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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"Torbjörn Zetterberg (born 10 May 1976) is a Swedish jazz musician (double bass) and composer, known from collaborations with Jonas Kullhammar.
Zetterberg attended Södra Latin och Fridhems Folkhögskola in Svalöv but was first recognised as bassist when he studied at Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm still very young. Here he studied bass under guidance of Jan Adefelt. Soon he joined drummer Fredrik Norén's band together with the saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar. Already at this point one could sense that he would become a prominent figure in the Swedish jazz scene. Now his name is firmly rooted in the vibrant progressive selection as the new jazz generation.
He went through a personal crisis and did not record as a bandleader for more than seven years. Zetterberg was uncomfortable with his career and in 2010 he decided to leave the urban life including his bass, and moved to a Buddhist temple. There he resided for a year and still spends half of his time there in 2016. This existential crisis led to the production of the album Och Den Stora Frågan ("And the Big Question" in Swedish) in 2014. Here he collaborated with well known musicians from his earlier career, like the Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and drummer Jon Fält, known from albums with pianist Bobo Stenson's trio. The album is "charged with joyful urgency, shiny optimism and confident flowing energy, despite the doubts and uncertainties that accompany any creative, artistic process", the reporter of All About Jazz stated in 2014."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torbj%C3%B6rn_Zetterberg)
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 156
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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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