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Bernt Rosengren Big Band: Bernt Rosengren Big Band with Horace Parlan piano, Doug Raney guitar

Read "Bernt Rosengren Big Band with Horace Parlan piano, Doug Raney guitar" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Swedish saxophonist Bernt Rosengren had already made his mark in various small group settings by the time he turned his attention to building a big band in the mid '70s. His tenor had captured the attention of many an ear in director Roman Polanski's Knife In The Water (Zespol, 1962), and his work with trumpeter Thad Jones, pianist George Russell, and trumpeter Don Cherry gave him a certain cachet within the European and American jazz scenes, but Rosengren's restless spirit ...

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Bernt Rosengren: I'm Flying

Read "I'm Flying" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Once one of the young lions of the Swedish modern jazz movement, saxophonist Bernt Rosengren is now, at the age of 73, one of its elder statesmen. With I'm Flying, which he and his fellow musicians financed themselves, he has won--for the fifth time--Sweden's annual Golden Record (Gyllene Skivan) award. Rosengren, a shy, diffident man who shuns publicity, remains by and large unknown outside the Nordic Area; with his tiny record company and its Swedish distributor, Plugged Music, yet to ...

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Bernt Rosengren: I'm Flying

Read "I'm Flying" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If the name Bernt Rosengren doesn't ring a bell, it probably would if you lived in Sweden. Rosengren, an unabashed champion of such implacable hard-boppers as Gene Ammons, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin, has been one of that country's leading tenor saxophonists for more than half a century, and as his latest CD affirms, he's still flying high.

On this quartet date, Rosengren tests his mettle by surrounding himself with members of the younger generation--pianist Stefan Gustafson, bassist ...


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