Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CD Review: New Music From Extraordinary Instrumentalists Stefan Nilsson And Alan J. Bound

Swedish film composer Stefan Nilsson recently released his latest album titled "The Gift." It features eleven jazz instrumentals that were inspired by the jazz/rock band Kornet, to which Nilsson was a key member of in the mid- to late-seventies. The creativity on this album continues to show with each listen as you discover new layers to each of these songs. Beginning with "Yttersti" you instantly get drawn into Nilson's keyboard as it takes you along on a journey. He injects new life into Bach's "Menuet," giving the song a modern flair. Nilsson displays his quiet side during "Martin Beck Theme" and the magical jazz appeal of "Let's Go." The album also includes covers of Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose" and Duke Ellington's " Don't Get Around Much Anymore." Both songs still carry that classic sound, even when given a shot of modern flair. To find out more about Stefan Nilsson and his latest release "The Gift," please visit
European guitarist Alan J. Bound has put together a "retrospective" collection of some of his best instrumentals of the last ten years. The new nine-song release begins with the soaring guitars of "N365" and the exploring space/rock of "Solaris." Alan experiments with sound, adding some synthesizers to "Delightful Changes," before blasting off with his guitar for the electrifying delivery of "Dune." The new album closes with the seven-minute progressive hard rock feel of "Moonglider" and the nine-minute guitar groove of "Float." To find out more about Alan J. Bound and his latest release "Deep Space," please visit his Facebook page at

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