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Stockholm Jazz Orchestra: Stockholm Jazz Orchestra plays Stockholm Jazz Orchestra

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The Stockholm Jazz Orchestra is a world class outfit. Led by veteran trumpet player Fredrik Noren and featuring arrangements by Chicago pianist Jim McNeely, its members come from all over Sweden and beyond in a fascinating meeting of generations. Consider, if you will, the trumpet section where grey-haired, moustachioed Gustavo Bergalli, born 1940 in Buenos Aires ...

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Lars Sjosten: Early

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La strategia di alcune case discografiche di andare a rovistare nei propri archivi a volte ha esiti insignificanti, se non addirittura imbarazzanti, in qualche occasione invece riporta in superficie incisioni dal valore storico innegabile e recupera piccoli tesori misconosciuti, sepolti da anni di polvere, come nel caso di questo Early di Lars Sjosten. Early riunisce l’intero Lp Gutar, ...

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Tommy Koverhult - Ove Hollner: In a Cool Way

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Ci sono proprio tutti. O quasi. Gli standard che più standard non si può, i più amati del Real Book. Brani coccolati, destrutturati, vivisezionati, copiati, rivoltati come un calzino, trasformati, essenzializzati, ornati a rococò. Brani che hanno fatto il giro del mondo e fatto sognare più di una generazione. Ove Hollner e Tommy Koverhult scelgono un approccio vecchio stampo, ...

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Lars Sjosten: Early

Read "Early" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In 1972, pianist Lars Sjösten was invited by STIM (the Swedish Performing Rights Society) to record an album under his name, comprised entirely of Swedish songs. The vinyl LP, released that year as Gutår, encompasses the first ten tracks on Early. The others, no doubt appended in part to increase the CD's playing time, were recorded ...

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Bengt Hallberg: All-Star Sessions 1953 / 54

Read "All-Star Sessions 1953 / 54" reviewed by Jack Bowers

By 1953-54, when these sessions were recorded in Stockholm, pianist Bengt Hallberg had been a resplendent star on the Swedish jazz scene for more than half a dozen years. Unremarkable, one might surmise, until he learns that Hallberg turned twenty-two on September 13, 1954, by which time he had already won a nationwide competition for young ...

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Lars Gullin: Summertime (1954/56 vol. 9)

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Virtuoso baritonista, lo svedese Lars Gullin (1926-76) è stato un maestro del jazz europeo degli anni ’50, in grado di rivaleggiare per estro e tecnica con i ben più celebrati colleghi d’oltreoceano. Questa preziosa quanto meritoria ristampa di alcune sue storiche incisioni ne mette in evidenza la straordinaria cifra artistica. Sul piano della tecnica e della abilità strumentale, questi ...

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Lars Gullin: Summertime: Vol. 9, 1954-56

Read "Summertime: Vol. 9, 1954-56" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Anyone who has been paying attention should be well aware of my stance toward the late Swedish saxophonist Lars Gullin. In reviewing Volume 8 of Dragon's loosely chronological multi-disc survey of Gullin's music, I wrote that he was “a giant among baritone saxophonists, a “truly original voice and “one of the greatest jazz musicians who ever ...

Lars Gullin: Danny's Dream: Volume 8, 1953-55

Read "Danny's Dream: Volume 8, 1953-55" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Dragon Records continues its quasi-chronological survey of music by the great Swedish baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin with Volume 8, scanning the years 1953-55. (Volume 2, Modern Sounds, is devoted entirely to recordings made in 1953, while Volumes 7 and 3 review the years 1951-53 and 1954-55, respectively.) Unlike previous volumes, which have included guest appearances by ...

Stockholm Jazz Orchestra: Sailing

Read "Sailing" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This is the second volume by the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra of compositions and arrangements by its talented pianist, Göran Strandberg, following 2000's Lakes (Dragon). As on that earlier album, much of the music is Strandberg's, with half a dozen of his original works complementing inventive arrangements of Harold Arlen's “Come Rain or Come Shine, Jerome Kern's ...

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The Per Henrik Wallin Trio, 1986-87: Where Is Spring

Read "Where Is Spring" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Whatever else one thinks of Swedish pianist Per Henrik Wallin, one thing must be conceded--he has assuredly developed a style of his own, which is quite evident on this album recorded by his trio nearly two decades ago. Little wonder that he has been described in the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD as “a European ...