Björn Samuelsson - Jazz Formation A letter to Åke Persson


  • Blue in 3/4 Åke Persson
  • What is this thing called love Cole Porter
  • View Björn Samuelsson
  • A License to Chill … Björn Samuelsson
  • Statement Björn Samuelsson
  • Alone at last Björn Samuelsson
  • Nassie goreng GöstaTheselius
  • Mountain Music Gösta Theselius
  • Monotones Åke Persson
  • A Done Deal Björn Samuelsson
  • Aake Björn Samuelsson
  • A License to Chill … Hird Remix

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Jazz Formation A letter to Åke Persson IGCD 111
Björn Samuelsson CD
2005-10-15 149 SEK Buy at swedishmusicshop.com

Björn Samuelsson [b. 1976] stretches out on his first solo album and pays tribute to one of the greatest trombone players of all time, Åke Persson. The album kicks off with my version of the Åke Persson tune Blue in ¾, which Åke performed and recorded with the Louis van Dyke Trio back in 1974. I wanted to do something different with the Cole Porter standard What is this thing called love, so I wrote an arrangement that is inspired by the late J.J. Johnson, and the way that he always put a personal touch on the standard tunes he played. J.J. is another of my heroes and his imprint will always exist in my music. Björn Samuelsson - trombon Tommy Kotter - piano Mattias Grönroos - bas Göran Kroon - trummor

Samuelssons smukke tone og frasering er en fornøjelse – lyt fx blot til balladen Statement, som i øvrigt er hans egen komposition. Resten af gruppen, hvor Tommy Kotter bla. spiller på Fender Rhodes, fungerer ligeledes godt: Der er både drive og variation hele vejen igennem. Kort sagt: en absolut anbefalelsesværdig udgivelse! www.kultunaut.dk här handlar det om nästan chockartat bra trombonspel, med mästerligt instrumentkunnande och musikalitet med både bredd och djup. Björn Samuelsson tar med självklarhet plats bland instrumentets stora i svensk jazz och spelar förresten på en nivå som står sig i vilken internationell jämförelse som helst. Detta är en uppseende väckande skivdebut, helt enkelt. Obligatoriskt köp! Johnny Olsson NWT

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