Reviews that mention Ingimar Andersen

January 16, 2015

Horse Orchestra

Living the Dream
Barefoot Records BFREC033LP

A New Yorker cartoon once showed a couple asking the person at a cinema box office about a film on the marquee. “It’s a Swedish film,” she replied, “but very, very, very funny”. Genuine or not, the idea of any Scandinavian country being filled with humorists is usually a non-starter. The Horse Orchestra appears intent to explode the stereotype. Not that this trans-Scandinavian septet is a band of comedians. But the orchestra approaches the compositions written in the main by pianist Jeppe Zeeberg, trombonist Petter Hängsel and bassist Nicolai Kaas Claesson, with such self-possessed joy that, to indulge in another nationalist cliché, you’d think this was a band from Italy or the Netherlands. MORE