Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Sketches of Roses by Elise Einarsdotter & Olle Steinholtz, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Elise Einarsdottir was 42 when she joined forces with her husband, upright bassist Olle Steinholtz, and recorded Sketches of Roses, a rewarding and intimate collection of mostly piano/bass duets. Whether she's interpreting Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way" and Miles Davis' "Nardis" or embracing her own material, the crystalline pianist plays in a consistently lyrical fashion that illustrates her enthusiasm for both Bill Evans and Brubeck. Thoughtful introspection is the rule on this often impressionistic CD, even when the Swedish improviser goes from post-bop to more of an avant-garde outlook on the eerie title song. Released by the Stockholm-based Touche Music, Sketches of Roses made it to American retail as an import.


Born: 1955

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s

Known primarily in Scandinavian jazz circles, Elise Einarsdottir is a melodic pianist who is as comfortable playing standards as she is writing memorable songs of her own. Born and raised in Sweden, Einarsdottir listened to jazz extensively growing up and was influenced by such American pianists as Bill Evans and Dave Brubeck, although she is also capable of more avant-garde experimentation. When she was 18, Einarsdottir moved to the U.S. in 1973, where she spent some time in New York and studied...
Full Bio
Sketches of Roses, Elise Einarsdotter
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.