Nils Landgren & Esbjörn Svensson: Höpsi
Layers of Light (ACT 9281-2)
Recorded: Oslo, Norway, December 2-3, 1999
Rating: 89/100 (learn more)
This traditional folk song is not as eclectic a choice as many jazz fans might think. To be honest, Swedish musicians play folk music more now than ever before. Many people link Esbjörn Svensson to one of the creators of this trend, Swedish pianist Jan Johansson (1931-1968), due to the fact that both had tragically short lives whose impact will live on indefinitely.
Reviewer: David Tenenholtz