Swedish guitarslinger Andreas öberg is a firebrand, playing mainstream jazz and Gypsy jazz with a fury. His style is ultra-modern – fast and driving, with a rock and roll-inspired intensity.
Fronting the Hot Club of Sweden, öberg has released several albums, sometimes joining forces with today’s generation of Gypsy phenoms such as Ritary Gaguenetti, Yorgui Loeffler, and Jimmy Rosenberg. Now he’s back playing Solo.
This new CD spotlights öberg’s lead and rhythm playing, multi-tracking his acoustic and electric guitar work. His repertoire is both old and new, from Gershwin to “Manha de Carnaval,” “All God’s Chilluns Got Rhythm” to a handful of original compositions.
This article originally appeared in VG‘s Nov. ’06 issue. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited.