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Lisa Bjorange at Bullret Jazz Club

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Lisa Bjorange Quintet
Bullret Jazz Club
Malmo, Sweden
January 29, 2018

“Bullret Jazz Club," in the “Kuben" space at Malmo Live hosted an appearance by the Lisa Bjorange Quintet on January 29, 2018. The group offered two sets filled with youthful energy and risk taking.

Bjorange's quintet is very ...

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Monday Night Big Band with Kristin Korb at Malmo Live

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Monday Night Big Band Featuring Kristin Korb
Malmo Live
Malmo, Sweden
October 30, 2017

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. While its longevity is impressive, so is the wide-ranging the influence of the organization, which was started by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis in the mid-sixties. In ...

Vivian Buczek: Ella Lives

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Sweden's Vivian Buczek, fast approaching her 40th birthday, comes across more as a schoolgirl with a crush on her teacher on this, her seventh solo album, which pays tribute to The First Lady Of Song. Ella Fitzgerald--had she not died in 1996--would be 100 this year.

“Ella Fitzgerald has always been my greatest ...

Eka trio: Eka

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The Malmo based Eka trio is a collaborative group that blends together rock inspired rhythms and jazzy spontaneity to create vibrant and impressionistic music. The eponymous debut consists of eleven captivating originals that are thematically alike but with sufficient distinctiveness as to result in a conceptually cohesive recording without resorting to redundancy.

The tracks are ...

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Elisabeth Melander: Reflections Of A Voice

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Elisabeth Melander was born in Boden, a military town in the cold and desolate north of Sweden. She used her vocal abilities and knowledge of music to escape and is now based in the southern cities of Lund and Malmö, travelling all over the Nordic Area, teaching, spreading the word about jazz and encouraging young musicians. ...

Five New From Konvoj Records

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If you are a free jazz fanatic, you probably look for those out-of-print vinyl offerings from labels like Hat Hut, FMP, Sonet, and El Saturn Records. Sadly, you would have to be either independently wealthy or Mats Gustafsson to acquire the rarest of the rare music. But take heart, there are small labels producing the free ...

Christine Jensen/Maggi Olin: Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band Live

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The engaging and inventive Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band is the result of a remarkable collaboration between Swedish pianist Maggie Olin and Canadian saxophonist Christine Jensen. What is exceptional about this Olin/Jensen pairing is the complementary nature of their singular musical visions. This is reflected in shared thematic structure and the creative spirit of the originals ...

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We Float: Silence

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Silence, the debut album from the Norwegian-Swedish, Malmö-based quartet We Float, offers well-crafted, dreamy and intimate jazz songs with a pop sensibility, characterized by a hypnotic, infectious pulse. This kind of aesthetic may sound to some as treading in the sonic territory of the Swedish-Danish trio Nuaia, but this first impression is deceiving --there is more ...

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Filip Jers Quartet: Filip Jers Quartet Plays Swedish Folk

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A difficult one, this: harmonica player Felip Jers and his quartet the latest in a long line of artists attempting to put a jazz slant on Swedish folk music. It all started in the 1960s when pianist Jan Johansson scored a massive hit with an EP and later an LP titled Jazz På Svenska (Jazz In ...

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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.