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Saxophonist Fredrik Nordstrom releases two sides of his music, the hard-hitting "Gentle Fire" and the more contemplative "Restless Dreams" in a 2 CD release with Gerald Cleaver on drums and Swedish jazz musicians Jonas Ostholm on piano and Torbjourn Zetterberg on double bass.

Nordstrom, Fredrik
Gentle Fire, Restless Dreams [2 CDs]

Nordstrom, Fredrik : Gentle Fire, Restless Dreams [2 CDs] (Moserobie Music)

Label: Moserobie Music    
Released in: Norway    

"Fredrik Nordstrom is back with a new double album! Since his debut in 2000 he has been one of the most unique individuals on the Swedish jazz scene. His solid discography has established fans world wide. On this new studio album he convinces on the tenor in a classic quartet setting. Recorded in February 2016 during a Sweden tour with master drummer Gerald Cleaver (USA) and some of Sweden's most interesting jazz musicians of today. This double album could be seen as two individual sides, the progressive and urban swinging "Gentle Fire" and the laid back and reflective "Restless Dreams"."-Moserobie

"Fredrik Nordström (1974) is a Swedish saxophonist. He made his debut album Urgency in 2000, and since than many albums were released. Nordstrom was member of a lot of different groups e.g. trio with Palle Danielsson and Fredrik Rundqvist, the band VIBB, and co-leader for Dog Out and SURD. In 2002 Nordstrom was elected in Sweden the Jazz -artist of the year. He contributed to many artists and bands like Bobo Stenson, Mat Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Tim Hagans, Björn Yttling and Lindha Kallerdahl."

-Theovaneldik (

"Jonas Östholm, piano: Is one of the Swedish jazz's most interesting young pianists at the moment. Has been heard in Swedish high-profile groups such as The Stoner (Nils Berg) and Oskar Schönning, but also with Rigmor Gustafsson, Nils Landgren Unit, Jeanette Lindström and Karl-Martin Almqvist Quartet."

-Radio Swiss Jazz (

"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 (

"Gerald Cleaver (born May 4, 1963) is an African-American jazz drummer from Detroit, Michigan. Cleaver's father is drummer John Cleaver Jr., originally from Springfield, Ohio, and his mother was from Greenwood, Mississippi. Gerald had six older siblings. Cleaver joined the jazz faculty at the University of Michigan in 1995. He has performed or recorded with Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Vitou , Michael Formanek, Tomasz Sta ko, Franck Amsallem and others.

Under the name Veil of Names, Cleaver released an album called Adjust on the Fresh Sounds New Talent label in 2001. It featured Maneri, Ben Monder, Andrew Bishop, Craig Taborn and Reid Anderson and was a Best Debut Recording Nominee by the Jazz Journalists Association. Cleaver currently leads the groups Uncle June, Black Host, Violet Hour and NiMbNl as well as working as a sideman with many different artists."

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Product Information:

UPC: 7320470217856

Label: Moserobie Music
Catalog ID: MMPCD106
Squidco Product Code: 23026

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Norway
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Kingside Sudio in Gnesta, Sweden on Feburary 16th and 17th, 2016 by Otto Wellton.


Fredrik Nordstrom-tenor saxophone

Jonas Ostholm-piano

Torbjourn Zetterberg-double bass

Gerald Cleaver-drums

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Track Listing:


1. Crossed Roads 7:48

2. Going Home 8:06

3. Tosca 5:11

4. Under The Midnght Sun 7:54

5. Coffee With Dip 6:26

6. Vintage 10:31

7. Moon River 4:23


1. KK 7:29

2. The Old Ballerina 11:09

3. Black Chocolate Stout 7:25

4. Volcano Ballad 9:55

5. Don't Bley Me 6:31

6. Sjosavagen 9:22

7. Everlasting Moments 4:40