Krister Johansson Trio / Kritter Jonsson

I'll Stay Out Here and Talk to Harry

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Electric Guitarist Kritter Johnsson leads his trio (with Peter Danemo on drums and Mattias Svensson on bass) through nearly an hour of well-rehearsed tunes and clips, some of which work considerably better than others. Nine of the tracks last under a minute apiece, and are part of an original "suite." Unfortunately, with the limited time, they hardly develop. Otherwise, there are some atmospherics à la Bill Frisell, and even a tip of the hat to Derek Bailey. Some of the tracks, however, are bathed in a mundane vernacular, and the lack of consistency is disappointing. Still, there is plenty of talent and potential packed within this Swedish trio. Svensson in particular exposes a lovely tone, a strong jazz aesthetic, and a sense of countermelody. His presence adds immeasurably to the sound of the group.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:50
2
9:01
3
6:22
4
6:05
5
0:12
6
0:17
7
0:10
8
4:40
9
6:09
10
5:06
11
0:31
12
feat: Peter Danemo
0:17
13
0:17
14
6:40
15
0:16
16
0:27
17
0:18
18
3:11
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