The saxophone trio of Jonas Kullhammar, bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg and drummer Espen Aalberg, the 2nd release in their Basement Sessions merging bop and free European forms in masterful ways.
Kullhammar / Aalberg / Zetterberg
Basement Sessions Vol. 2
Label: Clean Feed
Released in: Portugal
"Second chapter of the Basement legendary sessions by the trio of saxophone ace Jonas Kullhammar, bass wizard Torbjörn Zetterberg and master drummer Espen Aalberg. Old fashioned sound exploring the natural dynamics of the instruments in a way surprisingly no one does anymore. This shouldn't be mistaken with old fashioned music , this time playing mostly Mr. Aalberg's compositions plus one rendition of Bent Rosengren tune, "Gluck".
The trio moves in classic territory as form and sound is concerned, this is a saxophone trio without a question, but behind it one can hear that this music couldn't be played in the fifities or sixties as the three players bring their updated background both in composition and playing. No one here can be mistaken for their elder influences even if you can also find them here. Once more hard bop is taken out of the museum in a way you can barely listen to these days. Autheticity remains one of the strongest point on this informal session where jazz is played in a trully (a)live set."-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 293
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Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded and mastered by Jonas Kullhammar, mixed by Jonas Kullhammar and Espen Aalberg in Studio Moserobie, Stockholm, Sweden.
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1. Moksha 9:49
2. Oort Cloud 6:59
3. Gluck 5:54
4. Triton 9:26
5. One for Joe 7:50
6. Elvins birthday song 7:22
7. Moserobie Blues 9:59