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Hot Four: Eye of the Moose

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The Norwegian-Swedish quartet Hot Four was founded by Norwegian vocal artist Andreas Backer as a vehicle for free-minded, free- improvised, free-chamber textures that float, obviously freely, between elements inspired by European influences, modern jazz and contemporary classical music. Backer wisely chose fearless, experienced and highly versatile improvisers--Norwegian drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg, who studied with him in the music academy of Stavanger; Swedish guitarist David Stackenäs and Canadian-ex-pat double bassist Joe Williamson. Stockholm-based in recent years, both previously played with Backer while he was studying in Stockholm a few years ago. The quartet's debut album was recorded live in Sweden and ...



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