Album: Karin Krog, Joy (Meantime)

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"Mr Joy", the opening song of this 1968 album by Norwegian vocalist Krog, still sounds startlingly contemporary, like a newwave folk-jazz project referencing Robert Wyatt and early John Martyn. It'sco-written by AnnettePeacock; Jan Garbarekplays tenor sax and ArildAnderson's dextrousdouble bass-pluckingrecalls Richard Davis'swork on Astral Weeks.Acouple of tracks, withKrog's voice distressedthrough electronic effects,will not be to everyone'staste but a live version of"Round About Midnight"is a killer.

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