Opus 3 DSD Showcase 6 released in 2016. The album includes 7 songs about Blues, classical, and Folk music.
1. East of the Sun( Brooks – Bowman)
From: Lars Erstrand Quartet, feat. Kjell Öhman, ”Dream Dancing” 5´09
”Erstrand´s always unhesitating, fluent playing gives the unfailing impression of a musician in total control. He can depict the most ethereal moods, as in the title piece, Dream Dancing….
An obvious candidate for Recording of the year!”
We are fortunate to have Kjell Öhman on piano, who very sadly left us late last year….
2. Nobody´s Blues But Mine (C. Williams))
From: ”Tomas Örnberg´s BLUE FIVE and friends, CD 19102 4´53
”This is the most consistently satisfying CD album of the 1920´s small band jazz by a contemporary band this writer has heard in years! This collection of performances contains a winning combination of hot group ensembles and individual solo work.
3. Going Home (Trad. Arr. By Eric Bibb)
From: Eric Bibb, ”Rainbow People”, SACD 7723 4´43
”For all of you who have been following my music, “Rainbow People” will give you an idea of how far I’ve come on my musical journey. For me, musical ideas are like children; for those of you who are hearing me for the first time, you might want to have a listen to some of my recent work to hear how the children of the ”Rainbow People” have grown.”
Eric Bibb 2009
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
4. Allegro di molto (Excerpt) – ”Lieder ohne worte”.
From: Stockholm Guitar Quartet, (Medelssohn-Brahms-Debussy) 1´59
”In this recording the Stockholm Guitar Quartet presents an entirely new family of instruments which they themselves have played a part in developing together with Lars Jönson, today one of Sweden´s foremost guitar makers.
The sound is convincing in every way! In the music of Brahms and Mendelssohn, the group evokes moods which, I am convinced are very hard to create on the piano”
Rating: First class”
(Gitarre und Laute)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
5. Allegro (Excerpt) – ”Clarinet Quintet in A-major, K.V. 581”
From: Kjell Fagéus (Basset Clarinet) & Zetterqvist Quartet, CD 19301 4´06
”Kjell Fagéus is one of Sweden´s most sensitive and perceptive clarenettists. He has already shown as much in previous recordings, and this time he has addressed the very finest chamber works in the history of music!”
(HiFi & Musik)
Lars Erik Larsson (1908-1986)
6. Ballad: Moderato, – ”Concertino for double bass and orchestra.” 4´46
From: Thorvald Fredin & The Oskarshamn Ensemble, SACD 8522
Conductor: Jan-Olav Wedin
In this highly unusual recording, featuring the double bass as solo instrumnet, we hear music by the Italian Giovanni Bottesini and two Swedish composers – Erland von Koch and Lars Erik Larsson.
7. Dr. Jazz (W. Melrose – King Oliver) 5´01
From: ”Kustbandet Live in Stockholm”
(only available on MasterCopy or DSD128)
In April 1975, a year and a half before Opus 3 Records was founded, we had the pleasure of making a live recording of Kustbandet. It was a really swinging event and as the well known character from the era Fats Waller put it….”The joint was jumpin”.
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