Jan Lundgren (p), Peter Asplund (tp), Dave Carpenter (b), Paul Kreibich (d)
Reference: FSRCD 5025
Bar code: 8427328650250
01. Au Privave (Parker)
02. At Angöra En Brygga (Alfredson-Danielsson-Färnlöf)
03. Swedish Pastry (Kessel)
04. What Is This Thing Called Love? (Porter)
05. Södermalm (Swanerud)
06. I Hear A Rhapsody (Fragos-Baker-Gasparre)
07. How Deep Is The Ocean? (Berlin)
08. Stockholm Sweetnin (Quincy Jones)
09. Indian Summer (Dubin-Herbert)
10. There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon-Warren)
11. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Rene-Rene-Muse)
12. Cottontail (Ellington)
Total time: 63:32 min.
Peter Asplund (trumpet), Jan Lundgren (piano), Dave Carpenter (bass), Paul Kreibich (drums).
Recorded at Sage & Sound Studio, Hollywood, California, January 30 & 31, 1996
Producer: Dick Bank
Producer for CD release by Jordi Pujol
"Bebop is spoken throughout this excellent set. Two Swedish musicians (pianist Jan Lundgren and trumpeter Peter Asplund) meet up with a couple of Americans (bassist Dave Carpenter and drummer Paul Kreibich) on a variety of superior standards, plus a couple of jazz interpretations of obscure Swedish songs. Asplund has a bright sound in the Clifford Brown tradition; Lundgren looks toward Bud Powell; and the Americans are quite supportive of the lead voices. To break up the strict quartet format, Barney Kessel's "Swedish Pastry" is taken by the rhythm trio; Lundgren and Asplund play a duet version of "Sodermalm"; Lundgren is absent on "I Hear a Rhapsody"; and "How Deep Is the Ocean" is a piano-bass duet. Other highlights include "Au Privave," "What Is This Thing Called Love," and "When It's Sleepy Time Down South." Easily recommended to bebop collectors."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
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