Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Axel Mårdsjö - New Modernism (ABROVINSCH RECORDS 2017)

This is the wonderful debut from Swedish sax-player and composer extraordinaire, Axel Mårdsjö. The album was recorded live in concert at Artisten in Gothenburg, in the end of May 2017. With him on stage is some of the finest contemporary jazz musicians that you can find in Gothenburg, and it's evident in the sound.

The compositions show a wide range of Axel's musicality and skill as a composer. Layered rythms are mixed with complex and beautiful harmony. Allways highly musical and allways swinging.

1 Layers 9:41
2 Desert Song 9:17
3 A R 0:55
4 Pentacruel 6:31
5 Murviel Les Beziers 9:39
6 Velour 7:15
7 Hoary 6:08
8 A L 2:07
9 Time Machine 9:17

Axel Mårdsjö - Alto sax and composition
Olof Wullt - Guitars
Adam Lindbom - Double Bass
Stefan Wingefors - Piano
Adam Ross - Drums