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Jonas Holgersson: 4003

Read "4003" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Four young Swedish musicians and one expat Englishman attempt to reverently recreate hard bop from the 1950s and '60s. The title, 4003, was the catalogue number for Art Blakey's Moanin' (Blue Note, 1958). The album features 12 numbers, most of them considered classics, by the likes of saxophonists Hank Mobley and Clifford Jordan, guitarist Grant Green, trumpeters Blue Mitchell and Kenny Dorham, and pianist Herbie Hancock--plus, curiously, pianist Duke Ellington's “Sonnet for Caesar," from Such Sweet Thunder (Columbia, 1957) and ...

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Jonas Holgersson: Snick Snack

Read "Snick Snack" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Swedish drummer Jonas Holgersson's trio releases its first recording of original music, its apparent appreciation of the jazz tradition balanced by the manifestation of a kind of composed stoicism that makes Snick Snackan unimpeachable session.Holgersson has held the drum chair in bands led by both saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar and trumpeter Magnus Broo. This debut as leader features a classic saxophone trio with Karl-Martin Almqvist and bassist Christian Spering. The title track kicks things off, with Holgersson playing a ...


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