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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Karl-Martin Almqvist, saxophonist and composer, is one of the most uniquely personal voices found on the Swedish jazz scene today. He comes from the town of Karlstad, which he left at the age of 18 to take up his studies in music at Skurups Folkhögskola, continuing at the Conservatory of Music in Malmö, then moving on to the Mannes College of Music in New York City in 1994, where he remained for about two years. There Karl-Martin studied with musicians such as George Garzone, Bob Mintzer, Richie Beirach and Reggie Workman. In autumn 1996 he returned to Sweden, and 1998 he made Stockholm his home....
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”It's been said before but I say it again , Karl-Martin is one Sweden's most lyrical tenor saxophone players. And on Full Circle--he makes no exception from his style. It is a well rounded record where Almqvist shows his incredible ability of the melodic language.” --Patrik Boström, NSD

“Almqvist has such a widely versatile artistic expression. There is depth, and he means it; maybe presence is a better word, or conviction. Authenticity‡ is maybe one of the greater qualities, since with Almqvist there is never the question of a technical demonstration of dexterity, instead, always a strong sense of communication within the group.” --Ingrid Strömdahl, SvD

“On this recording Almqvist's artistic side has reached it's full bloom...

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Featured recording “Stretching the Portfolio”

Stretching the Portfolio

Prophone Records
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    Karl-Martin Almqvist

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