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A Place to Play

by Andy Fite & Ulf Åkerhielm

A joyous all-out improvising album by an a unique guitar/bass duo, featuring long swinging lines reflecting a background in bop as well as a Tristano influence, and some of the best arco bass playing ever recorded.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. In the Hall of Things Andy Fite & Ulf Åkerhielm
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2. You Will Never Know Another Love Andy Fite & Ulf Åkerhielm
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3. You Stepped Out for a Smoke Andy Fite & Ulf Åkerhielm
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4. Morning in the City Andy Fite & Ulf Åkerhielm
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5. Vegetarian Blues Andy Fite & Ulf Åkerhielm
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6. A Place to Play Andy Fite & Ulf Åkerhielm
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7. The Cough that Carries You Off Andy Fite & Ulf Åkerhielm
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Album Notes
We had been playing every week for about four years in a sweet little café in Stockholm when some guy moved in upstairs from the place (they had had music four or five nights a week for six or seven years by then) and started complaining, and managed to shut the whole thing down. What a country!

Well I had by that time a little studio of my own so we played there instead, and there one day in 1999 we recorded this. I'm so proud of my playing on this one-- as a musician who now has branched out into songwriting and other forms of composition and interpretation, I am so happy to present this example of what i still think of as the music at my core: Jazz improvising. Pick a tune, count it in, see what comes out. There is nothing purer.

Ulf Åkerhielm is a musician who by rights ought to be much better known. As a comping bassist, he's got the deep woody sound, the punch and the drive of the greats from the great days (Charles Mingus is a favorite of his, I know); and as a soloist, he's just shocking. I've heard an awful lot of bass players pull out the bow and solo, and-- might as well be honest-- I almost always wish they'd left the thing at home. But Ulf makes that big old bass sing!

I know Ulf's playing very well, and I can say that this is some of his finest work. I am so pleased to be part of this music, and proud to be able to present it to you!


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