RCD2185 - Bushman´s Revenge: Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen (CD/LP)
The first pressing comes with a CD.
They've been called the missing link between Albert Ayler and Black Sabbath and a Marshall amp version of John Coltrane's Interstellar Space. With this, their eighth album, they go all the way back to their humble beginnings some twelve years ago and for the first time do what can loosely be dubbed a "proper" jazz album. Hence the album title which translates "Jazz, From Memory" in English. The goal, according to guitarist Even Hermansen, is still to explore the link between the Shorter/Coltrane world on one side and electric blues/Hendrix on the other, but without having to turn everything up to eleven. Sporting four originals and two cover versions - McCoy Tyner's "Contemplation" and Albert Ayler´s "Angels" - this is easily their most confident, spiritual, heartfelt and fully realised album so far. "Gamle Plata Til Arne" originates from the first ever jam session they had before starting the band all those years ago and the album closer "Lola Mit Dem Gorgonzola” is an elegant slice of Scandinavian summer melancholy, in a jazz tradition first explored by legendary Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johanson in the mid 60s.