In a jazz that doesn’t look like others, a bold rock, a binding blues, Sara Möller aligns piano and vocals in a wonderfully just dialogue in her new album, the beautiful How and How.
HOW AND HOW – SARA MÖLLER
The scenery is set from the very first song, the superb It’s A Pity. On it, she is accompanied by Leif Jordansson’s purring guitar, Konrad Agnas’ drums, Mauritz Agnas’ surprising double bass, Tobias Wiklund’s cornet, and Nils Berg’s astonishing saxophone. There, Möller sculpts a jazz-rock that everybody can understand, filled with resonance and easiness. Both delicate and raw, this album is a magical way to discover the Swedish artist. Seduction is also part of the mix here and is sometimes associated with heart-breaking stories (Deportation Blues, You Gotta Live with It). In her voice as much as on her keys, Sara Möller is precise, delicate, and balanced. And most importantly, she is creating what she feels, how she feels. It is quirky, but it is not elite-only, quite the contrary.
That’s where Möller is incredible, she fascinates and brings to her those for whom jazz belongs to the elite. She shows them that, with the right guitar, the exact dose of bass (or double), it’s a place where it feels good to be. Roots Mingle is another example of that argumentation.
It is an album that has depth. An album in which all the layers hide a million details that only await to be discovered with each spin. It is made to indulge – don’t moderate yourself here!