Six String Evolution

Six String Evolution

by Andreas Öberg


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Six String Evolution

Guitarist Andreas Oberg's lean and uncomplicated style is attractive to followers of the instrument in contemporary jazz circles to the point where he can command attention from many formidable players accompanying him. This star-studded album finds Oberg in great company, as it features drummer Lewis Nash, bassist John Patitucci, keyboardist David Kikoski, and some lesser knowns. The surprise addition is Darmon Meader from the New York Voices, not singing, but playing the tenor saxophone in a very competent, post-Michael Brecker style. Musically, Oberg is comfortable in fun funk, pop-jazz, or neo-bop settings, all heard on this diverse CD within a framework/showcase for his estimable talents. The ensemble covers pop tunes by Michael Sembello, Gino Vanelli, and Stevie Wonder, as well as the Les McCann/Gene McDaniels evergreen "Compared to What" with a switched-up beat. But it is on the merry montuno-to-neo-bop cover of the Pancho Sanchez composition "Papa Gato" where Kikoski and Oberg cut loose, while they join together on the bright Geoff Keezer-penned "Madame Grenouille." In Brazilian tones with his acoustic guitar, or alongside the pleasant and formidable Meader, Oberg proves compatible in styles that are more commercial, yet artistic. He's a work in progress, making inroads on developing a personal approach, and a player to watch for 2010 and beyond.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2010
Label: Resonance Records
UPC: 0724101953026
catalogNumber: 1015

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andreas Öberg   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
John Patitucci   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
John Beasley   Synthesizer,Percussion,Vibes,Soloist
Dave Kikoski   Piano,fender rhodes
Lewis Nash   Drums
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Darmon Meader   Saxophone,Vocals
Enzo Todesco   Percussion
Filó Machado   Vocals,Vocal Percussion
Decebal Badila   Electric Bass
Marius Preda   Cymbalom
Antal Steixner   Cajon

Technical Credits

John Beasley   Arranger
Michael Sembello   Composer
Gene McDaniels   Composer
Bill Cunliffe   Arranger
George Klabin   Producer
Dave Kowalski   Engineer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes
Filó Machado   Composer
Marcos Resende   Composer
Decebal Badila   Composer
Joe Donofrio   Producer,Management
Andreas Öberg   Arranger,Composer
G. Vanelli   Composer
John Davidson   Cover Design
J. Keezer   Composer

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