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Vivian Buczek: Curiosity

Read "Curiosity" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Vivian Buczek is blessed with a glorious voice--warm, emotional, engaging--and a talent for sophisticated interpretations of established but not over-worked songs. Curiosity, the Swedish singer's fifth album, places her in the company of a piano trio led by the excellent pianist and arranger Martin Sjöstedt. It's company she clearly relishes and in which she shines brightly.

Swedish indie label Volenza relaunches

Read "Swedish indie label Volenza relaunches" reviewed by Chris Mosey

At the age of 82, Torgil Rosenberg has decided that the time has come to take a back seat in the running his Swedish independent jazz label Volenza.

“It's time for a new generation to take over," he says, “My future role in the company will be a purely advisory one."

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Artistry Jazz Group: Live For The First Time

Read "Artistry Jazz Group: Live For The First Time" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Artistry Jazz Group

Live For The First Time

Volenza

2012

This DVD records a big day in the small world of Scandinavian jazz: after two first class studio albums, Artistry Jazz Group performing live for the first time. And it does so in Södra Teatern, Stockholm's oldest theater, built in 1859 on ...

Artistry Jazz Group and Friends: Tribute!

Read "Tribute!" reviewed by Chris Mosey

An absolute gem, featuring some of the best players in Scandinavia in an extremely well thought-out program of music, paying tribute to “musicians and artists who shaped new sounds and ideas." It's the brainchild of independent record producer Torgil Rosenberg and pianist Jan Lundgren.

Three top Swedish musicians, Peter Asplund on trumpet, Klas ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jan Lundgren / Bengt Hallberg: Back 2 Back

Read "Back 2 Back" reviewed by Chris Mosey

An historic meeting of two giants of modern jazz in Sweden. Bengt Hallberg, born 1932, helped to found the idiom via his work with alto saxophonist Arne Domnérus in the 1950s and attracted international attention by recording with such US legends as Clifford Brown and Stan Getz. Leonard Feather praised his “unique light-fingered style."