Believe in Spring

Believe in Spring

by Steve Swallow
     
 
The third trio meeting of saxophonist Hans Ulrik with electric bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Jonas Johansen is a diverse outing featuring fresh interpretations of standards, originals, and at least one obscurity. The lack of a piano gives "I'll Remember April" a lighter sound, as the rhythm section provides plenty of steam for Ulrik's robust tenor sax. Pianist

Overview

The third trio meeting of saxophonist Hans Ulrik with electric bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Jonas Johansen is a diverse outing featuring fresh interpretations of standards, originals, and at least one obscurity. The lack of a piano gives "I'll Remember April" a lighter sound, as the rhythm section provides plenty of steam for Ulrik's robust tenor sax. Pianist Bobo Stenson is added on a few tracks, including a heartfelt "Soul Eyes," while guitarist Ulf Wakenius (who gained international exposure touring with Oscar Peterson) guests elsewhere, including an explosive post-bop treatment of "Get Happy" and a shimmering "O Que Sera." The originals include Ulrik's lush ballad "August 1972" and his bittersweet "Prelude" (the latter played on soprano), which segues into a gorgeous performance of Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born." Swallow is the initial soloist in a revisit of his best-known work, "Falling Grace," a piece that has stood the test of time well. Ulrik switches to soprano sax for a peppy rendition of "Carolina Moon" (an oldie recorded by Thelonious Monk early in his career, one of just a few jazz musicians who have waxed this old chestnut), though the piece showcases Johansen and Swallow at length.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2008
Label:
Stunt
UPC:
0663993071824
catalogNumber:
7182
Rank:
308517

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Swallow   Primary Artist,Bass
Bobo Stenson   Piano
Ulf Wakenius   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jonas Johansen   Drums
Hans Ulrik   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Thad Jones   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Steve Swallow   Composer
Mal Waldron   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Lars Pedersen   Graphic Design
Don Raye   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Chico Buarque de Hollanda   Composer
Jonas Johansen   Producer
Peter H. Larsen   Liner Notes
Paul Banks   translation
Ted Koehler   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Hans Ulrik   Composer,Producer
Peter Littauer   Executive Producer
Lars "L.G." Nilsson   Engineering
Søren Friis   Executive Producer
Lars Nilsson   Engineer
Paul   Composer

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