Ulf Wakenius
Taste of Honey

VÖ: 28.08.2020

Genre: Swedish Jazz

No longer available

ACT 9897-2, 614427989727
Ulf Wakenius / guitars
Lars Danielsson / bass & cello
Magnus Öström / drums

Produced by Siggi Loch

Recorded by Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg, September 12 & 13, 2019
Assistant engineer: Michael Dahlvid
Mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson

Cover art by Jerry Zeniuk, by kind permission of the artist

The Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius approaches the music of his idol Paul McCartney in a wonderfully lyrical way. Guitaristic virtuosity, which Wakenius undoubtedly possesses, is not the issue here. Wakenius lets McCartney's melodies sing on his guitar, with plenty of room for sound and atmosphere. And what a band: together with bassist Lars Danielsson and Magnus Öström, Wakenius forms a dream trio of three incisive characters, who here place themselves entirely at the service of the songs and the interplay.

Ulf Wakenius
Ulf Wakenius served as the guitarist in the legendary Oscar Peterson's quartet for nearly eleven years, until Peterson's passing in 2007. He also played alongside bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen for many years. Currently, one of his most significant musical partners is the Korean singer Youn Sun Nah. Together, often in a duo format, they have performed hundreds of acclaimed concerts around the world in recent years. As a leader on his own recordings, the highly virtuosic guitarist often showcases his calm, melodic side, typically on the acoustic guitar. His repertoire includes interpretations of music by Esbjörn Svensson and Keith Jarrett, as well as his own evocative compositions, often influenced by world music.