The longtime compagnon of legendary Oscar Peterson and duo partner of Youn Sun Nah with his first solo album: acoustic, virtuoso, open in all directions and simply magical!
The unceasing quest for those magical moments in music is what drives jazz musicians to do what they do: “I was blessed to experience such moments in my work with wonderful artists like Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Youn Sun Nah and others,“ recounts guitarist Ulf Wakenius. And that is what the new album “Momento Magico“ is all about – those rare and extraordinary moments outside the bounds of time and space that stay with you throughout an entire musical life. In recent years, Wakenius has made the biggest impact at the side of vocalist Youn Sun Nah. Not many star guitarists would voluntarily cede into the inevitable role of accompanist to the “secret queen of jazz “ (Süddeutsche Zeitung), who is not only a star in her adopted homeland France: Wakenius dedicated the title track to her and the magical moments they shared...line up
Ulf Wakenius / steel string, nylon string & bass guitar (all acoustic)
Produced by Ulf Wakenius & Lars Nilsson
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg
Cover Art by Daniel Richter, Hoffnung II, 2010, by permission of the artist