Friday, August 17, 2007

Egba

One of the first Swedish bands to fuse jazz and rock (and occasionally African and Latin-American music as well) was Egba (photo: Pawel Lucki), led by trumpeter Ulf Adåker (b. 1945) and saxophonist Ulf Andersson (b. 1940), two musicians with roots in the jazz of the 1960s. Several other musicians of that era also expanded their vocabulary to include the electronic sounds of the day, collaborating with younger musicians whose background was mainly in rock. One of the latter is pianist and keyboard-player Harald Svensson (b. 1954), who has also been involved in other groups, most notably Entra. Tenor saxophonist Ove Johansson (b. 1936) and keyboard-player Susanna Lindeborg (b. 1952) in the group Mwendo Dawa have combined acoustic instruments with electronic sounds since the 1970s, and there are several other groups which work with fusion types of jazz. Taken from Visarkiv



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7 comments:

stg said...

Great, thanks!

Tom said...

Excellent work... Many thanks!

TS

Anonymous said...

hello! Egba is fantastic!thank you so mutch!!
Sithlord from Hungary

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Egba stuff, really nice! I have a question about the Jungle Jam download - there's an extra 9 minute plus track called Inferno included, that's not listed on the covers. Where and when is this from?

El Isabelino said...

Hi, I just downloaded the 1st Egba album and is incredibly good.Sad part is that the rest of the albums are down.You think you could e re-up them.Thanks from Puerto Rico.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all good music, nice blog

gregg said...

Links seem to be broken...but you can down load a bunch of Swedish music, EGBA, WASA EXPRESS, PAN BRAZIL, at http://www.wasaexpress.net/ thanks to Wasa Express' drummer: Åke Eriksson. Some great show and albums that are out of print for the taking.