Cæcilie Norby / vocals
Lars Danielsson / cello, bass, acoustic guitars, tambourine
Leszek Możdżer / piano
Nguyên Lê / electric guitars, electronics
Robert Mehmet Ikiz / drums & percussion
Marius Neset / tenor & soprano sax
Now, with her second ACT album "Silent Ways" she goes back in the other direction to some extent. She selected a dozen of her favourite singer/songwriter melodies – including "Hymnen" by herself and her husband, and charged them up with classical and jazz influences. The almost chamber-musical, tranquil form hinted at by the album's name is classical, as is the emotional expressiveness of her interpretations – just listen to her meditative, almost spiritual versions of the Leonard-Cohen songs "Winter Lady" and "In My Secret Life". The jazzy approach lies in the singing technique, in the arrangement, and of course the hand-picked musicians in the band improvising magically together.