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Hudson Riv (Autumn In New York)
"This CD is a sensation. We are not exaggerating and do not want to make any false pretenses. But one has to listen to it in order to understand what's really happening here. In November 2001 Carl and Johansson met in Johansson's Berlin studio, grabbed the bassist Joe Williamson and played a homage to New York. They interpreted a total of 13 standards, true to the original and full of respect. Recorded in two takes. For the first time we hear Carl play only piano on record, and Johansson sing only standards. And always when Sven hits his snare (and only his snare) with the brushes, there is in the middle of autumn an anticipation of the next spring. The cover art work is from Sven-Åke Johansson, David Grubbs wrote the liner notes: a reflection upon forbidden songs in the New York Autumn of 2001."