors spilledåse No. 5
1962 Kom sol, kom regn * No. 1

Discography[edit]

  • Swingin' Departure (1976), within Per Borthen Swing Department
  • Glad There Is You (1978)
  • Daydreams (1984)
  • Time of Love (1986)
  • Travelling Light (1987)
  • The Judge and I (1992)
  • A Woman's Intuition (1995)
  • Listen Here (1999)
  • Swingin' (1999), within Per Borthen Swing Department and Karin Krog
  • One of a Kind (2001)
  • We Remember You (2002)
  • Everything I Love (2003)
  • Takin' Off (2007), within Per Borthen Swing Department

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bergh, Johs. Dalseth, Laila Biography (in Norwegian). Norsk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  2. ^ a b c "Dalseth, Laila Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2012-11-07.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Stokstad/Jensen Trad.Band
Recipient of the Jazz Spellemannsprisen
1975
Succeeded by
Preceded by Recipient of the Buddyprisen
1976
Succeeded by
Preceded by Recipient of the Jazz Spellemannsprisen
1978
Succeeded by
Preceded by Recipient of the Jazz Spellemannsprisen
1984
Succeeded by
Preceded by Recipient of the Jazz Gammleng-prisen
1986
Succeeded by