Artist: Jakob Elvstrom Quartet
Title Of Album: The Party Ain't Over Yet
Year Of Release: 2012
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz, Funky Jazz
Label: Big Car Records
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 49:46
Total Size: 116 Mb
01. Quartet, Take Off (4:26)
02. The Yeah Yeah Song (4:47)
03. Mumbo-Jumbo (3:52)
04. The Party Ain't Over Yet (4:24)
05. Lumumba (3:48)
06. Professor Bob (5:20)
07. Hard Work (3:27)
08. Funky Train (4:10)
09. Downing Strut (5:04)
10. Get Funky (4:49)
11. Habanera (5:34)
Jakob Elvstrøm has played professionally for almost two decades, always focusing on the soulful and funky side of jazz and pop music. His new album certainly reflects this.
It was not necessary to persuade friends and fellow musicians to participate on this almost entirely self-penned record, many of them being the best in the country, touring among others with "Prince" and "Michael Learns To Rock".
Almost all of the music was played live in the studio, with lots of old keyboards, real horns and percussion giving the Cd a geuine vintage-flavour. Producer Morten Eriksen has edited and fine-tuned the live-playing with subtle synth-effects, a little drum-programming and soundscapes.
A lot of effort was put in the arrangements and sound of the songs, with Danish female star rapper Miss Mukupa and Danish/American professor Richard Raskin on spoken words, making things flow in the right direction.
The songs offer a wide variety of moods and styles, from the downtempo "Lost and not Found", the tasteful smooth jazz version of Shanice's major hit "I Love Your Smile" to the happy-go-lucky "Make It Flow". The music is held firmly together by the mesmerizing sound of Jakob Elvstrøm's saxophone and strong melodic sense.
Inspired and influenced by David Sanborn, Dave Koz and Candy Dulfer, "SaxClub vol.1" is a well-produced and very personal contribution to the funky smooth jazz scene of today.