BJÖRN J:SON LINDH Från Storstad Till Grodspad 1971
96.7 MB 320 CBR LAME mp3 Vinyl (?) rip & scans from SR RELP 1135
It's not common practice to post rips from other sources here but the previous Lindh post (Cous Cous) has proven extremely popular. Now that Smooth at MyJazzWorld has fleshed out some of BJL's discography in the last few days, extra links have been added to the list as a result. However, this debut effort doesn't seem to have popped up yet so I thought I'd post this HiQ version originally upped on PirateBay by user Knaverlisa in a torrent collecting Lindh's 70s albums. Both the torrent and user have long ago walked the plank, so dropping it here to fill in the blanks for all those funky flute fiends who frequent Soundological.
Från Storstad Till Grodspad (which according to Google Translate means From Metro For Frog Brick thus making even less sense to those of us who speak English) fits more into the fusion à la prog file and is considerably more experimental than his later works. This comes through clearly on the first track which takes up the whole of side one - especially the second half of same, which some tasteful cat put up on YT this summer. Listen below, it's a SERIOUSLY dope piece and the excerpt kicks in just as the track moves out of the cinematic build-up and into the meat around the ten-minute mark. This segment alone has made it one of my favourite Lindh albums and puts it in the category of "must have," at least as far as his career is concerned.
Musik Från En Storstad (excerpt)
Side two sounds like it could be incidental music for film or TV and varies from minimalist free form improv ("Stäng Locket Hon Fryser") to Swedish sex romp silliness ("Tom Bohla") and spaced-out pop rock ("Biezlov" & "I Grodspadet"). Don't worry, he doesn't forsake the funk which stays up front on "Grytnäs Sväller" as well as being sprinkled throughout the first side. There's a load of musicians involved across the multiple recording session, including longtime collaborator Janne Schaffer on guitar. Soundological would love to provide more info on the proceedings but Swedish ain't our strong suit so any native speakers who can help us in the comments would be doing us a solid (update 2009/01/05 - a kind reader who wishes to remain anonymous sent a translation which I have posted in the comments).
Björn J:son Lindh - Piano, Organ, Flute Hawkey Franzén - Guitar, Accordion, Vocals Anders Nordh - Guitar, Vocals Janne Schaffer - Guitar Kenny Håkansson - Guitar Rune Gustafsson - Guitar Bengt Linnarsson - Bass Georg Wadenius - Bass Palle Danielsson - Bass Bobo Stenson - Electric Piano Ola Brunkert - Drums Rune Carlsson - Drums Jan Bandel - Drums Janne Carlsson - Drums Kofi Ayivor - Congas Bengt Olsson - Horn Bengt Sundberg - Horn Bernth Gustavsson - Trumpet Bertil Lövgren - Trombone Jörgen Johansson - Trombone Nisse Sandström - Sax Lars-Erik Rönn - Oboe Lucas Lindholm - Bass Mats Hagström - Cello Göran Lagerberg - Vocals Karin Stigmark - Vocals
1 Musik Från En Storstad 2 Tom Bohla 1971 3 Grytnäs Sväller 4 Biezlov 5 Den Dansande Wollmar 6 I Grodspadet 7 Stäng Locket Hon Fryser 8 Tom Bohla 1972
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