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Berthling, Johan: Bjornhorn (thanatosis produktion)

An extended 7-part solo improvisation from Swedish double bassist Johan Berthling (Angles, Fire!, Nacka Forum, Sten Sandell Trio, &c) using magnificent technique, timing and pacing in a diverse set that includes a reference to Charlie Hayden's "Turiya".
 

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UPC: 7320470260357

Label: thanatosis produktion
Catalog ID: THTCD12
Squidco Product Code: 31764

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio Rymden, in Stockholm, Sweden, in Feburary, 2021, by Daniel Bengtson.

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An extended 7-part solo improvisation from Swedish double bassist Johan Berthling (Angles, Fire!, Nacka Forum, Sten Sandell Trio, &c) using magnificent technique, timing and pacing in a diverse set that includes a reference to Charlie Hayden's "Turiya".


Artist Biographies

"Johan Berthling (* 1973 in Stockholm ) is a Swedish jazz and improvisational musician ( contrabass , electric bass , also piano ).

Berthling studied at the Royal Music College in Stockholm from 1996-1998 . Since then, he has worked in the Swedish and international jazz and improvisation scene in various ensembles including David Stackenäs , Raymond Strid , Fredrik Ljungkvist , Sten Sandell , Paal Nilssen-Love , Akira Sakata , Mats Gustafsson , Jonas Kullhammar and the Christer Bothén Acoustic Ensemble. In the field of jazz, he was involved in 23 recording sessions between 1996 and 2014. He also worked with folkmusicist and songwriter Nicolai Dunger ( roasting och herren , 2007)."

-Wikipedia translated by Google (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Berthling)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Bjornhorn I 6:34

2. Bjornhorn II 4:50

3. Bjornhorn III 3:23

4. Bjornhorn IV 4:48

5. Bjornhorn V 6:19

6. Bjornhorn VI 4:38

7. Bjornhorn VII 6:51

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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Stringed Instruments
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