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Claes Janson

Claes Janson is one of Sweden's truly broad-based artist, if not a jack of many trades. He sings rhythm and blues, jazz and songs, he interprets the popular versifiers Cornelis Vreeswijk,Povel Ramel, Carl Michael Bellman and Evert Taube, he's part of everything from small groups to big bands including such well known ones as Good Morning Blues, Ohman&Janson VSOP and Velvet Boys. Through the past 30 years he has also collaborated with Sandvik Big Band, Mel Lewis Orchestra,Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Norrbotten Big Band,Monday Night Big Band, Bohuslan Big Band, Nogenja, NDR Big Band Hamburg, BRT Big Band Bryssel, Danish Radio Big Band,Georg Riedel,Arne Domnerus, Nils Landgren, Ulf Wakenius, Joe Newman, Harry Edison, Hank Crawford, Red Mitchell, Eddie Harris, Jimmy Witherspoon, Georgie Fame and others. ALL OF ME on SITTEL Sweden's premier jazz and blues singer, Claes Janson,interprets fifteen of his favorite standards together with the perfect rhythm section of Kjell Ohman piano and keyboards, Hans Backenroth bass, Leif “Gus” Dahlberg/Dan Stromqvist drums. On four tracks the brilliant trumpet of Bosse Broberg is added. C J has made two other memorable solo albums for Sittel, here pays tribute to one of the most famous and well-loved artists of all time - Nat King Cole. Together with Kjell Ohman (piano and arrangements), Rune Gustafsson (guitar) and Hans Backenroth (bass), he has conceived a programme of songs, all of which were associated with Nat King Cole during his lifetime. Some of the songs are such well-known popular standards as /Mona Lisa/, /Too Young/ and /Nature Boy/ as well as many which come from the earlier years of Nat's career (when he was leading his world-famous trio) such as /Straighten Up And Fly Right/ and /Route 66/ . There are fifteen titles in all, and it would be hard to imagine a more accurate and respectful tribute to the art of Nat King Cole than that which Claes Janson, Kjell Ohman, Rune Gustafsson and Hans Backenroth have achieved with this CD. On the classic Gazell lable, established over 50 years ago,CJ has released four CD albums where he performs songs in the swedish languish. On the latest release, "TONIGHT" , a live recorded CD from Stockholm Jazzclub Fasching together with Mikael Skoglund, piano, Klas Lindquist on altosax and clarinet, Hans Backenroth, bass, Jocke Ekberg on drums, CJ delivers a bunch of tunes, swedish standards as well as evergreens out of the american songbook and even a discohit from the 70's.

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Chet Baker
trumpet and vocals
Ray Charles
piano and vocals
Nat King Cole
piano and vocals
Charlie Parker
saxophone, alto
Georg Riedel
bass, acoustic



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