Spelar Musik Pa Sitt Eget Vis


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Review Text Founded in Sweden in 1994 by Jan Johansson's sons Anders and Jens, Heptagon Records has reissued much of the late Swedish pianist's 1950s and 1960s output on CD. Spelar Musik pa Sitt Eget Vis is a generous 77-minute CD that focuses largely on orchestral jazz that he recorded from 1964-1966. Many of these recordings are classically influenced and inspire comparisons to the third stream experiments of Gunther Schuller as well as the orchestral music that Gil Evans recorded with Miles Davis in the late 1950s, but such comparisons shouldn't obscure the fact that Johansson was quite original himself. One of the things that made him unusual was his ability to place Scandinavian folk songs in a jazz setting, and this collection finds him turning his attention to traditional Scandinavian melodies like "Kung Erik Leker pa Luta" and "Varfor Skola Manskor Strida," as well as American standards such as "Lover Man" and "As Time Goes By." Several of the selections aren't orchestral, but are small-group and solo performances that feature Johansson on the organ instead of his usual piano. Although this enriching music hasn't been reissued by an American label, Spelar Musik Na Sitt Eget Vis made it to American stores as an import and is well worth searching for. ~ Alex Henderson

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  1. 1. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
  2. 2. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
  3. 3. Django
  4. 4. Arap Kapero och Nanda Mundani
  5. 5. Kung Erik Leker Pa Luta
  6. 6. Domaredansen
  7. 7. Round About Midnight
  8. 8. Cubano Chant
  9. 9. S:T Louis Blues
  10. 10. Two Little Pearls
  11. 11. Visan OM Titanic
  12. 12. As Time Goes By
  13. 13. Drunken Sailor
  14. 14. Logger's Love
  15. 15. Lover Man
  16. 16. Camptown Races
  17. 17. Humlans Fly KT
  18. 18. Sakkijarven Polkka
  19. 19. One For My Baby
  20. 20. Varfor Skola Manskor Strida
  21. 21. Bohuslanska Sjomansvalsen
  22. 22. Te dans Ma Kalstatosera
  23. 23. Det Sjunger Nagonting Inom Mig
  24. 24. Flickorna I Smaland

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