2022 - Movies & Stories Like This
On «Movies & Stories like this» Hilde Louise and pianist Anders Aarum present nine original songs about intangible love. Hilde Louise's lyrics spin around both the minor and the major love affairs. From everyday relationships, the ones that don’t reach the silver screen, but nevertheless come with great drama, to the big love stories, where everything falls to pieces. Supported by Arts Council Norway.
2019 - Red Lips, Knuckles And Bones
“My Recording of the Week is Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen’s highly addictive “Red Lips, Knuckles and Bones”... a moving album of her own material, genre hopping from jazz to americana with style and humour, despite personal losses that inspired many of the songs. With her unique phrasing, Asbjørnsen’s style balances between a crooning, pop, country approach and more traditional jazz. Her band make these stylistic jumps appear seamless, with the touchstone appearing to be swinging sixties jazz(..)” Matt Groom, Prestomusic.
2015 - Don't Stay for Breakfast
Hilde Louise Orchestra presents 10 brand new, swinging tunes written by the artist and recorded over 4 days in Oceansound Recordings in March 2015. With Julie London, Louis Prima and Duke Ellington on her playlist, Hilde Louise has written songs about black coffee, shoes and strange visitors for breakfast. The front cover is made by the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Hariton Pushwagner. "Swinging, seductive, tight and neat" - Hamar Arbeiderblad - "Hilde Louise at her best" - Romerikes Blad
2013 - Round About Christmas
Hilde Louise's Christmas jazz hit album, Round About Christmas presents cool and swinging Christmas jazz, including the Ane Brun duet "Christmas Is A Lullaby" and featuring Noora Noor on "What Are you Doing New Years Eve". "A new norwegian Christmas Classic" - Jazznytt - "The best Norwegian Christmas album of the year .. I have been waiting for this for many years without being aware of it." Carl Petter Opsahl - VG
2012 - Månesjuk
Produced by Anders Aarum, Hilde Louise's 7th album, her 1st in Norwegian is a masterpiece of jazzy burlesque pop music with a touch of cabaret. The title refers to the power of a blinding, full moon. The album has been acclaimed by the Norwegian press, Aftenposten: 5/6, Nettavisen: 5/6, Hamar Arbeiderblad: 6/6, Bergens Tidende: 5/6, Dagningen: 6/6, Romerrikes Blad: 5/6, Norske Musikk: 5/6.
2011 - Divin' At The Oceansound
Recorded with a live audience in Ocean Sound Recordings (NO), this album presents a collection of Hilde Louises songs, rearranged for a classic swing trio: Anders Aarum (upright piano), Jens Fossum (double bass), Svein Erik Martinsen (guitar). The line up and the new arrangements are inspired by Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson vocal-sessions.
2008 - Sound Your Horn
Hilde Louise's first release on her own label is a poetic cocktail of jazz, cabaret and pop-music, recorded on tape in a boathouse on the west coast of Norway, featuring an energetic Hilde Louise Orchestra. "Sound Your Horn" was among the critics favorites for 2008. Kurt Bakkemoen, VG, placed the album on his Top 5 List together with SeaL, Nick Cave, Erykah Badu and Duffy. Svein Andersen, Aftenposten, ranked it 7 out of 10 among "Best Norwegian Records 2008. Espen Leite (accordion), Julie Dahle Aagård, Karen Musæus, Lene Kongsvik Johansen (backing vocals), Jens Fossum(bass), Anders Aarum(keys), Jan Martin Smørdal(guitars), Samuel Skrede (cello), Klaus Robert Blomvik (drums,perc, backing vocals), Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (flute), Finn Hauge (harmonica), Atle Nymo(saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet), Jørgen Gjerde (trombone), Kåre Nymark jr.(trumpet), David Gald (tuba).
2006 - No Vil Eg Vake Med Deg
A tribute to the late Swedish jazz singer Monica Zetterlund. Together with producer Georg Wadenius, Hilde Louise chose her favourites from Zetterlund's repertoir. Translated in to new Norwegian by author Edvard Hoem and orchestrated by some of Scandinavians finest jazz musicians: Georg Wadenius, Jan Allan, Jan Lundgren, Arild Andersen and Pete Abbot.
2005 - Birdie Blues
Compared to "Eleven Nights", with its touch of cabaret and nostalgia, "Birdie Blues" has a more modern sound, inspired by soul and pop music. The songs once again prove Hilde Louise as a great storyteller, and connoisseurs can recognize lyrical references to the American standards.
2004 - Eleven Nights And Two Early Mornings
Hilde Louise started writing songs in the year 2000, and what came out was jazz, cabaret and caribbean rhythms. This album is a poetic and heartfelt collection of her first compositions.