Gunnfjauns Kapell

Svante Pettersson

Hemållt

Margits Sånger

Martin Martinsson

Blackthorn

Volund

Ensemble Villancico

Triller

Dansar Edvard

Jan Ekedahl

Ziya Aytekin

Burgess, Ådin & Wingård

Luntilua

Lunds Akademiska Kör

Orientexpressen

Eitre

Utlottningen

Olle Lindvall

Oleman

Dubbelgångarn är en fantastisk resa i den akustiska gitarrvärlden av en stor gitarrist.

(Lira 5/2003, Micke Forsberg)

Vackert och stämningsfullt och direkt självlysande när kamraten och kollegan Mats Bergström assisterar på några spår.

(Spelmannen 4/2003, Peter Ahlbom)

Ekedahls energiskt och rytmiskt sugande spel ger mig helt klart associationer till stora musikpersonligheter såsom Bream även om de spelar i vitt skilda genrer.

(Svenska gitarr- och lutasällskapets tidning, oktober 2003, Patrik Karlsson)

Er spielt die klassische Gitarre ebenso souverän wie die 12-saitige oder die akustische im allseits beliebten DADGAD Tuning. Ob amerikanisches Fingerpicking, schwedische Polka oder barock anmutender Tanz - alles fügt sich unter Ekedahls Händen zur unprätentiösen Aussage eines Vollblutmusikers. Besonders erwähnenswert ist die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Saitenkollegen Mats Bergström. Von erfrischender Leichtigkeit, hochvirtuos und gekonnt arrangiert treiben alleine diese Duoperlen jedem Gitarrenfreund die Freudentränen in die Augen.

(Folker! 6/2003, Rolf Beydemüller)

His playing reflects a number of styles: classical, new age and folk... His playing is clean and crisp, the tunes are slow, mid-tempo and strongly melody-based. Although they were recorded over a number of years, there is a reassuring consistency to them. Light and easy listening and very well done. Worth tracking down.

(Dirty Linen 110, feb/mar 2004, Jle)

I was unfamiliar with the work of Jan Ekedahl, and having heard this album, am forced to conclude that this was MY loss. This CD consisting of exclusively INSTRUMENTAL guitar tunes, impresses from start to finish... His vast experience shows in this impressively catholic variety of arrangements for the acoustic guitar... If you like acoustic guitar instrumentals, played in an assured manner, then this is an album right up your street.

(Folkworld 27, Dai Woosnam)

An adept, nimble player on both nylon- and steel-string guitar, his strengths actually have more to do with tonal subtlety and lyrical nuance then fretboard fireworks. This approach accentuates the beauty of his intricately constructed originals, which range stylistically from the ragtime feel of "Kaja" to the hymn-like "A&O" ande the Celtic/Baroque "David´s Marsch", a piece that brings to mind John Renbourn in his Nine Maidens period. Other highlights include "Polska till Agnes", with it´s odd but lulling rhytms, and the dreamy thematic variations of "Stadsharen". Fellow Swedish guitarist Mats Bergström joins Ekedahl for three duets, includung the title cut and "Stjännu", the lilting folk-baroque piece that close this enchanting CD.

(Ron Forbes-Roberts, Acoustic Guitar no 141, sept 2004)

Ekedahl´s influences are blended together until it is impossible to tell what came from where. Some tracks may briefly hint at Irish music, for example, but they can´t be described as "Celtic-sounding". Ekedahl calls the album "a promenade from picking to polska", and that description fits. The music is accessible and draws the listener in. The melodies have a direct emotional impact, even though the compositions themselves may be complex... Ekedahl shows that he is equally comfortable with sweet gentle music and with more up-tempo numbers... Any lover of fingerstyle guitar should enjoy this album. Ekedahl deserves an audience far beyond Sweden´s shores for this fine recording.

(Jennifer Hanson, Rambles, 6 march 2004)

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