Excerpt from the booklet
M.: SMACK UP AGAIN - how do we have to understand this?
S-Å J.: SMACK UP is one of the compositions we play,
by the great saxophone player Harold Land. It´s stilistically
speaking Westcoast-music from the era of Cool Jazz.
SMACK UP AGAIN means to confront ourselves with the harmonics/rhythmics
of this quite complicated and multi-layered music of the
50´s and 60´s - the avant garde at that time,
and a music which I used to play then. I might be known
better as free improvising musician, but these were the
beginnings. (...) These ´standards´ are part
of our musical history and yet as ´modern´ as
Radio-Interview with Sven-Åke Johansson by Andreas
(August 4, 1996)