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Hakan Brostrom with the Norrbotten Big Band: “Episodes from the Future and the Past”

Art of Life Records AL1043-2

Following up on his 2010 quartet release “Refraction”, featuring pianist Joey Calderazzo, Art of Life Records is pleased to present, “Episodes from the Future and the Past”, a new live recording by saxophonist, composer and arranger Håkan Broström. The 72-minute album was recorded live by Swedish Radio on October 19th, 2012 at Folkets Hus, Haparanda, Sweden and October 20th, 2012 at Kulturens Hus, Luleå, Sweden and features the 16-piece Norrbotten Big Band in addition to percussionist Marilyn Mazur. All compositions and arrangements by Håkan Broström except “Byssan Lull” which was arranged by Håkan Broström. 24-bit Digital Mastering by Paul G. Kohler at Art of Life Studios in Charleston, South Carolina in May 2014.

Hakan Brostrom Quartet featuring Joey Calderazzo: “Refraction”

Art of Life Records AL1041-2

Art of Life Records is pleased to present alto/soprano saxophonist and composer Håkan Broström's recording debut for Art of Life Records. Joining Håkan on “Refraction” are pianist Joey Calderazzo (Branford Marsalis), drummer Daniel Fredriksson and acoustic bassist Martin Sjöstedt. The album features a version of the song “Nothing Personal” written by pianist Don Grolnick which originally appeared on saxophonist Michael Brecker's self-titled recording debut in addition to a version of the song “See Saw” written by pianist Richie Beirach. Pianist Joey Calderazzo contributes two original compositions, “Catwalk” and “The Oracle”, in addition to two songs from bassist Martin Sjöstedt and three songs from saxophonist Håkan Broström. “Refraction” was recorded and mixed by Göran Stegborn on February 27, 2008 at Sami Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. 24-bit digital mastering by Paul G. Kohler at Art of Life Studios in Ridgeland, South Carolina in May 2010.

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