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Swell Session Swell Communications

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Swell-Sessions

Since his EP A Swell Session dropped back in 2000, Andreas Saag has turned heads with his uncanny blend of funk, soul, and jazz mixed together into sugary delights. All the sweeter then that the long-awaited Swell Session album is all about top collaborations with music’s finest. From U.K. broken-beat pioneer Domu on a more soulful bent (“A Heart to Cover For,” featuring Elsa Helberg’s amazing vocals) to “Masa’s Theme,” featuring Masa from Japanese jazz collective Sleepwalker, the timeless elegance of the work is a testament to Saag’s wide-ranging versatility, and how others’ musical influences have cast spells on him. It’s good, it’s funky, and it sure is swell.