Swedish guitarist Henrik Cederblom recently released his debut solo album "Zobop" after performing with a number of Swedish artists like Freddie Wadling and Daniel Lemma. On Henrick's new eight song release, he concentrates more on melody, trying lock into that perfect groove, which he finds on the opening track "Giragala." The song combines a progressive rock sound with some sweet jazz horns, as he takes you on a relaxing seven-minute sonic journey. He picks the tempo up with his rendition of the traditional Norwegian folk song "Fillevaeren," while "Franx" is a beautifully flowing slow waltz-style melody. Henrik and his band bring in some funk with the rhythm of "Drommen," before closing out the album with the fun, high-energy jazz romp of the title-song "Zobop" and the steady, hypnotizing groove of "Bergrummet." To find out more about Henrik Cederbloom and his latest release "Zobop," please visit cederblom.com.
Next, we have the latest release from fellow Scandinavian guitarist Hakon Hoye titled "Nights At The Surf Motel." He dives right into the heart of classic American rock and roll with songs like the guitar-driven "Junkyard Of Dreams" and swinging rhythm "One Floor Down." Hakon and his band bring you the swampy, Southern sound of "Good Thing," before delivering the funk of Curtis Mayfield's "You Must Believe Me" and the blues romp of Richard Berry's "Sweet Sugar You." Hakon Hoye finishes up his new album with the slow, thick swagger of "Time Will Tell" and the emotional-fueled title song "Nights At The Surf Motel." To find out more about Hakon Hoye and his latest release "Nights At The Surf Motel," please visit facebook.com/hakonhoye.
And lastly, we have the sophomore release "Rainbow Over Kolonaki" from the British jazz band Talinka. It features ten tracks, beginning with the blend blend of folk and jazz on the steady, flowing melody of the title-song "Rainbow Over Kolonaki." The quartet continues with the classical sounding waltz of "If I Should Lose You," before arriving at the beautiful harmonies of "She Moved Through The Fair." Talinka pour their emotions into the Sinatra classic "I'm A Fool To Want You," before arriving at the wonderfully elegant strings of "Time Runs Out." They close their new album with a stark rendition of the traditional British folk hymn "Scarborough Fair" and the quiet, slow flowing jazz of of "I'll Be Seeing You." To find out more about Talinka and their latest release "Rainbow Over Kolonaki," please visit facebook.com/talinkaquartet.