Ulf Wakenius

Gerardo Nunez & Ulf Wakenius - Logos (2016) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 22, 2016
Gerardo Nunez & Ulf Wakenius - Logos (2016) {ACT}

Gerardo Nunez & Ulf Wakenius - Logos (2016) {ACT}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 309MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Flamenco Fusion

Unfamiliar combinations in music can lead to surprising, captivating results. At the “Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic” concert in October 2014, series curator Siggi Loch presented Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius in a new and unexpected role: as second guitarist alongside the undisputed master of flamenco nuevo, Gerardo Núñez. The combination of Wakenius and Núñez has succeeded in sending the Jazzpaña project off into a wholly new direction. The Tagesspiegel described the occasion as a “mighty fiesta.” Sparks definitely flew, Núñez had an appetite for more of the same, and he invited his Swedish colleague straight back to Madrid for the re-match.

Ulf Wakenius - Enchanted Moments (1996)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Sept. 30, 2015
Ulf Wakenius - Enchanted Moments (1996)

Ulf Wakenius - Enchanted Moments (1996)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 55:01 | 130 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Dragon Records

Those who've been exposed to Ulf Wakenius' more aggressive side will be pleasantly surprised by Enchanted Moments, a generally rewarding collection of ballads and standards that finds the Swedish fusion/hard bop/post-bop improvisor playing acoustic guitar exclusively. Wakenius' range of influences has included Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin as well as earlier guitarists like Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall – and in this very lyrical and reflective setting, Metheny's influence is especially apparent. Well-respected in Swedish jazz circles but little known in the U.S., Wakenius is, for the most part, well-served by Scandinavian jazzmen Lars Jansson (acoustic piano, synthesizers) Lars Danielsson (acoustic bass, synthesizers)…

Ulf Wakenius - Notes From The Heart (2006)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at July 3, 2015
Ulf Wakenius - Notes From The Heart (2006)

Ulf Wakenius - Notes From The Heart (2006)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 54:56 | 126 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT

In spite of the success of pianist Keith Jarrett over his long career, his compositions generally have not been explored very frequently by other jazz musicians. Guitarist Ulf Wakenius, recognized for his work as a leader and being a member of the Oscar Peterson Quartet, explores 14 of Jarrett's works, playing acoustic guitar and occasionally overdubbing a rhythm line. He's accompanied by Lars Danielsson (who plays bass, cello, and piano) and drummer Morten Lund. The relaxing ballad "Memories of Tomorrow" is a gentle bossa nova that translates very well into a guitar-driven vehicle. The Windup" is a playful calypso with a touch of funkiness…

Ulf Wakenius - New York Meeting (1994)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Jan. 2, 2015
Ulf Wakenius - New York Meeting (1994)

Ulf Wakenius - New York Meeting (1994)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 9 Tracks | 1:03:55 | 146 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: L+R Records

Even though he has had a spot with the Oscar Peterson Quartet since 1997 and has been on four Ray Brown CDs, including Some of My Best Friends Are…Guitarists, Ulf Wakenius has not yet gained the name recognition accorded to other European guitarists such as Philip Catherine. It's hard to figure out why, given his prodigious talent, which he displays in the company of fine New York jazz musicians, plus Danish pianist Niels Lans Doky. Wakenius favors the cleaner-cut to guitar. Individual notes can be heard and chords are not overly complex. He shows his harmonic creativity on such cuts as "The Way You Look Tonight." This cut has Wakenius making exceptional use of space, understanding that the guitar has to stop and breathe every now and then rather than demonstrating how fast and furious the axe can be played…

Ulf Wakenius - Momento Magico (2014) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 1, 2014
Ulf Wakenius - Momento Magico (2014) {ACT}

Ulf Wakenius - Momento Magico (2014) {ACT}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 232MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Momento Magico is a solo outing from Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius, an exploration of three acoustic instruments—steel and nylon strung guitars and acoustic bass guitar. Wakenius undertakes this exploration across a mix of self-penned tunes and works by writers as varied as Erik Satie, Charles Trenet and Sixto Rodrigues.

Ulf Wakenius - Momento Magico (2014)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at April 29, 2014
Ulf Wakenius - Momento Magico (2014)

Ulf Wakenius - Momento Magico (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 13 Tracks | 46:42 | 111 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

Momento Magico is a solo outing from Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius, an exploration of three acoustic instruments—steel and nylon strung guitars and acoustic bass guitar. Wakenius undertakes this exploration across a mix of self-penned tunes and works by writers as varied as Erik Satie, Charles Trenet and Sixto Rodrigues…

Ulf Wakenius - Vagabond (2012) {ACT 9523-2}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 24, 2013
Ulf Wakenius - Vagabond (2012) {ACT 9523-2}

Ulf Wakenius - Vagabond (2012) {ACT 9523-2}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 333MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

On Vagabond it becomes apparent that Wakenius the globetrotter is driven by a curiosity for all sorts of music, and he proves himself once again to be a truly versatile guitarist. From the French “Bretagne” to the Nordic tones of “Psalmen”; from archaic Native American tones of “Witchi-Tai-To” to the Far-Eastern influences present in “Song For Japan”, Wakenius sends the listener musical postcards from all over the world.

Ulf Wakenius - Vagabond (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 18, 2012
Ulf Wakenius - Vagabond (2012)

Ulf Wakenius - Vagabond (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52:57 min | 120 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

For a couple of years Wakenius has been the accompanist of his fellow ACT artist Youn Sun Nah. Since the Korean star singer lives in Paris the city has been a regular destination for him, and also a source of inspiration for Vagabond. In addition to guest appearances by Nguyên Lê and Youn Sun Nah (who performs a version of the Police classic Message in a Bottle with remarkable simplicity), it was Paris where he met the accordionist Vincent Peirani, an encounter which shaped the album. Peirani can be considered the rising star of the great French accordion tradition. On Vagabond he demonstrates that he has already found a unique style that works in different genres and perfectly fits Wakenius guitar.

Ulf Wakenius - Venture 1992  Music

Posted by rw613 at March 28, 2010
Ulf Wakenius - Venture 1992

Ulf Wakenius - Venture
Jazz | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG | no art | 300 Mb
L+R records - issued 1992 CDLR 45052(CD)

Gerardo Nuñez & Ulf Wakenius - Jazzpaña Live (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 24, 2015
Gerardo Nuñez & Ulf Wakenius - Jazzpaña Live (2015)

Gerardo Nuñez & Ulf Wakenius - Jazzpaña Live (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65:15 min | 145 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz | Label: ACT Music

Released in 1992, ACT's very first recording, Jazzpaña, was to become a milestone and synonym for the label's philosophy, and became a double Grammy nominee in the process. Jazzpaña brought the stars of the Nuevo Flamenco from Spain together with US jazz greats such as Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine and Al Di Meola, backed by the sound of the WDR Big Band. One album became two in 2000 with Jazzpaña II - a smaller band led by Gerardo Núñez and Chano Domínguez. Now, 15 years on from Jazzpaña II, ACT presents Jazzpaña live.