“...it's a rollicking wonder. Quite a pair these two...check em out!”
- George Fendel, Oregon JazzScene
Master improviser and guitarist John Stowell teams here with the Swedish guitarist Ulf Bandgren to document the rich musical rapport they've developed over the last several years while presenting concerts and workshops in the U.S. and Europe. With Stowell performing on the acoustic nylon string and Bandgren on steel string acoustic, the duo presents an interactive yet intimate reading of their lyrical originals.
1 FIVE ROSES 5:33
2 YOU KNOW IT WHEN YOU GOT IT 5:19
3 TAUGHANNOCK FALLS 3:51
4 WALTZ FOR KOSTER 5:59
5 FREIGHT TRAIN 4:54
6 THROOP 3:34
7 VITRA 5:41
8 INTO NORWAY 3:50
9 NIMBA 7:17
10 SKISS 7:49
Produced by John Stowell & Ulf Bandgren
Recorded by Mike Doolin
at Doolin Studio, Portland, OR
on June 14 & 15, 2011
Mixed & mastered by Mark Frethem
at Doctor Digital, Portland, OR
Photo by Mike Doolin
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
Jazz Society of Oregon (George Fendel) Portland guitarist Stowell always has chosen a very unique path. From his physical embrace of the guitar to the preference for an unplugged instrument, to the very music he's been playing for many years now, Stowell is an original. One could almost suggest that if it sings deliciously and delicately, it's likely to be Stowell. He's done prior recor ...
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