Monday, June 1, 2009

The Core & More vol. 1

The Core's new album "The Art Of No Return" (Miserobie 2009) has been out here for a month or so. The Core is Espen Aalberg (dr), Erlend Slettevold (p), Steinar Raknes (b) and Jørgen Mathisen (sax), but here they have Magnus Broo (tp), Jonas Kullhammar (sax) and Vidar Johansen (sax, bass clar) guesting too.
The music is composed by Vidar Johansen, and for long periods this is stricter composed, and even more relaxed than the first energetic albums from this band. The first albums had a Coltrane feel, this one's perhaps more Miles (?), and it swings real good too when necessary. I seldom play a new album 3 or 4 times in one go, but that happened with this one. Just buy it.

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