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3TM: Form

Read "Form" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Teppo Mäkynen has been playing the Scandinavian jazz circuit for well over 20 years, typically as the drummer in the company of the Five Corners Quintet (which itself grew out of Nuspirit Helsinki), where he also partnered the featured bassist here, Antti Lötjönen. In this line up he was playing a type of post-bop acoustic jazz, ...


Hans Olding & Sigurdur Flosason: Projeto Brasil!

Read "Projeto Brasil!" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Projeto Brasil!, from saxophonist/flutist Sigurdur Flosason and guitarist Hans Olding, when compared to the authentic and stunningly beautiful Porto da Madama, seems rather tame. But, one cannot fault a project for not being what it cannot be, and never tried to be.

What Flosason and Olding have created is a tribute to the music ...


Hans Olding & Sigurdur Flosason: Projeto Brasil!

Read "Projeto Brasil!" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The bossa nova, samba and popular Brazilian music of the 60s and 70s are the main theme on Projeto Brasil!, a stylish collaboration from Swedish guitarist/composer Hans Olding and Icelandic saxophonist Sigurdur Flosason as the duo pay tribute to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento and Vinicius de Moraes. The two co-leaders provide innovative ...


Hans Olding: No Place Like Home

Read "No Place Like Home" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il chitarrista svedese Hans Olding si sta avvicinando alla soglia dei quarant'anni (è nato a fine febbraio del 1975) e dimostra di aver raggiunto una maturità ben evidente. In questo album le sette composizioni eseguite sono tutte scritte da lui e mostrano quanto sappia coordinare le linee melodiche con le armonie raffinate e moderne del jazz del nuovo secolo. I ...


Hans Olding Quartet: No Space

Read "No Space" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

No Space is an energetic modern jazz album from Swedish guitarist, Hans Olding and his quartet consisting of saxophonist Linus Lindblom, bassist Par-Ola Landin and drummer Sebastian Voegler, with special guest trumpeter Nils Janson. The album has a modern vibe that melds together compositional elements from the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Adam Rogers with the ...