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Fredrik Ljungkvist

CV Fredrik Ljungkvist Fredrik Ljungkvist was born in Kristinehamn in Sweden 1969. Brought up in a musical home (his father is a saxophoneplayer as well) he early chosed the path to music. He moved to Stockholm -89 to studie at the Royal Academy of Music and played with some of the leading bands in Stockholm as, Fredrik Norén Band, Lina Nyberg group and Per "Texas" Johansson band. In 1993 he formed his own group (Fredrik Ljungkvist quartet) that also released two CDs (Falling papers 1995 and Sonic space 1997). Fredrik Ljungkvist is considered one of Swedens most talented and interesting saxophoneplayers right now

Inland Empire

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Inland Empire; Truffle Pigs and Katmandu Stray Dogs; Jag Vet Inte; Surf Curl; Hindsight Bias; Fighter.

Zauberberg

Label: Kullen Reko
Released: 2020
Track listing: Zauberberg, Sweet Science; Shrink; Red Ponds; Rocks 'n Stein; Megaphone; Obstacles.

The Clouds

Label: Hoob Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Clouds; Introduction: (The Advisor); The Advisor; Std. Stop; Humankind; The Bone Marrow Gardens; Vancouver; The Circle Song; Cloud Gazing.

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New Releases from Felice Clemente, Jorma Tapio, Øyvind Skarbø and More!

Read "New Releases from Felice Clemente, Jorma Tapio, Øyvind Skarbø and More!" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week I have a selection of new releases from Europe with music from Finland with Jorma Tapio, from Norway with Øyvind Skarbø and friends, and Russian jazzers BROM. I am also focusing on an excellent solo album from Italian saxophonist Felice Clemente. There's some Latin sounds from Bocana and John Finbury and to round things ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mattias Risberg's Mining: Zauberberg

Read "Zauberberg" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Swedish pianist Mattias Risberg has teamed up with a range of well-known northern European born or based improvisers, including saxophonist Fredrik Ljungkvist and vocalist Jennie Abrahamson. He remains largely unknown in the U.S. but garnered well-deserved attention for And Now the Queen--A Tribute to Carla Bley (Lilalo records, 2016), a duo recording with Ljungkvist. Risberg ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lina Nyberg: The Clouds

Read "The Clouds" reviewed by Troy Dostert

In a career spanning almost three decades--her first release, Close (Prophone), with Esbjörn Svensson, dates from 1993-- vocalist, composer and arranger Lina Nyberg has worked with many of the finest musicians in the Swedish jazz scene to create a truly formidable body of work. Nineteen albums later, her creativity shows no signs of abating. In fact, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joakim Milder, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Pär-Ola Landin, Christopher Cantillo: Trädet

Read "Trädet" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Chi fosse alla ricerca di un disco che rievoca l'estetica del free jazz degli albori senza suonare inattuale, può ascoltare questo Trädet. Il lavoro, allo stesso tempo di recupero e rinnovamento del linguaggio, è ben svolto da un quartetto collaborativo (cioè senza leader) al suo esordio discografico, ma composto da musicisti già affermati: il sassofonista Joakim ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Milder - Ljungkvist - Landæus - Augustson - Rundqvist: The Music Of Anders Garstedt

Read "The Music Of Anders Garstedt" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Non era il debole sole del Nord ad animare la musica di Anders Garstedt ma un coinvolgimento nel modern mainstream anni cinquanta, sia statunitense che europeo. Parliamo al passato perchè il trombettista svedese è scomparso a soli trentun anni nel 2000. Era nato a Karlstad la città prospicente il lago Vänern e dopo aver studiato il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mattias Risberg's Mining: Live In Stripa

Read "Live In Stripa" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Science is beginning to acknowledge that life on earth probably began under the surface and not in some ocean. Millions of years ago, the atmosphere was so acidic, it could not support life. But underground, the conditions were ripe for single cell organisms to thrive. Today scientists discover bacteria that live nearly a mile underground without ...


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