5 Go Adventuring Again
Label: Stunt Records/Sundance Music
#1 The Hound of Baskerville; #2 Crumbling Castles; #3 Wondering; #4 Dodging Bullets; #5 The Pond; #6 Borderland; #7 Jumping Jack; #8 Tilbage til start; #9 Being in a Dark Place; #10 Prairie Dreams
Additional Personnel / Information
Fredrik Lundin: saxophones; Tomasz Dabrowski: trumpet; Petter Hängsel: trombone, Sylo synth; Joel Illerhag: bazantar; Anders Provis: drums
For Fredrik Lundin, the mission has always been about telling stories. What captures him is the emotional impact of music, and he has just written a slew of new material with a voice that embraces 50 years of inspiration, from James Blake to Jon Balke, from Bela Bartok to T-Bone Burnett, and from Paul Bley to Leadbelly. He creates an almost cinematic universe that forges poignant images on the listener’s inner canvas - from drum’n’bass to free-form jazz, from dark Nordic jazz ballads to light and lyrical Americana. All gathered in a powerful and refined musical landscape that demonstrates the whole of of Lundin’s emotional expression palate, from sharp lyricism to frantic expressionism. Once again, Fredrik exhibits his great skills as a composer and band leader, presented on an album with many nuances and deep layers, but also not without humour. With FIVE GO ADVENTURING AGAIN, Lundin returns to the format with which he successfully debuted on the Scandinavian jazz scene in the mid-eighties: drums, bass, and horns. A special format, because without the presence of a traditional chordal instrument, it appears openly and intermittently bare in its expression, while giving Lundin the optimal opportunity to present its dense, colourful music, using all the available acoustic accoutrement, including brass with mutes, his own 3 saxophones, the bazantar bass, bells and percussion, and much more. It is the ideal setting for Fredrik Lundin as both a composer and the powerful soloist he has always been.
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