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Nordstrom, Fredrik: Live in Coimbra (Clean Feed)

Fredrick Nordstrom's 60s inspired jazz places itself in the Ornette Coleman heritage, with references also to Blue Note artists like Bobby Hutcherson.
 

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Fredrick Nordstrom-tenor sax

Fredrick Rundqvist-drums

Mats Äleklint-trombone

Mattias Ståhl-vibraphones

Torbjorn Zetterberg-bass


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UPC: 5609063001198

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF119
Squidco Product Code: 10369

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded live on November the 5th 2005 at Teatro Académico Gil Vicente in Coimbra, Portugal by Luís Delgado / Mixed and mastered at Blue Nord Studio in Stockholm, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström.

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"Inspired in the American jazz of the Sixties, but with a North European perspective of inquestionable modernity, Fredrik Nordström imposed himself already as one of the most powerful and intriguing saxophonists in the tenor variant coming from the Old Continent. His prestige as a performer is extensive to the compositional work he's developing, such is the richness of ideas in terms of harmony and rhythm presented by his quintet. With trombonist Mats Äleklint replacing Magnus Broo and his trumpet and Torbjörn Zetterberg ocupying the position of the double bass instead of Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, but keeping Mattias Ståhl-vibraphone) and Fredrik Rundqvist-drums) at their posts, this live CD recorded in Coimbra, Portugal, presents a renewed band with the same objectives defined since the beginning: elasticity of style and afirmative drive. Adding a new voice to the lineage of tenors with robust sound, it's nevertheless in the Ornette Coleman heritage that we can place Nordström. And that even if "Live in Coimbra" has more connections with the Blue Note catalogue and the Bobby Hutcherson groups in the golden period of this master vibraphonist than with the harmolodic concepts. The album includes two pieces never recorded before, "Yakiniku" and "Mister Barista", and a version of a song by none other than the pop singer Björk, "Cocoon", and it's a blast, showing this project in the ideal of contexts when the music in question is jazz: a concert. Bravo."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

"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)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Yakiniku 8:02

2. Russian T 5:53

3. No Longer 9:37

4. In Motian 6:02

5. Cocoon 7:28

6. Pizza Girl 12:00

7. Mister Barista 10:02

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