A classic from the more spiritual side of the Swedish scene in the 70s – and a record that's been a favorite of ours for many years! Rena Rama have a really unique feel here – an approach that initiates in some of the more freewheeling European work of the period, but which also has a lot stronger spiritual elements too – none of the rockish fusion that you'd hear from some of their contemporaries, and instead some of the warmer undercurrents that you'd get in some of Don Cherry's experiments on
the Scandinavian scene. The group's an all-star quartet – with Bobo Stenson on
piano and Fender Rhodes, Lennar Aberg on
soprano sax and tenor, Palle Danielsson on
bass, and Bengt Berger on
drums – and the album's lot more soulful than you'd expect, and with some beautiful lyrical moments. Tracks include "Test", "Just In Case", "Pow Wow", "De Fem Arstiderna", and "Batiali". CD features lots of bonus tracks from a 1979 album – "Bang
uana Song", "Inside Outside", "Silhuett", "Pa Hal Is", and "Lisa's Piano".