Auf Vagabond zeigt der Weltreisende Wakenius von welcher Neugier auf jede Art von guter Musik er getrieben ist und wie vielseitig er seine Gitarre einzusetzen weiß: Von dem französischen „Bretagne“ und dem nordisch verhangenen „Psalmen“ über die indianischen Klänge von „Witchi-Tai-To“ bis hin zum asiatisch anmutenden „Song For Japan“ - aus aller Herren Länder bringt Wakenius musikalische Postkarten mit.
Jazz musicians could add ‘travellers’ to their job description - since being on tour is an indispensable part of a successful career, in a sense jazz musicians are descendents of vagabonds and wandering people.These thoughts also crossed Ulf Wakenius‘ mind when he named his new album Vagabond. After all, he has travelled around the globe several times; in the early ‘80s he toured all over the world with Guitars Unlimited, a guitar duo with Peter Almqvist. In between he stayed in Brazil and played with some of the country’s most prominent local musicians. After that he continued performing in concert halls and jazz clubs around the world – for years Wakenius worked together with Ray Brown and the bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted-Pedersen, with whom he even played for the former US president Bill Clinton. He has performed in concert with sta...line up
Ulf Wakenius / acoustic guitars, oud, chant
Vincent Peirani / accordion, accordina, voice
Lars Danielsson / bass, cello
Eric Wakenius / acoustic steel string guitar
Michael Dahlvid / darbuka, cajon
Very special guests on “Message In A Bottle”:
Youn Sun Nah / vocals
Nguyên Lê / electric guitar
Produced by Ulf Wakenius, Siggi Loch and Lars Nilsson
Recorded on August 9 - 11, 2011, mixed and mastered on September 27, 2011 at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg, Sweden. Engineer: Lars Nilsson
Nilento Studio production team: Jenny Nilsson and Michael Dahlvid.
Cover art © by Daniel Richter, DR/Z 344/00 (Detail), Oil on paper, 2008