Anders Jormin

Anders Jormin was born 1957 in Jönköping, Sweden. After intense studies, he left Musikhögskolan in Göteborg with diplomas in double-bass and improvisation / pedagogy in 1979.

Today as a doublebass-player and composer, AJ is a frequent and highly respected performer on the international concert scene. As a musician in great demand, AJ has recorded and toured with many of the legends in jazz. Among others : Gilberto Gil, Lee Konitz, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Don Cherry, Charles Lloyd, Mike Mainieri, Joe Lovano, and Jack deJohnette, as well as Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangelsdorff, Tomasz Stanko, Dino Saluzzi, John Surman, John Taylor, Mark Feldman , Paul Motian, Joey Baron, Tom Rainey , Jon Balke, Vertavo string quartet , Ann-Sofi von Otter, Norma Winstone and Marilyn Crispell. For many years, AJ was also a front figure in one of Scandinavias foremost ensembles, “Entra”.

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”The sound he gets, the fills he executes, his soloing ability in and out of chord changes is amazing. For me he is one of the world's greatest bassists.”

(Dave Liebman, Hunters and Gatherers)

“Jormin is a treasure - everything a bassist should be”

(Down beat, USA)

“Formidable Jormin's mastery came through in his solointroductions. He is one of the finest living jazzbassists, whose instrumental command and intonation are so seamless, he makes it look easier than it is. He is a virtuoso, but deep, natural musicality prevents him from grandstanding”.

(Los Angeles Times)

On his CD “Silvae”:

“Anders Jormin is, both as a composer and soloist, a magician of absolute worldclass......What a constellation! This piece of art sounds fantastic! Brilliant music.”

(OJ, Sweden)

“Anders Jormin who must be counted among the most interesting jazz bassists in the world continues introducing us to his incredibly strong compositions and studio groups ......

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Albums

Anders Jormin / Lena Willemark / Karin Nakagawa: Trees of Light
Anders Jormin / Lena...
ECM Records
2015
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Between Always And Never
Between Always And...
Swedish Society
2013
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Ad Lucem
Ad Lucem
ECM Records
2012
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Aviaja
Aviaja
Footprint Records
2006
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Aviaja
Dragon Records
2005
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Xieyi
Xieyi
ECM Records
2005
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