Friday, 18 November 2016
Lennart Åberg's Green Prints (1986, Sweden) [by request] with limited lossless
Ambient-ECM style jazz with a large band which thankfully prevents the whole from descending into the boredom of too many notes with too few textures, this recalls many previously posted albums with Amazonian themes in the past like this one. Not as experimental and more listenable than Laneri's.
Note the highly professional (and huge) lineup here-- including one Jan Schaffer... Lennart of course is composer / arranger / conductor, plus flute and sax player. In all honesty I wasn't too crazy about his previous album with the promising title of Partial Solar Eclipse. But this one's better.
The track called Night Spirits, if you listen to it through with patience, demonstrates his university composition education:
Like the 1977 album though, it tends to drag on. However the long track on the second side called Round B, has three parts and is much like a symphonic poem so I split it into thirds. Note that it's Jan playing guitar / guitar synth on this one, as he does also on the song Green Prints.