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Orjan Hulten: Minusgrader

Read "Minusgrader" reviewed by Don Phipps

Technique may not drive saxophonist Örjan Hultén, but most certainly jazz tunes filled with heart and soul do. On Minusgrader, an album featuring his quartet of fellow Swedes Torbjörn Gulz (piano), Filip Augustson (bass), and Peter Danemo (drums), the blues, ballads, and bop have simple laid-back structures. That is just fine, because the music's warmth permeates like the sun's rays on a late spring evening. Hultén's tone is reminiscent of John Coltrane and Joe Lovano. He uses tonal ...

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Orjan Hulten Trio: In the City

Read "In the City" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

History reveals a long list of venues that have contributed positively to the recorded legacy of some of the greatest figures in jazz. Names such as The Cotton Club, The Village Vanguard, Slug's Saloon, Shelly's Manne-Hole and Bradley's carry their own aura, which is inextricably linked to the magic of the music performed by legends like Albert Ayler, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.

One of the venues in Sweden that has achieved iconic status for fans of free ...


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