Dan Klarskov follows up his excellent first album with this new
collection of songs. On this new album Dan has written four
of the new songs including the opening number "What is Wrong
With You" which is a rocking little tune with some stinging Guitar
from Dan. I love the arrangement on "I Won't Be Here Long" (Hot-Lips
Page), which gives Dan space for his dark vocals, Dan also gives us
some nice straight forward guitar playing. "Cancer Blues" also written
by Dan is a moody dark piece of work with Morten Hintze playing a
mournful double bass whilst Anders Gaardmand plays some exquisite
flute. The album though is not all downbeat as "Whoo Wee Baby"
(Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee) has a lovely upbeat tempo, though it
suffers a bit due to Dan's English not being perfect but this does
not detract from the song which has some great tenor saxophone
from Anders Gaardmand.
"Come and Get It" has a great jazzy flavor to it, thanks to Johan Norberg
playing some superb Trombone, he also wrote this nice instrumental
track, which is very classy. "Take Your Hat & Leave" starts with Morten
Hintze on double bass showing us what a good player he is, Dan
contributes some fine melodic guitar, but when Peter Lapiki starts on
The Hammond B3, the fuse is lit on a great track. Peter Lapiki comes
into his own on the final song "Two Sons" which he also wrote, Peter
starts the whole thing off with his fabulous B3 playing with a solo from
Morten on double bass and a solo from Johan on trombone, this is an
excellent finish to good album.
Overall this new collection of songs is not as strong as Dan's first album, but this is not a bad album, the only thing that I can criticize is Dan's English, which isn't the best in the world, though his pronouncing is a bit poor in places it doesn't detract from the overall sound of this workman like, well crafted album.
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