Koop ‎– Waltz For Koop

Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Waltz For Koop
Featuring – Cecilia Stalin
A2 Tonight
Featuring – Mikael Sundin
A3 Baby
Bass – Martin HöperFeaturing – Cecilia Stalin
A4 Summer Sun
Featuring – Yukimi Nagano
A5 Soul For Sahib 3:36
B1 Modal Mile
Featuring, Lyrics By – Earl Zinger
B2 In A Heartbeat
Featuring, Lyrics By – Terry Callier
B3 Relaxin' At Club F****n 4:12
B4 Bright Nights
Featuring – Yukimi Nagano

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Track B3 contains a sample used by permission of Helge Albin (Thank U!).
Track B4 is dedicated to the Uppsala '93 Jazz-Posse

Track durations and BPM are not provided on the record.
A1: 72 | A2: 90 | A3: 68 | A4: 115 | A5: 135-139
B1: 90 | B2: 88 | B3: 119 | B4: 97

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 67548 50451 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): JCR 021-1 A BY RAND
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): JCR 021-1 B BY RAND
  • Label Code: LC 01661
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STIMLP001 Koop.* Waltz For Koop.(LP, Album) Stimulus STIMLP001 UK 2001 Sell This Version
QMG 5017-2 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album + DVD) Quango Records QMG 5017-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none, AL000171 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album) Superstudio Grå, Одиссей none, AL000171 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
JCR 021-2 Koop Waltz For Koop(CD, Album) Jazzanova Compost Records (JCR) JCR 021-2 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


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April 18, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
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.


December 29, 2003

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.