Reference: 8122 71341 2
Bar code: 081227134129
01. Va Da Du? [Was It You?] 5:20
02. De Salde Sina Hemman [They Sold Their Homestead] 6:11
03. Den Motstravige Brudgummen [The Reluctant Groom] 5:49
04. Och Hor Du Unga Dora [And Listen Young Dora] 5:50
05. Kristallen Den Fina [The Fine Crystal] 3:10
06. Visa Vid Midsommartid [Midsummer Song] 6:20
All the music is based on traditonal Swedish folk songs
Originally issued in 1964 as Atlantic SD1430
Art Farmer (flugelhorn), Jim Hall (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass), and Pete LaRoca (drums).
Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, April 28 & 30, 1964
Sessions supervised by Anders Burman
Engineered by Rune Persson
Cover photo: A. Doren
Cover design: Marvin Israel
Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
"The premise of this Atlantic set is a bit unusual. The Art Farmer Quartet (consisting of flugelhornist Farmer, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete LaRoca), which was together from 1962-64 (after the demise of the Jazztet), was passing through Stockholm, Sweden at the time of this date and the musicians felt inspired to record a full album of traditional Swedish folk songs. Respect is paid to the often haunting melodies and Farmer sounds quite at home in this context, sometimes hinting a bit at Chet Baker. Fortunately, not all of the tunes are taken at a ballad pace, and once the themes are fully stated, Farmer and Hall have plenty of harmonically sophisticated solos. The band's cool and restrained style suits the music perfectly, turning it into jazz without losing its essence. Although a brief set (at under 33 minutes), every note counts on this successful outing."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
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