Saxophonist Elin Larsson has been on our radar since the release of her powerful 2009 debut Live and Alive, and since then she’s established herself as an important voice in the next chapter of Swedish jazz. Crucially, she’s maintained a working group through that period, and it shows in the supple and empathic playing from guitarist Henrik Hallberg, bassist Niklas Wennström and drummer Johan Käck. The substantial trombone of Kristian Persson is the foil to Larsson’s nimble playing, and the band oscillates between light and shade, pivoting around anthemic compositions that freewheel across the genres, always expressive and openhearted.
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The Jazzmann“The interaction between Larsson and Persson is exceptional and the flexible and intelligent rhythm team accompany them with aplomb. Expect to hear a lot more from these talented young Scandinavians as they reach out towards the international stage. ”