Andreas Hourdakis Trio

ANDREAS HOURDAKIS TRIO Señor

Knaster 044 (180 G Vinyl only!)

At a Stockholm gig shortly after the release of Andreas Hourdakis Trio’s debut album In a Barn in late winter 2015 a very fine instrumental cover of Bob Dylan’s Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) from his 1978 Street Legal album suddenly appeared in the second set among Andreas’ original music.

When we shortly afterwards started to discuss a follow up album Señor made its precense known again and the more we talked about the more the idea of recording an album’s worth of Dylan covers seemed like the perfect sophomore trio project.

We kept talking about our favourite jazz versions of Dylan songs. We started to mine our recollections and record collections. We dug out and listened to Keith Jarrett’s 1968 album Somewhere Before with its live take of My Back Pages with Charlie Haden’s wonderful bass solo (there’s apparently a rare 7” single on the Vortex-label with this one on the A-side paired with a studio take of Lay Lady Lay on the flip side, look out for it!)

 Jarrett’s not the only one, google Dylan and jazz and you will find plenty; names like Gerry Mulligan and Gary Burton, in guitarland Jim Hall and Bill Frisell… Dylan’s strong melodies have attracted many a jazz musician.

The trio is as before made up of Andreas Hourdakis, guitars, Martin Höper, double bass and Ola Hultgren, drums and percussion. Guest appearance by pianist Daniel Karlsson on the the B side’s Political World.

The inimitable Richard Johansson has to be mentioned also. His installation Adios amigos adios is nothing but the perfect cover for this album.

Track listing:

A-side:

1 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
2 My Back Pages
3 It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
4 Lay Lady Lay
B-side

1 Moonshiner
2 Political World
3 Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)

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ANDREAS HOURDAKIS TRIO In a Barn

Brus 035/Knaster 035
This music came about, or was at least recorded, during the hottest days in August last year in a borrowed barn north of Stockholm, converted into a studio for the occasion. Hence the title In A Barn. It’s the album debut of Andreas Hourdakis and his trio which also consists of bass player Martin Höper and drummer Ola Hultgren.

Andreas Hourdakis is a versatile musician. Within the jazz context he has been noted for his contribution to the Magnus Öström Group, but also for his guest appearances with German trumpet player Sebastian Studnitzky’s groups. Hourdakis is featured on numerous records. Besides on albums with the artists already mentioned he can be heard on Jeanette Lindström’s Swedish Grammy winning record Attitude And Orbit Control, which also contains vocal appearances by Robert Wyatt. He is a part of Swedish fusion/indiejazz group City Nights and a founding member of lauded pop group Here Is Your Temple.
In his London Jazz News’s review of Daniel Karlsson Trio’s Grammy winning album Fusion For Fish, an album that features Hourdakis on two tracks, Rob Mallows wrote ”One of the most distinctive guitar voices in European jazz”. One can only agree with that description!
In a Barn solely consists of newly written tunes, the seven original compositions bearing the same hallmark of precision that characterizes Hourdakis’ guitar playing.
And just like Andreas appeared on two tracks of the Fusion For Fish album Daniel Karlsson is featured on two tracks of In A Barn.

In A Barn is released on both vinyl and CD on the Brus & Knaster label.

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Brus 035/Knaster 035
This music came about, or was at least recorded, during the hottest days in August last year in a borrowed barn north of Stockholm, converted into a studio for the occasion. Hence the title In A Barn. It’s the album debut of Andreas Hourdakis and his trio which also consists of bass player Martin Höper and drummer Ola Hultgren.

Andreas Hourdakis is a versatile musician. Within the jazz context he has been noted for his contribution to the Magnus Öström Group, but also for his guest appearances with German trumpet player Sebastian Studnitzky’s groups. Hourdakis is featured on numerous records. Besides on albums with the artists already mentioned he can be heard on Jeanette Lindström’s Swedish Grammy winning record Attitude And Orbit Control, which also contains vocal appearances by Robert Wyatt. He is a part of Swedish fusion/indiejazz group City Nights and a founding member of lauded pop group Here Is Your Temple.
In his London Jazz News’s review of Daniel Karlsson Trio’s Grammy winning album Fusion For Fish, an album that features Hourdakis on two tracks, Rob Mallows wrote ”One of the most distinctive guitar voices in European jazz”. One can only agree with that description!
In a Barn solely consists of newly written tunes, the seven original compositions bearing the same hallmark of precision that characterizes Hourdakis’ guitar playing.
And just like Andreas appeared on two tracks of the Fusion For Fish album Daniel Karlsson is featured on two tracks of In A Barn.

In A Barn is released on both vinyl and CD on the Brus & Knaster label.

Buy CD:


CD + Shipping



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Buy LP:


LP + shipping


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