Waltz For Koop
Jazzanova / Compost
Koop (Swedish duo Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson) serves up a rather delicious album with Waltz For Koop. This CD pimp-slaps you back to the mid-’60s with its part-jazz/part-boogaloo/part-what-if-Bacharach-had-been-cool? sound. There’s a nice, organic sound to this work with some incredible vocalists — including Cecilia Stalin, Mikael Sundin, and Yukimi Nagano. In fact, Terry Callier delivers a nice groove with “In A Heartbeat.” This is definitely a treat for those about to lounge (“Modal Mile,” especially). And I, personally, can’t stop being amazed at the quality of artists in the Jazzanova stable. There is yet to be a lame act released from this incredible label. Yet again, I am truly impressed.