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Ulf Wakenius: Forever You

While Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius employs an electric archtop when playing as a member of the current Oscar Peterson Quartet, he occasionally unplugs, as on Forever You (Stunt), a beautiful, ECM-ish sounding quartet session. Maybe Peterson’s refined piano ruminations have left a dent on Wakenius, or perhaps Swedish minimalism has rubbed off on him. Whatever the case, Wakenius never wastes a note, never resorts to flashy runs and decorates this set sparsely, with no gaudy ornaments.

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