Sväng – Svängo Nuevo (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Sväng – Svängo Nuevo (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 43:46 minutes | 487 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Galileo Music Communication

Under the motto “Svängo Nuevo”, the Finnish harmonica quartet Sväng is entering its third decade of band history! The 10th album is being released in time for the band’s 20th anniversary and is also the first with Tapani Varis on bass harmonica.

In 2004, the ensemble made its debut with this unusual line-up. The self-titled debut album contained an irresistible musical mixture with a wide stylistic range. The unique ensemble sound quickly attracted international interest, followed by a womex showcase in 2007 and hundreds of concerts around the world, various awards and, in recent years, collaborations with symphony orchestras.

In 2022, Pasi Leino passed on the bass harmonica to Tapani Varis – on “Svängo Nuevo”, the “2nd incarnation” of the band can be heard on record for the first time! And Tapani Varis is not only a worthy successor on the bass harmonica, but also works as a composer for Sväng.

While the last four albums were each dedicated to a musical theme (Jean Sibelius, Best of Sväng, Finnish Tango, Finnish Trad), “Svängo Nuevo” brings together ten new compositions by the four band members. The pieces of music are rooted in folk, but are wide open in their musical perspectives and reflect the individual personalities. Over the last two decades, Sväng have consistently developed their sound vision further and so the ensemble sound on “Svängo Nuevo” is more personal and recognisable than ever before.

1-1. Sväng – Svängo nuevo (04:08)
1-2. Sväng – Dai pet! (03:47)
1-3. Sväng – Vaaran takana / Behind the Forested Hill (04:07)
1-4. Sväng – Nälkämaan lokari / Lumberjack from Hungerland (05:06)
1-5. Sväng – Markku-Ukolle / To Old Man Markku (04:13)
1-6. Sväng – Liukas Luikku / Slippery Slim Slope (04:02)
1-7. Sväng – Shirtolainen / Shimmigrant (05:15)
1-8. Sväng – Svänging the blues (04:24)
1-9. Sväng – Kanteleen kisavirsi / Game Hymn from Kantele (05:04)
1-10. Sväng – Marrasvalssi / November Waltz (03:34)


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