Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ulf Wakenius: Love Is Real (2008)

Surprising adaptations of catchy melodies by the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. For more than a decade, Swedish guitar player Ulf Wakenius has been member of the legendary Oscar Peterson Quartet and the NHØP Trio. This CD was conceived of and recorded in Sweden in 2007. It is a tribute to the contribution made by fellow Swede Esbjörn Svensson, the face, composer, and leader of the Esbjörn Svensson Trio (a.k.a. E.S.T.), one of the most recognized and critically acclaimed European jazz bands ever. Tragically, Svensson died in a scuba diving mishap in June 2008.
"Every song here is a winner, not just for Svensson's inestimable writing, but for Wakenius' ability to interpret the songs with the perfect mix of reverence and ingenuity."-- All About Jazz
1. Seven Days Of Falling 6:39
2. Dodge The Dodo 5:50
3. Believe Beleft Below 4:28
4. Tuesday Wonderland 5:20
5. Elevation Of Love 5:52
6. Pavane "Thoughts Of A Septuagenarian" 6:19
7. Good Morning Susie Soho 5:24
8. Eighthundred Streets By Feet 6:23
9. When God Created The Coffebreak 6:16
10. Shining On You 4:10
11. Viaticum 6:18
Ulf Wakenius - guitars
Lars Danielsson - double-bass, cello
Lars Jansson - acoustic piano
Morten Lund - drums
Special Guests:
Till Bronner - trumpet
Paolo Fresu - trumpet
Nils Landgren - trombone
Eric Wakenius - electric guitar
Love Is Real (Dig)
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