Scott Hamilton - Swedish Ballads ... & more
CD | Stunt | 0663993130224 | STUCD 13022 | 05-13
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The album opens with the Swedish folk tune Ack Värmeland Du Sköna
or Dear Old Stokholm – either name works for this lovely tune – and
the mood is set. The tunes that we call standards have a timeless quality.
They have stood the test of time and continue to inspire generations of
jazz musicians. Most of the songs on this recording fall into this category.
The American saxophonist Scott Hamilton and the Swedish pianist Jan
Lundgreen have chosen the repertoire, and each of the seven tunes is
somehow associated with Sweden.
Dear Old Stockholm was first recorded and made famous outside of
Sweden by Stan Getz. His version – in collaboration with pianist Bengt
Hallberg – is from 1951. Since then, many others including Miles Davis
have recorded it. On this album Scott Hamilton has created a classic and