Jakob Elvstrøm – SaxClub vol.1
SaxClub vol.1 is
Jakob's first album as solo artist. Although oriented to American smooth
jazz Jakob's project surprises with an innovative and unique
approach to the old style.
I Love Your Smile was originally released by Shanice in 1991 on her album Inner Child. Branford Marsalis performed the sax on the original, which certainly inspired Jakob to this fabulous cover in reggae style.
Monkeytown is a mesmerizing tune with a hypnotic rhythm. Jakob's sax and the great Danish horn section bring it just to the point. That's a dance pusher. The romantic Lost And Not Found is fostering in the smooth jazz pool.
Down That Road follows the path of the American songbook. Put'Em Up features reggae king Pops Jabu. “I want my music to be rolled up, puffed up and passed on,” comments the Zimbabwe born singer on his website prepared for a great start. Listen to this really crazy African.
Blue And Funky slows down the tempo to a relaxed funky beat for leisure and chill-out. Late Night Slammin' squeezes the funky tube to the rest. When We Are Together features singer Raz Conway. Raz is just working on his first solo project. This rising star has worked with Puff Daddy, Graham Central Station, Waren G and more.
Connection is proliferating with an outrageous attractive mixture of
sax and scratch. With energetic and stomping sax in the style of Dave Koz
is Mr. Wayne Doesn't Live Here Anymore stirring the audience. The
funky plate isn't empty as Step It Up demonstrates.
Jakob Elvstrøm's debut album SaxClub vol.1 is the prolific manifest of an excellent Danish sax player. In every respect a pleasant surprise.