Saturday, November 12, 2011

Knud Jörgensen - Jazz Trio

Knud Jorgensen, one of Sweden's best swing pianists, here together with Sture Aringkerberg - bass and Johan Dielemans - drums. Knud offers his own, personal and dynamic interpretations of numerous classics of swing: Satin Doll, Too Late Now, You Look Good To Me, Teach Me Tonight, My Heart Stood Still, etc. ""The fact is, the piano playing is so abundantly varied that the recording is quite one that you won't be able to turn off. Elegantly weightless loops of melody mingle with raunchy harmonies in a high-voltage crackling"" - Musik & Ljudteknik

Knud Jørgensen was born in Copenhagen in 1928 and died in 1992 in Stockholm. He decided to stay in Sweden while on tour with a Danish band in the mid-fifties, and remained for the rest of his life. For many years he was one of the most personal, versatile and talented jazz pianists in Sweden, both as a rhythmic prompter and as an explorer of the secrets and possibilities of the chords. He had a special feeling for Duke Ellington, as well as a special sensitivity and ability to capture the essence of Ellington harmonies, sound and rhythmic accent. Knud played with a remarkable skill in holding the threads of the music together with his piano. If anything could be added to a part he just put it in, unerringly, at the right moment and with the right phrase, sound and beat. This was true whether he accompanied guest soloists such as Toots Thielemans, Ben Webster, Harry "Sweets" Edison and others, or recorded with Svend Asmussen, Arne Domnérus, Bosse Broberg, Nisse Sandström and Lars Erstrand. More often, however, one could hear him with his own small groups and from the late seventies usually in a duo with his musical spiritual brother, the bass player Bengt Hanson. - from 

Artist: Knud Jörgensen Trio
Album: Knud Jörgensen Jazz Trio
Year: 1984
Label: Opus 3 (1995)
Runtime: 39:49

1.  Satin Doll (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) 7:11
2.  Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (Sigmund Romberg)  4:05
3.  Too Late Now (Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner) 6:08
4.  You Look Good to Me (Seymour Lefco/Wells Jr.) 6:05
5.  It Might As Well Be Spring (Richard Rodgers) 7:08
6.  My Hearts Stood Still (Richard Rodgers) 5:14
7.  Teach Me Tonight (Gene DePaul) 3:58

Knud Jörgensen (Piano)
Johan Dielemans (Drums)
Sture Akerberg (Double Bass)

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