Jan Johansson: Stepp, min Stepp
Stepp, min Stepp
Jan Johansson (piano)
Folkvisor (Heptagon Records HECD-000)
Jan Johansson (piano),
Bosse Broberg (trumpet), Georg Riedel (bass), Egil Johansen (drums).
Recorded: Stockholm, Sweden, September 1, 1967
Rating: 92/100 (learn more)
Originally recorded on the session for Jazz på Ryska (Jazz in Russian), this song churns with smoldering playing from all participants. Drummer Egil Johansen brings some of the Elvin Jones school of zeal to the recording, and Bosse Broberg's muted trumpet enters towards the fadeout melody chorus, making the track shine. Jan Johansson's longtime bass partner, Georg Riedel, knows exactly how to anchor the pianist's fluid, mesmerizing phrases. Each of these musicians rules the landscape of Swedish jazz.
Reviewer: David Tenenholtz