Koop ‎– Waltz For Koop

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Waltz For Koop 3:07
Tonight 2:55
Baby 3:47
Summer Sun 3:48
Soul For Sahib 3:38
Modal Mile 4:21
In A Heartbeat 5:11
Relaxin' At Club F***n 4:15
Bright Nights 3:56

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
505426 2 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD) Sony Music Entertainment (Sweden) 505426 2 Sweden 2001 Sell This Version
JCR 021-1/2 Koop Waltz For Koop TP(LP, Album, TP) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) JCR 021-1/2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
AICP 251 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album) SMEJ Associated Records AICP 251 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
STIMLP001 Koop.* Waltz For Koop.(LP, Album) Stimulus STIMLP001 UK 2001 Sell This Version
STIM CD 001 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD) Stimulus STIM CD 001 UK 2002 Sell This Version
JCR 021-2 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) JCR 021-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
QMG 5017-2 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album) Quango Records QMG 5017-2 USA & Canada 2002 Sell This Version
QMG 5017-2 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album + DVD) Quango Records QMG 5017-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
P2 05017 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album + DVD) Quango Records, EMI Music Canada P2 05017 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
JCR 021-2 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album, Dig) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) JCR 021-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
JCR 021-2 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album, Unofficial) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) (2) JCR 021-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
JCR 021-1 Koop Waltz For Koop(LP, Album) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) JCR 021-1 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
JCR 021-1 Koop Waltz For Koop(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) JCR 021-1 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
GRÅ C-4 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album) Superstudio Grå GRÅ C-4 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
none, AL000171 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album) Superstudio Grå, Одиссей none, AL000171 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version

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keepinmusicclassy

keepinmusicclassy

January 17, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Waltz For Koop, CD, 505426 2


Koop is a duo of producers who make top-notch jazz by combining old samples and new recordings. This is their second album, and I was quick to acquire all of their other albums after listening to “Summer Sun” ft. Yukimi Nagano. I am in love with this song. The album itself gets a bit boring by the end, but if you give “Summer Sun” a listen you won’t be able to think negatively for hours afterwards. A bit disappointed with Terry Callier’s track after his song “Average Joe” with Nujabes, but overall a good collection of jazz on this album.

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SvenStork

SvenStork

August 10, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Waltz For Koop, CD, Album, JCR 021-2
An excellent masterpiece in it purest form! Still in 2007 as today an great example of contemporary bossa nova. Made in 2001 it breaths the air of the mid '50's. I like it, I love it. Get it if you find a copy.
jimthing

jimthing

April 18, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Waltz For Koop, LP, Album, JCR 021-1
This LP may have turned into a 'coffee table classic', much in the same vein that Sade's "Diamond Life" did in the mid-eighties, but this shouldn't be taken as an excuse for instant turn-off by listeners.

The main aim of Koop on this album is to add a twist to the 60's jazz-bossa sound. By using subtle melodies that solicit the carefree environ of the time and including soulful key changes any artist would be proud of, this they achieve in abundance.
You only have to listen to the opening title track "Waltz For Koop" to have some understanding for their position on things. The track invokes a feeling of uncertainty as it strolls along in a gentle 3/4 time. It brings obvious reminiscences of summer, whilst one imagines any of a number of French Nouvelle Vague arthouse films about difficult love affairs, or such like.

Modal is strong here too. Along with fellow contempories, Gerardo Frisina & Nicole Conte, who have referenced Sahib Shihab on many a production of theirs, the track "Soul For Sahib" has the vigour & balance of any of the mans work.

"Relaxin' At Club Fusion" does what it says on the proverbiable tin. Play this in a club, and your audience will love you forever (well...certainly at least for that night)!

Overall a very enjoyable LP that will easily be able to be pulled out and listened to in the decades to come.
scoundrel

scoundrel

September 2, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Waltz For Koop, CD, Album + DVD, QMG 5017-2

An absolutely superb album. WALTZ FOR KOOP manages to make modern music that sounds like it could have come from the Roaring '20s, full of lush instrumentation and warm, summery feeling. The title track sets the mood (and the rhythm) for the entire album. Many of the tracks are indeed set in waltz (3/4) time, which gives them a unique swing. "Tonight" arranges its chords artfully, giving them a counterbalance and urgency, while "Baby" has melancholy strings in the background to supplement Cecelia Stanton's longing voice. The flute breakdown in the middle of the song switches the mood somewhat, only to have the piano outro reprise the sad theme. On a completely different note, "Summer Sun," is all sunshine and smiles, the perfect embodiment of July on the beach with a martini in the sand. "Soul for Sahib" is a frantic jazz workout, while "Modal Mile" and "In a Heartbeat" are both more measured and gravelly. "Relaxin' at Club F****n" is club-ready, dark and with a jazzy bite. Finally, "Bright Nights" is a mood piece, well-suited for cruising through a downtown cityscape long after the clubs have let out. Marvelous through and through.
nattvaktaren

nattvaktaren

December 29, 2003
referencing Waltz For Koop, LP, Album, JCR 021-1

Pretentious, tuneless cash-in attempt by crossdressing swedes. Hiring Terry Callier, much like anyone who's looking for instant credibility these days, doesn't help.
This is all polish and shine, no grit no soul.
Unless you really do enjoy music that is made solely to fit nicely in you B&O hifi, beware of this.
Bosse_Boring

Bosse_Boring

June 11, 2002
referencing Waltz For Koop, CD, Album, JCR 021-2

nice ambient-style electro pop/jazz from sweden. their previous record is more pure ambient, but this is far better. vocalists (16 yr old) yukimi nagano, cecilia stalin and terry callier are great.
edwardcluer

edwardcluer

April 20, 2002
referencing Waltz For Koop, CD, Album, JCR 021-2

how has anyone given this album less that 5 out of 5? thought the live performance had room for improvement from what i saw at cargo mind....