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Content by tag "Sweden"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Isabella Lundgren at Bullret Jazz Club

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Isabella Lundgren with the Carle Bagge Trio
Bullret Jazz Club
Malmo, Sweden
November 20, 2017

From time to time the “Bullret Jazz Club" uses the “Kuben" space at Malmo Live to host performances. On November 20, 2017, it was jazz singer Isabella Lundgren's turn to appear. Accompanied by the Carle Bagge ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Gunhild Carling: Sweden's Incredible Talent

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Sweden's Gunhild Carling is truly a musical experience to behold. The talented vocalist and multi-instrumentalist is an Internet sensation and a marvelous throwback to the days of the Classic Entertainers of the '20s and '30s.

All About Jazz: Tell me briefly where were you born.

Gunhild Carling: I was born in Gothenburg ...

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Monday Night Big Band with Kristin Korb at Malmo Live

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Monday Night Big Band Featuring Kristin Korb
Malmo Live
Malmo, Sweden
October 30, 2017

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. While its longevity is impressive, so is the wide-ranging the influence of the organization, which was started by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis in the mid-sixties. In ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet's European Debut of Pat Metheny Commission Highlights Uppsala International Guitar Festival

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14th Annual Uppsala International Guitar Festival
Uppsala, Sweden
October 11-15, 2017

While much if not most of this year's Uppsala International Guitar Festival-once again held in the music-friendly Konsert & Kongress building-was devoted guitarists and music emanating from the worlds of classical, Brazilian, Tango and Flamenco, other musical strains were ...

Various Artists: E.S.T. Symphony

Read "E.S.T. Symphony" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Before Esbjorn Svensson's tragic death in 2008 there were clear signs that e.s.t. was hungry to explore new musical terrain; Leucocyte (ACT Records, 2008), the trio's live-in-the-studio improvisation with its metal-jazz thunder, brooding electronics and epic excursions was proof of that. However, five years previously, Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom had played a handful of ...

Vivian Buczek: Ella Lives

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Sweden's Vivian Buczek, fast approaching her 40th birthday, comes across more as a schoolgirl with a crush on her teacher on this, her seventh solo album, which pays tribute to The First Lady Of Song. Ella Fitzgerald--had she not died in 1996--would be 100 this year.

“Ella Fitzgerald has always been my greatest ...

SE-Quartet: Going North

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This album is dedicated to the refugees who have arrived in Scandinavia in recent years. On the day it was released, April 7 2017, one of those refugees, Rakhmat Akilov, aged 39, drove a hijacked truck into the entrance of the Åhlens department store in the centre of Stockholm, the Swedish capital, killing four people.

Eka trio: Eka

Read "Eka" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The Malmo based Eka trio is a collaborative group that blends together rock inspired rhythms and jazzy spontaneity to create vibrant and impressionistic music. The eponymous debut consists of eleven captivating originals that are thematically alike but with sufficient distinctiveness as to result in a conceptually cohesive recording without resorting to redundancy.

The tracks are ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Alexander Zethson: Pole Of Inaccessibility

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You are both awake and asleep. Listening, but at the same time paying no heed to the experience. Am I talking about the ancient Buddhist practice of yoga nidra or the recording Pole Of Inaccessibility by Swedish pianist Alexander Zethson? Actually both.

The finest tribute that can be paid to these two discs of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Elisabeth Melander: Reflections Of A Voice

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Elisabeth Melander was born in Boden, a military town in the cold and desolate north of Sweden. She used her vocal abilities and knowledge of music to escape and is now based in the southern cities of Lund and Malmö, travelling all over the Nordic Area, teaching, spreading the word about jazz and encouraging young musicians. ...