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Rigmor Gustafsson: When You Make Me Smile

Read "When You Make Me Smile" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Rigmor Gustaffson's extensive discography, stretching back to 1997, has seen the Swedish vocalist working with major jazz musicians such as Jacky Terrasson and Eric Harland. When You Make Me Smile is her sixth album on the ACT Music label--all of which have included “You" in the title. Gustafsson is a subtle vocalist--no over-the-top melodrama or blues ...

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Jonas Kullhammar Old and New Ways

Read "Jonas Kullhammar Old and New Ways" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Swedish great saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar always knew to position his musical activities in a rich historical, musical and artistic context, often with a sharp sense of humor. His tenor playing owes much to such great American post-bop sax players as John Coltrane (and his quartet covered recently Coltrane seminal A Love Supreme), but also to iconic ...

Take Five With Cecilia Wennerstrom

Read "Take Five With Cecilia Wennerstrom" reviewed by Cecilia Wennerstrom

Meet Cecilia Wennerstrom:

Cecilia Wennerstrom is a Swedish saxophonist who has received several awards by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. During the '80s, she led the band Salamander and released several albums on Dragon Records. During the '90s, she led her own quartet and released records through Four Leaf Clover. Recently she formed Wela Records/Plugged. ...

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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, ...

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Jacob Karlzon 3: More

Read "More" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Pianist/composer Jacob Karlzon--Swedish Radio's 2010 Jazz Musician Of The Year--is difficult to pigeonhole. He's an improviser, a solo artist, a composer and an accompanist, with a longstanding musical relationship with singer Viktoria Tolstoy. In his 20-year career he's released half a dozen albums under his own name and appeared on around 40 others. The Jacob Karlzon ...

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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 ...

Globe Unity: Sweden

Read "Globe Unity: Sweden" reviewed by Tom Greenland







Jonas Kullhammar Quartet
Från Och Med Herr
Moserobie Music Production
2010

Correction
Two Nights in April
Ayler Records
2010

Swedish Azz
Jazz På Svenska
NotTwo Records
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Jonas Kullhammar Quartet: The Half Naked Truth 1998-2008

Read "The Half Naked Truth 1998-2008" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sometimes self indulgence is worth it. It is not decadence or overt extravagance for the Jonas Kullhammar Quartet to release an eight-CD boxset on the tenth anniversary of their association. In fact, the success of The Half Naked Truth 1998-2008 could result in inquiries into the remainder of the 40 hours of live recordings and session ...