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Ida Sand – New Album release!
My Soul Kitchen (with Stockholm Underground)

October 26, 2018

« Soul music is known as a very wide genre. Funky soul, blue-eyed soul, neo soul, RnB, New Orleans soul, Motown-soul, etc. This album is a fond of these different types of soul music, together with my own songs that we made a tasty musical stew out of. There is one composer/artist in particular that has made a great impact on me and that is Ray Charles and he is of course represented on this album. I heard Ray Charles as a kid, I think it was « Let the good times roll » and I was dazzled right away. The way he treated the lyric, his rawness and that rhythmic piano really captured me. He has a way of singing from his heart and it has been -still is -my goal as a singer too. Always from the heart. In my opinion, soul music stands out as the genre that has the best voices on Earth. Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Al Green… These voices among others has spellbound thousands of people for decades, including me.

When I was 17 I wanted to go to Fasching jazz club in Stockholm to listen to Nils Landgren and his Funk Unit, which I thought was the best musicians I could think of, and to my disappointment I was too young of age and the door-man wouldn’t´t let me in. I started crying and he felt so bad for me that he let me in under the terms that I promised not to drink. During the show, I remember saying to myself; « Imagine if I could play with these guys someday ».. And now I do! There are no words to describe the joy and privilege it is for me to have these fellas on my CD. They have an outstanding sound and are such great craftsmen at what they do that it sounds fantastic at first takes -every time! We spend 3 days together at the legendary Atlantis studio and let me just say it was a smooth ride. Not only did the band deliver some great live-tracks, Magnus Lindgren showed up with fantastic horn arrangements and to see this genius at work is such a treat. He is by far one of the most inspiring musicians I know. His mind and playfull-ness with music is one-of-a-kind. Together we « cooked » an album for you: « My Soul Kitchen »

So, put a casserole on, invite some friends over and let soul music be the soundtrack of the evening. You will have a great evening – I guarantee yá!”

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