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Nils Landgren

Paint It Blue - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9243-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92432 2
  • German Release: 01/10/1996
  • Genre: Swedish Jazz, Funky Jazz

German Jazz Award

 
Only available as download



A TRIBUTE TO CANNONBALL ADDERLEY. What is Funk? Funk is Soul with the resources of Jazz: the fluid boundaries between religious service and a party. The record PAINT IT BLUE is dedicated to the man who for many still today embodies the central figure at the genre’s source: Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (1928 - 1975). Maybe he didn’t invent Funk. Together with his co-musicians in his 60s quintet, Cannonball’s alto sax style, his attitude, humor great musicality, and his love for his audience allowed him to become a synonym for FUNK.NILS LANDGREN, born in 1956, grew up between the music of his father, a Jazz cornet-player, and the music of his grandfather, a pastor on the island Gotland. He first heard Cannonball Adderley on Kind Of Blue. In this Miles Davis Sextet of the late 50’s, they were all together: "Miles, th...

line up

The Funk Unit:
Nils Landgren - tb
Per Ruskträsk Johansson - sax
Henrik Janson - git
Esbjörn Svensson - keyboards
Magnum Coltrane Price - vocals, synth
Lars DK Danielsson - fender bass

plus:
Bernard Purdie - dr / Michael Brecker - ts
Randy Brecker - tp /Airto Moreira - perc
Till Brönner - tp / Marcio Doctor - perc
Steffen Schorn - bcl


Recording Information

Recorded by Geoffrey Peacey at Peer Studios, Hamburg,
May 1996
Produced by Anselm Kluge and Nils Landgren