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by John Kelman
Much has been written about the Scandinavian jazz scene's distinctive nature. Since the region is geographically removed from mainstream Europe, the evolution of a jazz aesthetic rooted in its own tradition has resulted in its own distinctive complexion. And while people outside the region look to larger labels like ECM for a window into that world, a plethora of smaller independent labels support a far wider range of talent. In Sweden alone, labels including Caprice, Dragon, and Amigo document a ...read more