Following the traditions of the saxophone trio, tenor & baritone player Jonas Kullhammar releases this studio album of irrepressible compositions performed with bassist Tobjorn Zetterberg and drummer Espen Aalberg.
Kullhammar / Zetterberg / Aalberg
Basement Sessions Vol.1
Label: Clean Feed
Released in: Portugal
"The saxophone trio format (sax + bass + drums) goes back to the Fifties and hard bop. Very specially, to the Sonny Rollins trios with this instrumental configuration. When every tenor sax player is in some way connected to the John Coltrane's legacy, Jonas Kullhammar main reference is the other protagonist of the "sheets of sound" playing approach. Another big influence we can recognize in the Swedish musician is the one coming from Charles Brackeen, one of the inventors of the Sixties "new thing".
This trio with Torbjorn Zetterberg and Espen Aalberg can seem, in a superficial audition, somewhat old fashioned, but it's something else what is really in question with this first volume of the "Basement Sessions": authenticity. This is music coming from a specific tradition and it's totally committed to it. Zetterberg and Aalberg can walk other paths in their own projects, but here they're one with Kullhammar in the purpose to take hard bop out of the museum."-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 246
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Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by Jonas Kullhammar. Mixed by Jonas and Espen Aalberg in Studio Moserobie, Stockholm.
Jonas Kullhammar-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Torbjorn Zetterberg-double bass
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3. Den Stora Väntan 9:10
4. Pontiac 7:04
5. Shadow 7:56
6. Sillsallaten 1:32