Underworld Andreas Hourdakis
- 1Unto a Star06:07
- 3Talos Run08:00
- 6On matter04:04
- 8The Express05:45
Info for Underworld
Known mainly in the UK anyway for his contrasting much more prog-jazz work playing with Magnus Öström check 'Craftsman' by Andreas Hourdakis here in relaxed "modern mainstream" guitar trio formation (guitar/double bass/drums), a slight "swinging" lilt to the detailed and extensive piece, the improvisational arc containing plenty of drama. The piece keeps you guessing. The guitarist's timbral dexterity adds, dare I say, twanging character.
As an individual entity standing back from the detail and going for an overview, 'Craftsman' more than holds its head up high in terms of content because the structure allows for plenty of diversions but does not seem like a number of recondite tangents. Both double bassist Martin Höper and drummer Ola Winkler are very committed and push rather than pull Hourdakis back regardless of the tempo or dynamics.
“one of the most distinctive guitar voices in European jazz” – London Jazz News ”Andreas Hourdakis is a fantastic guitarist” (Dagens Nyheter)
”This is one of the most creative jazztranslations of Dylan’s work” (Downbeat)
”...unruffled perfection...” (Jazzwise)
Andreas Hourdakis, guitar
Martin Höper, double bass
Ola Winkler, drums
Daniel Karlsson, Fender Rhodes (on Talos Run)
Tobias Wiklund, cornet (on Aiwass)
Recorded at Ingrid Studios, Stockholm February 17-19, 2020
Recorded by Håkan Wollgård
Mixed by August Wanngren at Virkeligheden Studio, Copenhagen
Mastered by Sofia Von Hage på Stockholm Mastering
Produced by Andreas Hourdakis
Executive Producer: Lars “Billy” Hansson
Born 1981 in Malmö, Sweden, Andreas Hourdakis started playing the guitar at the age of 11.
During his teenage years he played and recorded two albums with a hardcore band named Neverending. After esthethic program in upper secondary school he studied 2 years at a music college in Svalöv then he studied 3 years at Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
He is involved in several bands and projects in Sweden, e.g. Desert Soul, Nyfors, and U.S.A., and works as sideman also with Jeanette Lindström, Asha Ali, Winkler and Sebastian Studnitzky.
This album contains no booklet.