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The trio composed by pianist Stefano Falcone, drummer Giuseppe D’Alessandro and bass player Ilaria Capalbo outlines an idea of music that is eloquent and purpose-driven, originating from the band’s cohesive sound and strong creative urgency. A fearless attitude to improvisation and extemporary practices together with grounded composition work make up for a bold sound that strikes as being equally fresh in approach and rooted in the idioms of jazz tradition and classical European music. The personalities of the band members, who have been collaborating in other projects for the last few years, are different yet complementary: Falcone’s intellectual, narrative piano playing is met by Capalbo’s expressive intensity and keen sense of melody while D’Alessandro’s chiseled, sensitive drumming brings to the foreground the propulsive force and rhythmic variety of this ensemble. The first recorded work of the trio is a concept album dedicated and inspired by the life and vision of jazz pianist Lennie Tristano, which includes elaborations and arrangements of some of his tunes as well as original compositions by all band members.

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Viktor Skokic

Composer, arranger and bass player based in Stockholm, Sweden, mainly focusing on contemporary jazz and improvised music, with a strong emphasis on rhythm and an exploratory approach to melody and harmony. Writing music for small as well as large ensembles, Viktor is always aiming at fully exploiting the potential of the format at hand.

Apart from working in the field of contemporary jazz, Viktor regularly appears as an arranger and bass player in a wide range of contexts, all the way from experimental indie to children's music.

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Andreas Hellkvist

Expressive, virtouoso and playful – words commonly used to describe the artistry of Swedish Hammond organ player Andreas Hellkvist. Rooted in the soul jazz tradition he has developed a unique style of his own. With his two hands on the manuals and stops and a rarely seen left foot groove on the pedals he utlilizes the full potential of the Hammond B3. Andreas discovered the Hammond organ in his late teens during the organ jazz revival of the 90s. There and then, he decided to focus entirely on this instrument, to learn all the ins and outs and how to use it in its entierty. The soul jazz originating from the organ scene of the 60s were his first inspiration and still remains the core of his playing, but his current style reflects a significantly wider spectrum of influences

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Erik Borelius

Erik Borelius, guitar-player, singer and composer, has worked professionally with music since 1986. During these 33 years he has released thirteen albums, eleven through his own company and two during his time at EMI. In 1994 Erik received a Swedish Grammy for the album “SexTioTvå” – the best instrumental album in 1993 and the first recorded under Erik’s own label EB Music. The following year he was nominated with the album “Duende”. Erik’s music is often described as a peculiar blend of styles and as a guitar player he is praised for using his outstanding technique in a tasteful manner. In 1984 Erik sent a demo to EMI

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Johannes Burström

Johannes Burström has been working professionally as a composer, musician, sound designer and programmer since 2006, when he got a bachelor's degree from department of jazz and improvised music in Malmö, Sweden. Besides playing the double and electric basses, he's also a prolific composer for stage and film and works as a programmer within audiovisual media.

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Marius Billgobenson

“I am a little fly trying to provoke elephants,” shares singer-songwriter Marius Billgobenson. “Music is my tool to passionately affect change worldwide” Marius is an award-winning anthropologist, a fiery advocate, and something of an ethnomusicologist and a curator of cultures. With his words, his music, and his life, he’s telling the world stories they need hear about marginalized people, environmental issues, and human rights. Marius’s invigorating blend of jazz instrumentation with indigenous African music seeks to bring awareness to disenfranchised communities. His passion and purpose are sharing the culture and concerns of his native land of the Congo River Basin—particularly, the plight of the Forest People, sometimes referred to as the “Pygmies” who reside in the Congo rainforest—but his message reverberates universally

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Patrik Boman

CV Patrik Boman bass player, composer, arranger and producer Born 10/10 1964 Education: Malmö Academy of Music (Malmö faculty of fine performing arts) 1984-1985 Classical music Royal Collage of Music in Stockholm 1987-1988 Jazz Royal Collage of Music in Stockholm 2007-2009 Degree of Master (two years) in music Started playing jazz, and double bass, at 14 years old so I´ve been playing for 37 years now. Turned professional at 22 years old with the legendary swedish jazz pianist Lars Sjösten Quartet, so I´ve been playing professionally for 29 years. Lars Sjösten Quartet collaborated with, among others, artists like Benny Bailey and Bill Barron. I produced and arranged (together with pianist Peter Nordahl) as well as playing the bass on the very successful albums ”When Did You Leave Heaven” and ”Back to Earth” with Lisa Ekdahl and Peter Nordahl Trio


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