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Jon Rune Strøm Quintet: Fragments

Read "Fragments" reviewed by John Sharpe

Norwegian bassist Jon Rune Strøm, subscribes to none of the self-effacement which sometimes manifests itself on dates led by rhythm section mainstays. That is signaled straight away on the first cut of Fragments, where no other instrument is heard for the first six minutes. With bow in hand, he initially duets with fellow bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen, first mining the upper registers but then pursuing diverging seams. Then Strøm alone carves out a robust pizzicato solo which culminates in a ...

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Jon Rune Strøm: Jøa

Read "Jøa" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian double bassist Jon Rune Strøm's energetic and highly rhythmic playing approach on the bull fiddle, sets him apart from other young fellow Norwegian double bass players who explore the solo medium or the sonic capabilities of this massive instrument in intimate settings as Christian Meaas Svendsen, Adrian Myhr, or Inga Margrete Aas. The 29 year old Strøm draws inspiration from free jazz pioneers such as the young Gary Peacock and free improvisation great Peter Kowald}. He demonstrates his playing ...


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