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Johan Borgstr

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Smile and Be Serious

Label: Caprice Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Introduction; Smile and Be Serious; Tam-Tam Nouveau Suite: I; II; III; Ryssland; Don't Call Me Again, Sam; It Turned Out to Be...; Obli (Inner Thoughts); Dum-Dum; P.I.M. (Boys in the Dark); Nasa; Warpeace.

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Article: Album Review

Johan Borgstr: Smile and Be Serious

Read "Smile and Be Serious" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The potential of improvisation to achieve surprise makes it a vehicle for freshness in the right hands. However, when jazz musicians tread down old paths without stepping out, they betray this potential. Unfortunately, Johan Borgström's septet does just this on Smile and Be Serious. While the music on this disc is a mixed bag of straight-ahead ...


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