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Knud Jorgensen, one of Sweden's best swing pianists, here with Sture Akerberg
on bass and Johan Dielemans on drums, offers his own, personal and dynamic
interpretations of numerous classics of swing: Satin Doll, Too Late Now, You
Look Good To Me, My Heart Stood Still, etc.
"Jorgensen's inspiration was Duke Ellington, and appropriately the set begins with a seven-minute version of Satin Doll. The other six pieces are standards... These are very good versions, with a very firm musical presence by Jorgensen, quick but limpid pacing, and lively backing by both bass and drums. The songs are "jazzed," but their melodies are not distorted. the result is that this is a terrific recording. Happily the analog tape has aged well." - Gerard Rejskind, Ultra High Fidelity Magazine No. 90
"Come now, there aren't any volcanoes in Denmark!" I hear you cry.
"True indeed - but you are forgetting Knud Jörgensen! Naturalized Swede he may
be, but he makes no secret of his antecedents. His way of speaking tells you as
much, though his musical language is international. This, then, is the Danish
volcano. Do not be deceived by the titles on this record. No question here of
easy jazz or cocktail piano. Musical Molotov Cocktails would be an adapter
description. Primitive power, dynamite, and dynamics." - Lars O'Månsson
"The fact is, the piano playing is so abundantly varied that the recording is
quite un-turn-offable. Elegantly weightless loops of melody mingle with raunchy
harmonies in a high-voltage crackling" - Musik & Ljudteknik
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Knud Jorgensen, piano
Johan Dielemans, drums
Sture Akerberg, upright bass
1. Satin Doll
2. Softly As in the Morning Sunrise
3. Too Late Now
4. You Look Good To Me
5. It Might As Well Be Spring
6. My Heart Stood Still
7. Teach Me Tonight
Recorded March 4 & May 1, 1984.