Artist: Jakob Elvstrom
Title Of Album: Play It Back: The Funky Sessions Vol. 1
Year Of Release: 2014
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz, Funky Jazz
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 54:55
Total Size: 126 Mb
01. Go, Go, Go Feat. Lou Donaldson (4:47)
02. Pay The Bill Feat. Veronica Mortensen (4:49)
03. Black Bossa Feat. Per Gade (5:07)
04. System Failure Feat. Lasse Storgaard (4:34)
05. Downing Strut Feat. Kjeld Lauritsen (5:04)
06. Flipside Feat. Lasse Storgaard (4:01)
07. Raw Fruit Feat. Lars Daugaard (4:31)
08. Good Going Feat. Steen N. Hansen (4:25)
09. The Meat Pie Recipe Feat. Per Gade (5:09)
10. Beat Me Up Feat. Steen N. Hansen (4:07)
11. Boomtown Feat. Kjeld Lauritsen (4:18)
12. Cherokee Thunder (3:57)
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.