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by Eyal Hareuveni
Ten marks the tenth anniversary of Swedish vocalist Anna Lundqvist's band, initially a quartet, then since 2009 a quintet. This is Lundqvist's fourth album, offering twelve of Lundqvist's most popular songs recorded live during 2014 at jazz clubs around Sweden. Her Gothenburg-based quintet, featuring pianist Fabian Kallerdahl, double bassist Mattias Grönroos, drummer Jon-Erik Björänge and saxophonist Björn Almgren, is a tight unit, well-versed in jazz legacy yet offering a distinct sound and highly emphatic interplay. Naturally, ...read more