Hans Olding

Born: February 21, 1975    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Hans Olding

Guitarist from Stockholm, Sweden. Active in several groups including his own quartet and The Olding/Kannaste Four. He has toured in several countries and played with musicians like Daniel Humair, Mats Gustafsson, Magnus Broo, Karl-Martin Almqvist, Fredrik Norén etc.

“The group is an excellent example of where the young modern jazz is at right now. They have accomplished their own sound where the guitar and the saxophone lay out a soft web of sound on top of the walking bass line and the reflective drumming. The beautiful guitar really stands on its own. Olding moves around lyrically with a strong feeling for melody. [...] A curious listener shouldn't walk by Olding's gang which really is one of the most interesting new additions to the scene from the last couple of years.” Göran Olson” DIG jazz (Sweden’s leading web based jazz magazine)

“Olding's playing and writing is solid on every tune...No Space is a strong outing for the Olding. It is a showcase for his strong compositional and arranging techniques, as well as his ability to lead an ensemble by example in every note he plays.” Matthew Warnock “All About Jazz, US

As a Leader

No Place Like Home
El DIngo Records/Plugged
1. Between Olympics
2. Afro Tune
3. A New Deal
4. Cope With Me
5. Olding Swing
6. Unfiltered
7. I Wash the City off My Skin (No Place Like Home).

Personnel: Hans Olding:guitar, Linus Lindblom: tenor saxophone, Pär-Ola Landin: bass, Chris Montgomery: drums, Mattias Ståhl: vibes (1,2), Fredrik Ljungkvist:clarinet (7)
Hans Olding - No Space

El Dingo Records/Plugged
1. Chez Gladines
2. New Directions
3. Three/Four
4. No Space
5. Generation Why?
6. Waiting for G
7. Just Don't
8. Departure (for Andrew Hill)

Personnel: Linus Lindblom: tenor sax, Hans Olding: guitar, Pär-Ola Landin-bass, Sebastian Voegler: drums + Nils Janson: trumpet (2)
As a co-leader

The Olding/Kannaste Four - Reinventing The Wheel

El Dingo Records/Plugged
1. El Diablo
2. Kiss the Joy
3. A Fresh Start
4. Escapism
5. Häpiä
6. P.S.T.
7. Soma
8. Reinventing the Wheel
9. Que dois-je faire?

Personnel: Jussi Kannaste: tenor sax, Hans Olding: guitar, Yoni Zelnik: bass, Philippe Soirat: drums

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No Place Like Home
El Dingo Records (2011)

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