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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lisa Björänge Quintet: Resting Spirit

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The subject matter on Swedish vocalist Lisa Björänge's third album, Resting Spirit, is heavy stuff: difficult relationships, poignant memories, and the daily struggle for personal happiness and peace. But fortunately, Björänge's top- notch quintet brings an invigorating purpose and vitality to these eight tunes, leaving one grateful for having plumbed their emotional depths, since a confident sense of triumph and resilience is the ultimate result. On the group's previous record from 2015, Bang! (also on Hoob Records), the ...