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Anders Jormin

Anders Jormin was born 1957 in Jönköping, Sweden. After intense studies, he left Musikhögskolan in Göteborg with diplomas in double-bass and improvisation / pedagogy in 1979. Today as a doublebass-player and composer, AJ is a frequent and highly respected performer on the international concert scene. As a musician in great demand, AJ has recorded and toured with many of the legends in jazz. Among others : Gilberto Gil, Lee Konitz, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Don Cherry, Charles Lloyd, Mike Mainieri, Joe Lovano, and Jack deJohnette, as well as Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangelsdorff, Tomasz Stanko, Dino Saluzzi, John Surman, John Taylor, Mark Feldman , Paul Motian, Joey Baron, Tom Rainey , Jon Balke, Vertavo string quartet , Ann-Sofi von Otter, Norma Winstone and Marilyn Crispell

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Sooäär-Yaralyan-Ounaskari: Goodbye July

Read "Goodbye July" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Estonian guitarist Jaak Sooäär, Finnish drummer Markku Ounaskari and Armenian bassist Ara Yaralyan first joined ranks in 2016, though all three have been active across the Baltic jazz scenes since the 1990s. Sooäär has collaborated with veterans such as Anders Jormin, Han Bennink and Vladimir Tarasov, Ounaskari with Arve Henriksen and Tore Brunborg, while Yaralyan has ...

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A Musical Tryptich: Between Jazz, Folklore And Song

Read "A Musical Tryptich: Between Jazz, Folklore And Song" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


The three albums below come from international European groups (among them one with a substantial Asian infusion) who recognize no boundaries in music nor borders between nations. Taking a variety of musical idioms and traditions and turning them into something new, each musician here is inspired by the lack of musical limitations that allows them to ...

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Anders Jormin: Poems for Orchestra

Read "Poems for Orchestra" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Suggestivo e inusuale lavoro del contrabbassista svedese Anders Jormin, uno dei grandi interpreti scandinavi dello strumento, questo Poems for Orchestra mette in musica una serie di poesie dedicate alla natura, avvalendosi della Bohusiän Big Band e, come solisti, della cantante svedese Lena Willemark—ben nota per i suoi lavori in equilibrio tra folk, improvvisazione e contemporanea, editi ...

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Poems for Orchestra

Label: Losen Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Ogadh dett; En gång skall du; Dikten jag alltid drömt om att skriva; Synsk poet; Ödertorp; Krattskogslada; Hirajoshi; Not; Oktoberhavet; Utmarksäng; Kronohemman; Dröm; Måsekär; Frystation.

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Losen Records' Winning Formula?

Read "Losen Records' Winning Formula?" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


No formula at all. The only thing that remains constant from release to release on Norwegian label Losen Records is the fact, that no album will sound anything like the last. Home to young talents, such as the Icelandic pianist Ingi Bjarni Skúlason or the Russian saxophone virtuoso Masha Art, as well as old hands along ...

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Anders Jormin: Poems For Orchestra

Read "Poems For Orchestra" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Swedish bassist and composer Anders Jormin has been recording since the mid 1980s, playing with greats such as his countryman Bobo Stenson, American saxophonist Charles Lloyd and Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko among others. Since his debut as a leader for ECM in 2001, he has kept close to the label. But the concept on Poems for ...

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Bobo Stenson Trio: War Orphans

Read "War Orphans" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Manfred Eicher started ECM Records in 1969. Fifty years later, in 2019, with over 1500 releases to its name, the label continues to offer up compelling and unclassifiable music. And since the catalog is deep, and early-in-the-effort recordings have become harder to find, ECM periodically re-releases some of these gems, tagging them Touchstones. Early ...

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Bobo Stenson: Contra la indecision

Read "Contra la indecision" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Con Bobo Stenson siamo di fronte a uno dei volti caratteristici scaturiti dalla scena musicale del Nord Europa: quello segnato dalla raffinatezza timbrica, dallo scandaglio armonico, dalla ricerca melodica ricca di sfumature e digressioni che per certi versi fa riferimento a Bill Evans, ma ne anestetizza la forza dinamica, la nettezza tagliente, i bagliori di fulmine. ...

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Ferenc Snetberger: Titok

Read "Titok" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Dopo il disco dal vivo con cui ha esordito per la ECM, il chitarrista ungherese Ferenc Snetberger ritorna con un nuovo lavoro, questa volta in trio con il contrabbassista Anders Jormin e il batterista Joey Baron. La presenza di una sezione ritmica rende l'elemento jazzistico più marcato che nel precedente lavoro realizzato in solitudine, e fa ...


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