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An amazing jazz quartet with saxophonist Alberto Pinton and Jonas Kullhammar (Moserobie Music), music inspired by the 50s & 60s Blue Note style with a 21st century edge.

Pinton / Kullhammar / Zetterberg / Nordeson

Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"Jazz turns open and flexible again with this quartet. The music follows the historic grammars of bop and the "new thing", but from there grows a strong appetite for the future. Energy and form are the most important musical coordinates of the project Chant, and the sense of equilibrium with which the band articulates composed structures and improvisation, inspired by the Fifties and Sixties American jazz, and very specially by the Blue Note aesthetic, is very much in evidence. This particular association of musicians was proposed by Clean Feed's boss, Pedro Costa, and its first public presentation was a three day series of concerts in Coimbra, Portugal - all the pieces in this album were recorded live there. The musicians involved are some of the best coming from the Swedish scene. Born in Italy, but living in Stockholm, Alberto Pinton is undoubtedly one of the most important baritone saxophonists in the Old Continent. Continuing the steps of Sonny Rollins, Jonas Kullhammar plays the tenor sax with vigour, a round sound and an ever-ending imagination. The bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg may be Mingusian in style, but he has a very personal vision of the role filled by the double bass. Drummer Kjell Nordeson has many credentials as a free improviser, but he also knows how to swing. With a characteristic European elegancy and a truly American drive, Chant has the particularity of not confusing urgency with simplification. Each idea is explored to the limit and that explorative factor makes wonders."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001563

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 156
Squidco Product Code: 12018

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded June 12, 13 and 14th 2008 by Joao Ferraz. Mixed and mastered by Jonas Kullhammar in Studio Moserobie.


Alberto Pinton-baritone saxophone, clarinet

Jonas Kullhammar-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone

Torbjorn Zetterberg-double bass

Kjell Nordeson-drums, vibraphone

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Track Listing:

1. Chantarello 8:14

2. Soul Samurai 5:41

3. Martyricon 7:58

4. Chantpagne 6:50

5. Den Stora Vantan 9:15

6. How Much Can You Take in One Evening 5:42

7. Cross/For Bluiett 2:10

8. Oslo Undercover 7:21

9. Let Ring 8:00

10. Mount Everest 8:27

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