Folk ... CD Caprice (Sweden), 2015. New Copy ...
Maybe the nicest album we've heard so far from Oddjob – and maybe their straightest, too – a rock-solid, all-jazz effort that really makes the best of all the players in the group! As before, the lineup features tremendous trumpet work from Goran Kajfes – who also plays a bit of keyboards on the set – as well as alto, sopranino sax, bass clarinet, and alto flute from Per Rusktrask Johansson – and organ and piano from Daniel Karlsson, bass from Peter Forss, and drums from Janne Robertson. The title is apt – as the tunes are all based on Swedish folkloric sources – and as with some famous 60s experiments of this nature, the inspiration gives the jazz performance some nicely offbeat edges at times, while the players do a great job of keeping things on track. Titles include "Folk 1", "Folk 2", "Folk 3", and so on – up to "Folk 7". CD