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Anders Bergcrantz on Dragon Records

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Trumpeter/flugelhornist Anders Bergcrantz (born 1961, Malmö, Sweden) grew up in a musical family which included his father, Sven Bergcrantz (1931-1998), a well known jazz pianist in Sweden, and his two older brothers, Håkan and Thomas, who play tenor saxophone and drums, respectively. His music is solidly mainstream, which means only that the musical language used does not surprise the knowledgeable listener. That said though, Bergcrantz is completely secure, full of fire and communicates directly to the listener ...

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Anders Bergcrantz: About Time

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Anyone wondering how Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers might have sounded had it emerged in Sweden--minus saxophone, listening to Abba and incorporating a dash of funk--will hear a fair approximation on Anders Bergcrantz's About Time. With a front line of Bergcrantz's clarion trumpet next to Vincent Nilsson's dexterous trombone and bass trombone, supported by a tight rhythm section led by Jacob Karlzon's impressive ivory work--this group comes out swinging.

The influence of Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Woody Shaw are also ...


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