"That Sweden has got its own harmonica virtuoso in Toots Thielemans class is very clear.".."Spiro is, or seems to be a degree CD and gets more than an ”A”. Now I look forward for the next... Blues CD? Folkmusic Jam? Experimental classical music ? There is a reason to keep the ears open.
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"Without Filips good judgement this could have been a soul-less show-off in technical brilliance. Instead this is a CD that breathes, sometimes jazz, alternately blue notes that turns into folkmusic, where a well thought-out sound picture, sometimes instrusive, somtimes it backs a few steps, reinforce the presence. What will it become of this young genius?
"Jers shows quality and class while resisting to show-off his amazing technique. Instead, this is a thoughtful collection of calm songs that breathes blues, jazz and swedish folklore in different fusions. Long notes and focus on melodies and timbre: Filip Jers plays the rare and spicy bassharmonica."
"Harmonica. Imagine how many artists that have given the harmonica its bad reputation. Filip Jers has now began the rescue mission, and this spring he will graduate as the first harmonica player ever from the The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. "
"Jazz. Harmonica is not very common in jazz these days. A bit strange, because the instrument has big possibilities. The tone can be bent and turned. The variation in the approach and articulation seems to be endless.
Filip Jers shows all this in an excellent way on his own produced debut-CD."..."On the CD Spiro he chooses to do everything himself, from compositions to arrangments and performance. The result is a completely fantastic odyssey in harmonica genres: blues, western, jazz, swedish folkmusic and free improvisation."
Nerikes Allehanda 2011