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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hanksgiving - A Tribute to Hank Mobley - Companion Mixtape

Read "Hanksgiving - A Tribute to Hank Mobley - Companion Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This mixtape is a fun-filled companion to the two parts of our show “Hanksgiving -A Tribute to Hank Mobley," giving even more insight in the legacy of Hank Mobley as a saxophonist and composer through some of his gems and some of the best renditions of his tunes. [Listen to Part 1 and Part 2]

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Article: Album Review

Rigmor Gustafsson: When You Make Me Smile

Read "When You Make Me Smile" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Rigmor Gustaffson's extensive discography, stretching back to 1997, has seen the Swedish vocalist working with major jazz musicians such as Jacky Terrasson and Eric Harland. When You Make Me Smile is her sixth album on the ACT Music label--all of which have included “You" in the title. Gustafsson is a subtle vocalist--no over-the-top melodrama or blues ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Jonas Kullhammar Old and New Ways

Read "Jonas Kullhammar Old and New Ways" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Swedish great saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar always knew to position his musical activities in a rich historical, musical and artistic context, often with a sharp sense of humor. His tenor playing owes much to such great American post-bop sax players as John Coltrane (and his quartet covered recently Coltrane seminal A Love Supreme), but also to iconic ...

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4003

Label: Prophone Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Deciphering The Message; The Thing To Do; Idle Moments; Prism; Isotope; Sonnet For Caesar; Infra-Rae; Extempore; Una Mas; My Grooove, Your Move; Roll Call; Driftin'.

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Cecilia Wennerstrom

Read "Take Five With Cecilia Wennerstrom" reviewed by Cecilia Wennerstrom


Meet Cecilia Wennerstrom:Cecilia Wennerstrom is a Swedish saxophonist who has received several awards by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. During the '80s, she led the band Salamander and released several albums on Dragon Records. During the '90s, she led her own quartet and released records through Four Leaf Clover. Recently she formed Wela Records/Plugged. ...

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Article: Album Review

Jonas Holgersson: 4003

Read "4003" reviewed by Chris Mosey


Four young Swedish musicians and one expat Englishman attempt to reverently recreate hard bop from the 1950s and '60s. The title, 4003, was the catalogue number for Art Blakey's Moanin' (Blue Note, 1958). The album features 12 numbers, most of them considered classics, by the likes of saxophonists Hank Mobley and Clifford Jordan, guitarist Grant Green, ...

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Article: Album Review

Jacob Karlzon 3: More

Read "More" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Pianist/composer Jacob Karlzon--Swedish Radio's 2010 Jazz Musician Of The Year--is difficult to pigeonhole. He's an improviser, a solo artist, a composer and an accompanist, with a longstanding musical relationship with singer Viktoria Tolstoy. In his 20-year career he's released half a dozen albums under his own name and appeared on around 40 others. The Jacob Karlzon ...

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Snick Snack

Label: Moserobie
Released: 2011
Track listing: Snick Snack; Solo no.1; Message Enclosed; Yellow Duet; Low 5; Solo no.2; Sweet Kiss; Lagom; Danish Steel; Solo no.3; Third Party.

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Article: Album Review

Jonas Holgersson: Snick Snack

Read "Snick Snack" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Swedish drummer Jonas Holgersson's trio releases its first recording of original music, its apparent appreciation of the jazz tradition balanced by the manifestation of a kind of composed stoicism that makes Snick Snackan unimpeachable session.Holgersson has held the drum chair in bands led by both saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar and trumpeter Magnus Broo. This debut ...


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