Jonas Kullhammar

Basement Sessions - Vol. 3 (CF 308 CD)

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2013

Basement Sessions - Vol. 3

Jonas Kullhammar

Clean Feed

5609063003086

FEE 142724

CF 308 CD

JAZZ

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Basement Sessions - Vol. 3

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CD 13,21 €

At the third volume of its “Basement Sessions”, the Jonas Kullhammar / Torbjorn Zetterberg / Espen Aalberg trio brings a fourth element to the “mutated hardbop” concept they’ve been putting to practice: Jørgen Mathisen. The Norwegian tenor saxophonist is the perfect match to Kullhammar’s twin sax – he has a similar power drive and the same connection to the tenor jazz tradition (the one going through Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane) than the Swedish musician. Finding them together in this live recording at a very special session before the audience got in, for their appearance at the Ljubljana Jazz Festival is a joy for the ears. Side by side they improvise inside (and out) everyone’s compositions (plus a surprising rendition to Marilyn Mazur's Fresk Baglæns) and topping one of the most propulsive rhythmic sections in Europe today, provided by the always surprising Zetterberg and Aalberg. If you thought, by listening to Mathisen’s work with Shagma, The Core and Zanussi Five, he was a Kullhammar’s rival in the Scandinavian scene, think again: here they are in a collaborative set, never indulging in a “who blows more and play faster” combat. The music sounds old school, mixing references of the years when hardbop transitioned to free jazz, but make sure: what you find here isn’t a passive reproduction of the Fifties. A must.

PERSONNEL:

JONAS KULLHAMMAR, tenor sax, flute
JORGEN MATHISEN, tenor sax
TORBJORN ZETTERBERG, bass
ESPEN AALBERG, drums

TRACKS:

01. Basement
02. Allting Kan Gå Itu
03. Master of What
04. Fresk Baglæns
05. Rough 2
06. Sekar Jepun