Joel Grip, as a bassist and producer, plays a great role in the
new generation of improvisers in Europe. Umlaut Records
opened up for new forms of organizing collectives of musicians
internationally. Hagenfesten in Dala-Floda is a stand-alone
festival, making people meet. Besides touring with groups like
Peeping Tom, Eve Risser Trio or SNUS, Joel Grip's intense
improvisation is heard in solo, duos or larger improvising
in greater Europe, USA and Asia.
As an energetic double bassist and producer, Joel Grip plays
a great role for the new scenes of improvised music in Europe.
By founding the label Umlaut Records, he opened up for
creative forms of organizing collectives of musicians and
promoting their music internationally