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Swedish Sax Septet
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Swedish Sax Septet
Title: Riff-Ola
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nomad
Release Date: 8/27/1999
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093785031123

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jerryexspresso | Columbia, MO USA | 10/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The price of the CD is worth just the first track alone. Everything after that is a gift. In a mixture of folk and ultra-modern (a polka in 5?) the Swedish Sax Septet has put together a wonderful album.
The writing and arranging goes unnoticed because it is all so organic. All of the voicings are fresh sounding and are perfectly suited for a saxophone choir, getting that beautiful open yet dark sound that all saxophone ensembles should strive for. I highly recommend this CD even if only to hear how an ensemble should play together. The balance is always perfect, the timing is precise and after a while you stop thinking of it as a Sax Septet but as just a group of musicians all having a blast playing together. The cheer is infectious and I always find myself grinning at the traditional sounding melodies put in such a modern setting. For all music enthusiasts."
Bjørn Hell Larsen | Stavanger, Norway | 01/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I came over this album by chance today, and instantly became completely mesmerized. Being a Norwegian clarinet player I should have an ingrained sceptisism against Swedish sax players, and to top it off I don't really like folk music all that much, but the sound on this album is really incredible.The Swedish Sax Septet manages to perform traditional Swedish folk tunes in a manner and with a sound that makes them instantly palatable to those otherwise allergic to the traditional flute and fiddle of Nordic folk music. And I believe they do it while still remaining true to the soul of the folk music itself.An absolute "must hear".Bjørn"