Koop ‘Koop Island’ German CD/LP (Compost)

Koop’s long awaited follow up to ‘Waltz For Koop’ continues is a similar vein, taking influence from 60s Latin jazz but on ‘ Koop Island ‘ the duo also incorporate elements from the 40s swing era. Guests include Yukimi Nagano, who impresses on the string laced ‘I See A Different You’ and the beautiful waltz ‘Whenever There Is You’. Earl Zinger contributes to 2 cuts with the melancholy ‘Beyond The Sun’ sounding good to these ears. In fact I would go so far as saying this is his finest performance since the early days of Galliano.

Andy Allen