Ulf Wakenius

Love Is Real - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9459-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94592 1
  • German Release: 25/04/2008
  • Genre: Swedish Jazz, Guitar Jazz

Der schwedische Gitarren-Star Ulf Wakenius überrascht, unterstützt vom radio.string.quartet.vienna, mit spannenden Adaptionen und Metamorphosen der schönsten Kompostionen der Erfolgsband e.s.t. Esbjörn Svensson Trio

Only digitally available

Guitarist Ulf Wakenius doesn’t have to prove to anyone that he can play with breathtaking virtuosity – and in every possible style. The list of musicians he has worked with reads like a jazz lexicon; it includes such major players as Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Randy Brecker, Herbie Hancock, Steve Coleman, and Milt Jackson. For the last ten years he has been the “fourth man” in the Oscar Peterson quartet. Wakenius is essentially a melodic player. In his youth he was influenced above all by blues and rock & roll guitarist – Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Johnny Winter were his heroes – until he heard John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra; “McLaughlin’s guitar playing reminded me of Coltrane – complete ecstasy. Crazy!” Since then he has been deluged with work as a much-sought after studio musician, along with being involved...

line up

Ulf Wakenius – acoustic nylon guitar, acoustic steel guitar, electric guitar
Lars Danielsson - acoustic bass, cello, effects
Lars Jansson - acoustic piano
Morten Lund - drums, caron, percussion

Recording Information

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden 2007
Additional string recording, edit and balance by Christoph Burgstaller at Clipwerk Studios, Vienna, Austria
Produced by Ulf Wakenius
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch