Folk ... CD Caprice (Sweden), 2015. New Copy ...
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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
A headspinning set of grooves from Goran Kajfes of Oddjob – stepping out here in a wonderful solo set that's filled with warm electric jazz touches! Goran's still working in the rhythmic and funky mode of Oddjob's own recordings – but also laying back a bit, and going for a sound that's clearly inspired by some of the 70s Herbie and Miles experiments, and which heavily in a style fascinated by sound, color, and tone. The music is often quite lush, yet still always rhythmic – gently grooving along with trumpet, bass, and keyboards from Goran – plus additional elements that include vibes, electric piano, organ, and sax. Includes a cover of Sun Ra's "Nuclear War", plus the cuts "Pulaski Bridge", "Tremblin", "Zagreb", "The Man With The Golden Arm", and "Futi". CD
(Out of print.)
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Drums ... LP Third Earth, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ...