The Reason Why, Vol. 3 Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra

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Label: Cristal Publishing

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Fusion

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  • 1Ibakish Tarekigne05:37
  • 2Trance Dance08:51
  • 3Le monde avait 5 ans05:42
  • 4I'm on My Way/Patch of Blue09:42
  • 5Ne rien voir, dire, entendre08:52
  • 6You Can Count on Me06:22
  • 7Sandy06:49
  • Total Runtime51:55

Info for The Reason Why, Vol. 3

The Reason Why Vol. 3 is the Subtropic Arkestra's third-and-final album in the trilogy – not because the vault of music that inspired and influenced this award-winning ensemble has been emptied but rather due to natural causes. “When we came up with idea of performing interpretations of the music that inspires us, we decided to limit the project to three volumes to avoid being pigeonholed as a covers band,” explains trumpeter and bandleader Goran Kajfeš. “It has been an incredibly rewarding experience for the group's sound and development, but now it's time to look forward and see what's next for the Subtropic Arkestra.” In other words, the band will continue to exist but the music it performs will be created from within. “This is exciting because none of us knows what's in there,” he says.

Now to this album, which contains music from Ethiopian keyboard player Hailu Mergia, French electronic music pioneer Bernard Fevre and even Panda Bear's odd pop. “The Reason Why Vol. 3 is another album we are extremely proud of and one which we feel leaves the project on a high note. This time the band has been expanded further with horn blower Per "Texas" Johansson and the album was recorded at the Svenska Grammofon studio in Gothenburg and mixed in the Studio Rymden in Stockholm. I hope you enjoy it and will come to see us live on stage somewhere in the universe,” adds Goran.

Goran Kajfeš, trumpet
Per “Ruskträsk” Johansson, saxophones, flute
Jonas Kullhammar, saxophones, flute
Per “Texas” Johansson, saxophone, clarinet, oboe
Reine Fiske, electric guitar, mellotron
Robert Östlund, electric guitar
Jesper Nordenström, organ, Fender Rhodes, piano, synthesizer
Johan Berthling, bass
Johan Holmegard, drums, percussion
Juan Romero, percussion (on track 5)

Goran Kajfeš
Trumpeter extraordinaire, co-founder of Headspin Recordings.

Goran is of Croatian heritage, grown up in Sweden in a family of musicians and artists. He is, since many years, an obvious authority at the very core in the Swedish music scene. A sought after session player, touring musician, arranger and producer. Goran has performed with José Gonzales, Stina Nordenstam, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lester Bowie, The Soundrack of our Lives and many many others. Last year he was appointed Artist in Residence at Stockholm Jazz Festival. He was given the honour of composing and performing the opening ceremony of Stockholm Museum of Modern Art in 2006. He´s written music to several movies and produced a number of albums including ”Clint” by Oddjob that was named Jazz Album of the Year by Sunday Times in the UK 2010.

Kajfes debut Home (2001), where a mulitude of influences was mixed into an appealing and spicy brew established him as being at the forefront of crossover visionary electro-jazz. The sequel, Headspin (2005) won the Swedish grammy award for best jazz album for the very same reasons. The albums took Goran around the world performing with his own band.

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