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Bruno Raberg

Bruno Råberg is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made 13 recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed with numerous world-class artists, including Kris Davis, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Sam Rivers, Tony Malaby, Billy Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Ted Poor, Bob Mintzer, and Mike Mainieri. He currently leads several constellations of his own Bruno Råberg Trio and the Triloka Ensemble. At 20 Råberg was drafted by Swedish trombone virtuoso Eje Thelin and spent the ensuing years performing and recording with renowned Swedish and European artists such as Monica Zetterlund, Zpigniew Seifert.  In 1981, Råberg left his performing career in Europe to come to the USA, thanks to a scholarship to the New England Conservatory in Boston. There he studied with Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, George Russell, and Bob Moses. Råberg has been a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1986 and teaches in the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute, led by pianist Danilo Perez.


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Take Five with Bassist Bruno Råberg

Read "Take Five with Bassist Bruno Råberg" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Bruno Råberg Bruno Råberg is an internationally renowned bassist and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made 13 recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed with numerous world-class artists, including Kris Davis, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Sam Rivers, Tony Malaby, Bill Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Ted Poor, Bob ...

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Bruno Raberg: Look Inside

Read "Look Inside" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Swedish-born bassist & composer Bruno Raberg has been active as a leader and a sideman for the guts of fifty years, moving seamlessly between the worlds of jazz, improvisation and, on albums such as Triloka: Music For Strings And Soloists (Orbis Music, 2017), contemporary string music. Resident in the USA since 1981, he plays in numerous settings while holding down a long-standing tenure as a teacher at Berklee. For his thirteenth release as leader, Raberg explores new terrain as he ...

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Bruno Råberg

Read "Bruno Råberg" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


In this episode, the Spotlight shines On internationally-renowned bassist and composer Bruno Råberg.Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, Bruno has made many recordings as both a leader and sideman--and has performed with an incredible number of world-class artists--including Terri Lyne Carrington, Sam Rivers, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Matt Wilson, and countless others. He currently leads several incarnations of his own Bruno Råberg Trio and the Triloka Ensemble.Bruno has been a professor ...

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Bruno Raberg: Look Inside

Read "Look Inside" reviewed by Neil Duggan


As Meghan Trainor would have us believe, “It's All About That Bass," and that is certainly the case here. Bass virtuoso Bruno Råberg brings us Look Inside, a solo acoustic bass album. It might be his first unaccompanied release, but it has been coming for the best part of half a century. He has been an in-demand collaborator for artists of the caliber of Kris Davis, Mike Mainieri, Bobo Stenson and Terri Lyne Carrington. He has also released a dozen ...

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Bruno Råberg, Jason Robinson, Bob Weiner: The Urgency of Now

Read "The Urgency of Now" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Bruno Råberg, sessantaseienne bassista svedese, Jason Robinson, quarantacinquenne sassofonista e polistrumentista californiano, e il veterano Bob Weiner, già batterista di Harry Belafonte (fra gli altri), tutti anche apprezzati docenti, uniscono le loro forze in questo bell'album che salvo eccezioni (indicate) mette in scena un'improvvisazione collettiva giocata nel segno di un intuito, una predisposizione, per la forma assolutamente esemplare. Ciò è determinato ovviamente da una profonda conoscenza reciproca, ma anche dal condividere una certa idea di improvvisazione esterna ...

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2020 Releases Deserving Recognition

Read "2020 Releases Deserving Recognition" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Pandemic or no pandemic, there were a lot of worthwhile jazz CDs released in 2020, more than could be covered within the year. Here are quick reviews of six of them. Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet Know Say Or See Self-Produced 2020 Benny Rubin Jr is a young saxophonist with a rich, old school sound. He plays with impressive assurance on this, only his second album as a leader. He blows heavy ...

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Diskonife, Bruno Räberg, Orientation of We & European Releases

Read "Diskonife, Bruno Räberg,  Orientation of We & European Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Bassist Bruno Räberg's reputation as a very creative cat is reinforced by his new release, The Prospector, an excellent album with saxophonist Allan Chase and drummer Austin McMahon. Find it on Orbis, Bruno's own label. Speaking of labels, vibraphonist Matt Moran started Diskonife as a new creative outlet for independent releases, which has launched with releases by him and by saxophonist Peter Hess. This week there's also a ton of great stuff from European artists, including from SPIME 2019, a ...

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This solo album is a long-held aspiration and serves as a career highlight.” -**** Neil Duggan – All About Jazz

“ A highly interesting album, a must for lovers of good music.” - JazzFun – Germany

“.. performed in an elegant and agile eloquence on the double bass..” - Eyal Hareuveni – FreeJazz Blog

“.. evocative solo bass performances, pushing the instrument's boundaries..” - Lawrence Peryer – Spotlight On

Maria Schneider
composer / conductor
Wayne Shorter
saxophone
Ornette Coleman
saxophone, alto
Miles Davis
trumpet
Vince Mendoza
composer / conductor

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Look Inside

Orbis Music
2023

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The Prospector

Orbis Music
2020

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The Urgency of Now

Creative Nation Music
2020

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Tailwind

Red Piano Records
2018

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Seasons

Ziggle Zaggle Music
2018

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Island Pathways

From: Look Inside
By Bruno Raberg

Message XII

From: Tailwind
By Bruno Raberg

Area 51

From: Plunge
By Bruno Raberg

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