Excellent 1976 Jazz Fusion album recorded in Stockholm by the Finnish keyboard player Olli Ahvenlathi. ‘The Poet’ is a nice mid tempo track with a deep bass line and lovely flugelhorn playing from Markku Johansson. ‘Sunday Stuff’ is funkier and deeper putting the 9 piece band through their paces. ‘Sambatown’ is a lively and uplifting uptempo bossa groove with a trombone solo from Bertil Strandberg. The album’s killer track though is the Jazz dancer ‘Grandma’s Rocking Chair’ a percussive shifter with strong punchy horns and a memorable riff. Really good album to discover.
01 The Poet by Olli Ahvenlahti
02 Sunday’s Stuff by Olli Ahvenlahti
03 Aura by Olli Ahvenlahti
04 Sambatown (Rock Ridge) by Olli Ahvenlahti
05 A Day At the Zoo by Olli Ahvenlahti
06 Grandma’s Rocking Chair by Olli Ahvenlahti