Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado - Change My Game is 11-tracks of big-band Blues excellence by the 8-member band. Released on the Ruf Records label, this Danish Grammy award-winning Copenhagen-based band comprised of Thorbjørn Risager, Peter Skjerning, Emil Balsgaard, Soren Bojgaard, Martin Seidelin, Hans Nybo, Kasper Wagner, and Peter Kehl takes their latest release to new heights.
Risager & The Black Tornado - Change My Game
Thorbjørn Risager & The
Black Tornado - Change My Game: I Used To Love You,
Dreamland, Change My Game, Holler N' Moan, Hard Time, Long Gone, Hold My Lover
Tight, Maybe It's Alright, Train, Lay My Burden Down, City Of Love
Risager: vocals, guitar, Peter Skjerning: electric guitars, acoustic
guitars, canjo, slide guitar, Emil
Balsgaard; piano, organ, Wurlitzer, clavinet, mellotron, synth, Soren Bojgaard: bass, baritone guitar, synth, percussion, Martin Seidelin: drums, percussion, Hans Nybo: tenor sax, Kasper Wagner: alto, tenor and baritone
saxophones, Peter Kehl: trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone,
Backing Vocalists: Miriam Mandipira-Mumba: background vocals and fills on Maybe
It's Alright, Pia Trojgaard: background vocals, Mads Lumholdt: background vocals
& The Black Tornado - Change My Game was produced by Soren Bojgaard and Thorbjørn Risager & The Black
Tornado, with horn
arrangements by Kasper Wagner and Peter W. Kehl, and released on the Ruf Records label. Thorbjørn Risager formed
the band, Thorbjørn Risager & The
Black Tornado, in Denmark in 2003, releasing their first album in 2004. Change
My Game, their latest album, released on February 17, 2017 is the
band's 10th album, and their 3rd album on the Ruf Records
label. This highly celebrated Danish band has played throughout the world, was
nominated for British Blues Awards in 2014 and 2015, and won 2 consecutive
Danish Grammy awards in 2013 and 2014, among its many accomplishments.
Risager wrote all of the songs on the 11-track release, with two exceptions, Dreamland, which he co-wrote with Peter
Skjerning, and Hollar N' Moan penned
by Peter Skjerning. The release opens with the slow and sexy lament, I Used To Love You, where Thorbjørn's
deep honeyed-whiskey voice and captivating lyrics "...There was a time, we used
to laugh, there was a place where out by the water, we used to have every night
and dance in the moonshine..." draw you in and set the stage for more good things
The band follows up with the
hard-driving Dreamland which opens
with a tight drum beat and guitar opening. Next in the line-up is the title
track, Change My Game, which kicks up
the pace and slides into funky blues, and is one of my favorite tracks on the
release, followed by Holler N' Moan.
Hard Time gets the benefit an acoustic guitar and backing vocalists joining
Thorbjørn's vocals. The band slows
the pace with the oh-so catchy, Long Gone,
with its lyrics "...I'll be long gone when the wolf starts howling at the moon..."
Hold My Lover Tight is fast-paced exuberance enhanced with horns
interspersed throughout, followed by Maybe
It's Alright, that segues into the catchy Train, which captures the feeling and sound of riding the rails.
Thorbjørn and the band ease into the lament, Lay My Burden Down, and end with City Of Love, with its well-crafted lyrics, nice harmonies, and
strong instrumentals that brings the release to a delectable close.
Keep enjoying the music!
Websites where you can purchase Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado -
Change My Game are: www.Risager.info/Webshop, CDBaby, and Amazon.com.
For information and upcoming
European tour dates for Thorbjørn
Risager & The Black Tornado please visit the website: www.Risager.info
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Risager & The Black Tornado - Change My Game on the website: www.risager.info/videos
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