Friday, May 29, 2015

SWEDEN: Goran Kajfes, Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra ‎– The Reason Why Vol. 2 (Headspin Recordings 2015)

The Reason Why Vol. 2 proffers further takes on an eclectic array of music…the instrumental band consistently serves up scintillating arrangements that present the work in dynamic, new light. It helps that Kajfes is surrounded by some of Sweden's best players, but the vision is all his. On the group's new record I keep hearing the Subtropic Arkestra as the Menahan Street Band transported to Communist-era Eastern Europe—that's a big compliment in my book.” Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader (USA)

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