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Blues On Stage
Oktober 2000

Denmark based Dan Klarshov has released this CD as his first solo project, a CD comprising of 11 songs with no original compositions. Dan has been joined with probably some of the best players in Denmark to create this tremendous sounding album of crafted gems.
Just lately I have been listening to a lot of Danish Blues albums and the one thing that has struck me, is that the blues is being taken very seriously in Denmark. 
The thing though, that hit me about Dan's album, is that it has elements of jazz and sophistication which gives it an edge over rock/blues in my book. The sophistication can clearly be heard in Dan's reading of T-Bone Walker songs, as Dan manages to squeeze every last bit of feeling out of the notes he plays.

There are four T-Bone Walker songs, "Strollin' With Bone", "T-Bone Shuffle", "Jealous Woman" and "Git These Blues Off Me". 
On "Jealous Woman" Dan conjures up a New Orleans feel which has a great organ solo from Peter Lapiki, there is defiantly a second-line groove on this arrangement. Peter Lapiki is to the fore giving us a kind of psychedelic organ playing on "Git These Blues Off Me" which he plays in a "Green Onions/Help Me" kind of groove on a Hammond B3 which is first class. "T-Bone Shuffle" is the classic T-Bone riff song which has some wonderful B3 playing again from Peter Lapiki, but Dan shines through with his swinging melodic guitar playing. Dan also gets to grips with Champion Jack Dupree's "My Baby's Coming Home" which sounds so good as Ole "Fessor" Lindgreen produces some funky New Orleans trombone playing, which is matched by Hans Knudsen playing some great piano fills. 
Joe Turner's "Wee Wee Baby" contains some of Dan's finest guitar moments on the album with a verse from "Goodmorning Little School" thrown in for good measure. Dan even manages to add a touch of, as he calls it Reggae/Blues on "I Wish You Were Mine", and the Saxophone playing of Anders Gaardmand is a joy on this pulsing soft Reggae beat. Dan's album deserves to be in everybody's collection, it is a classy polished set of great songs, buy it.

By Dave Thomas

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