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Samuel Hällkvist: Variety of Rhythm

Read "Variety of Rhythm" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Somewhere Miles Davis and Teo Macero are smiling. Swedish guitarist Samuel Hällkvist has taken their approach and refined it for the 21st century. What Macero began, with a razor blade and hours of fragmented and seemingly disjointed studio sessions, turned into the infamous Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). Hällkvist journeys a similar path, and most significantly here, ...

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The Nordic Fusion of BoogiePost Recordings

Read "The Nordic Fusion of BoogiePost Recordings" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Swedish, Copenhagen-based guitarist Samuel Hällkvist and Swedish, Gothenburg-based guitarist Thomas Gunillasson suggest two different perspectives on the legacy of fusion on their new recordings, one reaches for infinite, futuristic sounds and the other is rooted in fusion technical legacy.

Samuel Hällkvist
Variety of Live
BoogiePost Recordings
2015

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Orbit Stern: Ude i Skoven, Inde i Byen

Read "Ude i Skoven, Inde i Byen" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Orbit Stern is the duo of Swedish, Copenhagen-based guitarist Samuel Hällkvist (known from his association with King Crimson members in his band Variety of Loud), and Danish drummer Frederik Hauch (who played in many local alternative rock bands). Both nursed a longtime affinity for an Appalachian twang but decided to take this mythic, relatively strictly defined ...

Samuel Hallkvist: Return to Center

Read "Return to Center" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Return to Center is a detailed staging of a sonic meeting between man and machine. Swedish, Denmark-based guitarist Samuel Hällkvist, on his third solo album, contrast the digital exactness of MIDI programming with the human qualities and modes of expression that we traditionally associate with acoustic instruments. Thus Hällkvist and like-minded associates orchestrate a nuanced texture ...

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The Opposite: In Action

Read "In Action" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Opposite investigates improvisation and interplay through a collective group sound and open approach, assimilating elements of rock and Indian, African and Cuban musical traditions. In Sction documents this Swedish sextet live on a Swedish club tour in 2011. The live setting enable The Opposite to emphasize its formative influences, including early fusion bands like Weather ...

Samuel Hallkvist: Variety of Loud

Read "Variety of Loud" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Copenhagen-based Sweish guitarist Samuel Hällkvist, winner of the prestigious 2010 Jazz In Sweden award, demonstrated his eclectic tastes on his 2010 debut as a leader, Samuel Hällkvist Center (Caprice), albeit still rooted in the jazz legacy. On Variety of Loud he even goes further, blurring genre boundaries between improvised jazz and his primary love for the ...