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Radka Toneff died in 1982.
Overall sound a little like early Holly Cole—pretty standard jazz sound
One of the most talented Jazz artists Norway has ever had. So sad she died so early. Radka Toneff was 30 years old when she died. Jazz musician, singer, piano player and composer, she started to study the piano at the age of seven from Hans Solum and later she finished her study at the Concervatorium of Music in Oslo.
Recommended first album:
1993—Odin Records, Norway—Odin NJ 4044-2
Highly recommended for jazz fans
If you're a fan of mainstream jazz, you will love this. Her vocal interpretation is great and she has a voice that she uses perfectly for this type of music. This does displays a range of songs from Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman", Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman", the traditional "Bulgarian Folksong" to the Latin rhythms of "Havana Candy". (Neile)
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