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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fattigfolket - Fattigfolket (ILK music, 2008) ***½

Fattigfolket is a Swedish-Norwegian band with Gunnar Halle on trumpet, Putte Frick Meijer - on bass, Hallvard M. Godal on saxophones and Ole Morten Sommer on Drums. I had not heard of the band until I came across this album on eMusic. It starts out nicely, with a very open tune, not much theme, but lots of emotional expressivity, but this high quality is not kept through all compositions, gliding away into more mainstream approaches. I had hoped to have identified again some adventurous Scandinavians, but they are often a little too middle-of-the-road to my taste. The playing is good, so are the ideas, but a little more audacity to find their own voice is needed. "Bulle I Bussen", "Bare Päls" and "Skjult Drage" demonstrate that they have something to tell. Promising.

Listen to Bulle I Bussen.

Listen and download from eMusic.

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