Jakob Bro – Streams album review: Dark but beautiful
Guitarist Jakob Bro’s glowing, delay-drenched guitar sound is clearly descended from that of the great Bill Frisell, but the 38-year-old Dane is gradually marking out some territory of his own – slow-moving, folk-like originals, poised at the edge of abstraction, and yet somehow familiar, snagging the memory like melodies you’ve heard a million times.
It’s an inspired substitution, with Baron’s rare combination of invention and restraint – reminiscent of Paul Motian, to whom the album’s third track is dedicated – providing the perfect underpinning to Bro’s plangent, echoing lines.
Mournful, beautiful, dark yet luminous music for Beckett fans. propermusic.com