Catalog: CAP 21927
Finally, the Swedish Grammy Award-winning album Folk with eminent jazz group Oddjob is released in a gorgeous new format. On the album, Oddjob turns to the past in order to see the future, blending traditional Swedish folk music expressions with contemporary jazz. The seven tracks are all inspired by the Caprice Records classic Ancient Swedish Pastoral Music. When Folk was first released in the fall of 2015, 50 years had passed since celebrated jazz musicians Jan Johansson, Bengt-Arne Wallin, Georg Riedel, and Bengt Hallberg were instructed by the Swedish Radio to make a similar excavation in the Swedish folk music archives, resulting in the album Adventures in Jazz and Folklore. But that’s where the similarities end. This new edition of Folk has been specially remastered and edited for the format, and promises a listening experience unlike any other.