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The Opposite: In Action

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The Opposite investigates improvisation and interplay through a collective group sound and open approach, assimilating elements of rock and Indian, African and Cuban musical traditions. In Sction documents this Swedish sextet live on a Swedish club tour in 2011. The live setting enable The Opposite to emphasize its formative influences, including early fusion bands like Weather Report, trumpeter Miles Davis' '70s groups--even keyboardist Sun Ra's eccentric Arkestras, through expanded improvisations. The main composers are guitarist Samuel Hällkvist ...

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The Opposite: Interwined

Read "Interwined" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

This Swedish sextet was initiated by Malmö-based French keyboardist Loïc Dequidt and drummer Peter Nilsson--the latter one of the leaders of the Malmö-based Kopasetic Label's musicians collective, which investigates improvisational interplay through a democratic, collective group approach based on a dynamic rhythmic concepts that lean on Indian, African and Cuban traditions. Their instincts proved right since the group's debut, Intertwined, recently won “Best Jazz Album of 2009" at the Swedish indie awards, Manifestgalan.

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