Jakob Elverstrom

Jakob Elverstrom: Saxclub 1

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Product Type: CD

Title: Saxclub 1
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Having played the alto-saxophone for more than 20 years, Jakob Elvstrøm decided it was about time to make his first funky solo-album! The result has been worth waiting for. The fourteen instrumental and one vocal track, is a personal blend of funk and contemporary jazz. Jakob Elvstrøm has played professionally for almost two decades, always focusing on the soulful and funky side of jazz and pop music. His new album certainly reflects this. It was not necessary to persuade friends and fellow musicians to participate on this almost entirely self-penned record, many of them being the best in the country, touring among others with 'Prince' and 'Michael Learns To Rock'. Almost all of the music was played live in the studio, with lots of old keyboards, real horns and percussion giving the CD a geuine vintage-flavour. Producer Morten Eriksen has edited and fine-tuned the live-playing with subtle synth-effects, a little drum-programming and soundscapes. A lot of effort was put in the arrangements and sound of the songs, with Danish female star rapper Miss Mukupa and Danish/American professor Richard Raskin on spoken words, making things flow in the right direction. The songs offer a wide variety of moods and styles, from the downtempo 'Lost and not Found', the tasteful smooth jazz version of Shanice's major hit 'I Love Your Smile' to the happy-go-lucky 'Make It Flow'. The music is held firmly together by the mesmerizing sound of Jakob Elvstrøm's saxophone and strong melodic sense. Inspired and influenced by David Sanborn, Dave Koz and Candy Dulfer, 'SaxClub vol.1' is a well-produced and very personal contribution to the funky smooth jazz scene of today. And don't forget to see the funky musicvideo starring mr. Elvstrøm's vintage VW Passat, an elephant, BassIda and Miss Mukupa.

Tracks:
1.1 Make It Flow
1.2 I Love Your Smile
1.3 Monkeytown
1.4 Lost and Not Found
1.5 Down That Road
1.6 Put 'Em Up
1.7 Blue and Funky
1.8 Late Night Slammin'
1.9 When We Are Together
1.10 Record Connection
1.11 Mr. Wayne Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1.12 Step It Up
1.13 Shufflestreet
1.14 Make It Flow [Radio Edit]

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