Arne Domnérus

Rapturous Reeds

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It is not surprising that altoist Arne Domnerus (who doubles on clarinet) and Bob Wilber (heard here on alto, soprano and clarinet) make for a mutually inspiring team, for both of the musicians are flexible and swing-based. Although Wilber contributed a few originals and there are a couple of obscurities, the bulk of this sextet set with pianist Bengt Hallberg, guitarist Rune Gustafsson, bassist Sture Nordin and drummer Rune Carlsson consists of spirited versions of swing standards including "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "I Double Dare You." The CD reissue adds two Benny Goodman-associated numbers ("Seven Come Eleven" and "Rachel's Dream") from a slightly later session with a different rhythm section and the clarinets of Ove Lind and Anders Ohman.

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