LED music by Led Zeppelin
The elite of Swedish experimental and impro jazz digs deep into the music of Led Zeppelin. Guitars don’t roar, but with a drummer and five horns the band grabs the best songs of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and takes them to a fresh new place.
Drummer Peter Danemo − who has worked, among others, with Bobo Stenson, Ray Anderson, Viktoria Tolstoy and many Scandinavian players, not to mention his own quartet featuring the late great pianist Esbjörn Svensson, that produced six well-received albums starting from the late 80’s − stumbled on his old Zeppelin vinyls while moving. He then played them and got really excited, when he found the music not only as powerful as ever, but also, through his now larger perspective, structurally and playing-wise even more interesting than what he could fathom as a teenager.
Especially live Led Zeppelin used to play long version of their songs with extended experimental and improvisational parts. So you can say that through The Ocean album and especially in live situation Danemo and the music of Zeppelin has come full circle. The road from Dazed & Confused to Kashmir is long and winding, but never boring.