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J/L Duo + Adrian Knight and Frew Elfineh Taha: Ismalfa [VINYL] (thanatosis produktion)

A cohesive suite in eight parts on dynamics, tone and vocal narration in acoustic jazz from the joining of the 20+ year Swedish duo project J/L Duo of saxophonist Johan Jutterstrom and drummer/percussionist Andreas Hiroui Larsson, Brooklyn-based pianist Adrian Knight and vocalist/lyricist Frew Elfineh Taha (also known under the moniker Black Fist).

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UPC: 7320470255414

Label: thanatosis produktion
Catalog ID: THTDL6
Squidco Product Code: 30637

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Sweden
Packaging: LP
Recorded at KHIMAIRA, in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 16th, 17th and 18th, 2019, by Johan Jutterstrom.


Andreas Hiroui Larsson-drums, cymbals

Johan Jutterstrom- saxophones

Adrian Knight-piano

Frew Elfineh Taha-text, voice

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Artist Biographies:

"Andreas Hiroui Larsson is an aesthetician, artist, artistic researcher, and musician. He lives in Stockholm. His works are published by Nutida Musik (SWE), Firework Edition and Firework Edition Records (SWE), Peter Lang New York (US), Relative Pitch (US), Lethe (SWE/NO), Found You Recordings (SWE), Olof Bright (SWE/AT), Thanatosis Produktion (SWE), Pink Pamphlet (US), Ermatell (RU) and FMR (GB). His works are held in the collections of Princeton University Library (US), University Library Dresden (DE), Stockholm Public Library (SE), and Sachsska Children's Hospital in Stockholm (SE)."

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Johan Jutterström is a Swedish woodwind player, known for the groups Belle, Crime Scenes, J/L Duo, and STHLM Svaga.

-Discogs, Johan Jutterstr website (

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"Adrian Knight (born 1987 in Uppsala, Sweden) is a composer, songwriter and musician living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Between 2006 and 2009 he studied with PŠr Lindgren and Jesper Nordin at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and between 2009 and 2011 with David Lang, Christopher Theofanidis, Martin Bresnick and Ezra Laderman at the Yale School of Music in New Haven. He is a member of a pop group, Blue Jazz TV, as well as ambient duo Private Elevators and the experimental jazz collective Synthetic Love Dream Ensemble. His musical style usually revolves around a self-deprecating morose aesthetic.

His music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Living Earth Show, the Swedish Wind Ensemble, Red Light New Music, loadbang, Yale Philharmonia and Kungliga Musikhšgskolans Symfoniorkester. In 2011, he composed the music for a Yale School of Drama production of Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. Since 2008, he has operated what he calls Òthe smallest record label in the worldÓ, Pink Pamphlet.

Knight's works are published by Schott Music New York through their new digital initiative Project Schott New York, Svensk Musik and Pink Pamphlet. He is a member of Fylkingen and the Society of Swedish Composers."

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track listing:


1. Ismalfa A I 04:15

2. Ismalfa A II 09:58

3. Ismalfa A III 04:54

4. Ismalfa A IV 01:05


1. Ismalfa B I 04:13

2. Ismalfa B II 02:54

3. Ismalfa B III 03:40

4. Ismalfa B IV 02:26
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"Soon celebrating 20 years as a duo, on Ismalfa J/L Duo team up with Brooklyn-based composer/musician Adrian Knight and vocalist/lyricist Frew Elfineh Taha (also known under the moniker Black Fist). A cohesive suite in eight parts, Ismalfa is a powerful statement of dynamic and forward-looking acoustic jazz."- thanatosis produktion

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