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Eye Opener

Label: Imogena
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1.Walking Max 2.Skating in Sp

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Harri Ihanus: Eye Opener

Read "Eye Opener" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Eye Opener is a pleasant enough session of post-bop jazz by three Swedes and American tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi. On the other hand, nothing to become overly excited about. Guitarist Harri Ihanus, the nominal leader, composed each of the album's nine selections, and therein lies the rub. The music is likable but seldom rises above that. ...

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Harri Ihanus: Eye Opener

Read "Eye Opener" reviewed by Matthew Wuethrich

Swedish-Finnish guitarist Harri Ihanus took the backward route of discovery that many guitar players have. Sparked by rock and blues, he soon fell under the grandiose spell of McLaughlin, Metheny and Coryell, then naturally turned to Pass, Burrell, and horn players like Parker and Coltrane—the roots. And that's where he has stayed. His Imogena debut, Eye ...


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