Fredrik Ljungkvist / Yun Kan 10TENHOOBCD035
New Tide OrquestaHow To Climb A MountainHOOBCD034
Klabbes BankProtect the ForestHOOBCD033
David AndreasTrue LoveHOOBCD031
Lindha KallerdahlLet's DanceHOOBCD030
Linus LindblomObjets TrouvesHOOBCD029
Martin HöperThe BrideHOOBCD028
The SplendorDelphian PalaceHOOBCD027
Le SystèmeCan We Still Be Friends?HOOBCD025
Nils Berg CinemascopePopmotionHOOBCD023
Josef & ErikaFloodsHOOBCD022
MUSICMUSICMUSIC & Lina NybergWest Side StoryHOOBCD021
Andreas Gidlund QuartetMade In GöteborgHOOBCD020
The WorldThere is an ocean between usHOOBCD019
Our ParkIf Not For YouHOOBCD018
Klabbes BankJe suis la merHOOBCD016
New Tango OrquestaVesperHOOBCD015
The StonerHat MusicHOOBCD014
New Tango OrquestaThe Kiev ConcertHOOBCD013
The SplendorSound of SplendorHOOBCD011
Linus LindblomThe LinesHOOBCD008
The StonerThe New PinkHOOBCD006
Stoner + Forss + BorgThe Lektor TapesHOOBCD004
Love SupremeLove SupremeHOOBCD003
MUSICMUSICMUSICWhat's a good boss anyway?HOOBCD002
MUSICMUSICMUSICOne Two FreeHOOBCD001
Swedish multi-talent Stefan Wingefors launches his debut as a solo artist after several years in the Swedish Jazz Elite. Stubborn, hot and vibrant piano jazz with the typical nordic depth and dedication. Don't miss!
|11.||Lullaby for T|
This is a double CD from phonomenal saxophone- and clarinet player Fredrik Ljungkvist and his tentet. Featured on the album are some of the best jazz and impro musicians of Sweden: Sofia Jernberg, Klas Nevrin, Mattias Risberg, Mats Äleklint, Katt Hernandez, Per-Åke Holmlander, Mattias Wellin, Raymond Strid and Jon Fält. Download hi-res press photo here.
|2.||How To Break A Fever|
|3.||Hold On To Your Hat|
|8.||No Panic, Just Curious|
New Tide Orquesta (formerly known as New Tango Orquesta) is back with their sixth album. Minimalism at its best! Per Störby, bandoneon, Livet Nord, violin, Josef Kallerdahl, bass, Johanna Dahl, cello, Thomas Gustavsson, piano and Peter Gran, electric guitar. Watch the video here!
|1.||The Buffalo Stance|
|2.||The End Is The Biginning|
|4.||How To Climb A Mountain|
|6.||Thinking About The Distance|
|9.||Just About To Fall In Love|
Klabbes Bank's fourth CD puts the group in the frontline when it comes to new, innovative and electronic-acoustic indie-rock-jazz! Protect the Forest is also a hommage to the people who cares and fights for the forest. The Meastro Klas-Henrik Hörgren is in the midst of developping a language of his own using the clear and open acoustic woodwind and brass-sounds with his electronica and synthesizers. Don't miss this landmark.
|1.||Protect the Forest|
|2.||Listen to Kirppu|
|4.||My name is Sten|
|7.||Scott & Melody|
Mikael Augustsson has made a name as one of Sweden's major tango musician on Argentina's national instrument Bandoneón and he is the soul behind this quartet. He's got Nils Berg, Josef Kallerdahl & Daniel Bingert with him on this fantastic journey.The music has strong influences from tango but the result isn't easy to place in one genre. Maybe it's because the mixture of musician with their own originality, creativity and different backgrounds that have shaped the music towards it's special sound. Here you can find nordic melancholy, mediterranean heat, universal audio landscape's and undefined crotchet. A bundle of landless songs sung from a for many culture's pounding heart.
|1.||En la Sombra|
|2.||75 % Pistolero|
|3.||Capilla del Monte|
|6.||Tango From The Forest|
|8.||Kill Me Spy|
|12.||Vals Va Falls|
|13.||Quarto With A Twist|
|14.||0 till Dvs|
True Love" is David Andréas second album. Ten sparkling, exuberant and energetic popsong all recorded, produced and mixed by some of Swedens foremost producers and with carefully selected musicians. Made with meticilous ear for details, David is aiming for the perfect pop recepie whilst lyrically exploring and questioning the world as we know it and the need and function of True Love.
|4.||Stuck City Blues|
|7.||End To This|
|9.||I Don't Know How To Say It And I Probably Shouldn't|
Amazing avantgarde/jazz/rock-singer/musician/composer Lindha Kallerdahl is back with a stellar line-up! Released by NORCD outside Sweden.
Flerfaldigt belönade och internationellt hyllade Lindha Kallerdahl släpper sitt andra album på Hoob Records/NORCD och har med hjälp av Mariam Wallentin från Wildbirds and Peacedrums, Samuel Hällkvist, Carl-Emil Svensson och Ikue Mori bland andra skapat en värld där rock, finstämt, improvisation och maskiner ryms på samma gång. Let's Dance visar vad som är hela grejen med Lindha Kallerdahls musik. Att vara sann mot sig själv, musiken och allt och alla runtomkring. Att blotta allt, att inte styras av några normer, regler eller förväntningar och att ha extremt kul när man gör det. Skoj samarbete med norska labeln NORCD! I butik den 15 feb, men redan nu i webshopen. Pressbilder
From the mountains in the north of Sweden comes this wayward saxophonist who takes us for a ride in hislandscapes of melodies. The debut album The Lines, released in 2007, rewarded him with the prestigious "jazzkatten”, awarded by the Swedish Radio, as newcomer of the year. Linus Lindblom has a glittering gaze that opens up for creative whims and his courageous band members jump at the chance. The music is more challenging and atmospheric than before. The songs Concrete Choral, The Blue Period and The Way Things Go are inspired by street art, Picasso’s early 1900s and a Swiss performance video. Click to download press release in both swedish and english.
Bass player Martin Höper has over the last few years been playing with everyone on the Swedish jazz scene. Here he is with his own quartet. Perfect jazz from Stockhom with some of its greatest players. Jonas Östholm, piano, Linus Lindblom, tenor saxophone and Chris Montgomery, drums. Please download the pressrelease for more info in Swedish. PIctures available at martinhoper.com
The Splendor is back with the new album Delphian Palace! After the celebrated debut album ”Sound of Splendor” in 2008, the quartet went on to focus even more on the brief and fleeting whims and the spontaneous interplay of their music. Many of the songs on the new album are therefore completely improvised, or composed in the moment, if you will. The members of The Splendor have always had a common fascination for that kind of blurry but colourful musical landscape that appears when one, after hours of playing suddenly lower one’s guard and lift one’s eyes. Like when an intimate late night conversation carries on even when the subject becomes unclear. The Splendor is Lisen Rylander Löve (saxophone), Fabian Kallerdahl (piano), Lars "Lade" Källfelt (drums), Josef Kallerdahl (bass)
If mountains could sing, this would be the tune. Laponia is the musical equivalent of the northern swedish landscape bearing the same name. A soundtrack to the very north of Scandinavia. Young guitarist Daniel Ögren has written 8 tunes that manages to sound, at the same time, ancient and solid as a rock, and fresh as a rippling spring brook. This is music that doesn't answer to words as ”jazz”, or any other genre. It is simply – Laponia. Pressrelease only in Swedish at the moment. Please contact email@example.com for more info in English.
Download press image HERE.
There’s a fresh jazz breeze blowing in from the west coast. Two of Gothenburg’s finest music mongers have created the phenomenon Le Système. Using an organ and a drum kit, some jazz, some afro, some groove, some pop, and quite a bit of improvisation, they keep building upon the new foundation they’ve established within modern Swedish jazz.
And now the debut album is here. Fabian Kallerdahl, organ, Michael Edlund, drums.
With their odd and brave debut record, Thus:Owls carved themselves into the psyches and hearts of many curious crowds along their way. The following up album Harbours, was recorded on the french country side, in a little castle on the banks of La Seine, like a cut in time, in excile from reality. They seamlessly straddle the worlds of close fragility and far-reaching intensity in their homemade cinematic music, decorated with experimental ornaments. Harbours is open and infinite like the sea, an album to carry along over time.
|3.||I weed the garden|
|5.||When They Fight|
|6.||It's gone now|
|7.||Farmers in Japan|
Nils Berg stands in the forefront of scandinavian jazz. Passing on the tradition of innovators like Lars Gullin and Jan Garbarek, Berg is now sharing his version of jazz in the global age. Vacuuming his way through YouTube he has borrowed videos from all around the world, writing new music to the sound of the clips. Joining the trio from Stockholm is a japanese koto class, a balafon master from Ghana, and giggling teenagers from a canteen in Brunei. Nils Berg – woodwinds/computer, Christopher Cantillo – drums, Josef Kallerdahl – bass.
|3.||Where Sinners Are Winners|
|5.||We Are Nobody|
Third album from swedish amazing Josef (Kallerdahl) & Erika (Angell). After 10 years as a duo, this album features beautiful arrangements for tuba, flugelhorn and french horn. Independent music at its best. Josef can also be heard as a bass player in bands such as MUSICMUSICMUSIC and New Tango Orquesta. And Erika is known for her work with her own band Thus:Owls.
MUSICMUSICMUSIC, one of Sweden’s most succesful and interesting pianotrios together with grammy-nominated Swedish jazz-queen Lina Nyberg present their interpretation of Berstein’s immortal piece of art. The classical, wonderful melodies has been treated with curiosity and a non-compromising integrity as well as respect. With this combo’s honest and passionate way of playing, the theme of West Side Story - love against all odds, comes across very well.
10 years of intensive touring has resulted in a sound that actually succeeds in mixing American jazz tradition with new modern rhythmic ideas as well as rock and pop music. The core has always been the groove and the attitude. On this 4th album the band takes a step further, investigating the relationships between tradition and curiosity; intellect and groove.
|1.||Il ètait une fois|
|3.||Sweet Suite. Pt. I The Mohegan Sun Spectacle. Pt. II Sleepwalking in Highland Park. Pt. III Rattle Snake Area|
|8.||Home At Last|
This is what happens when three of the hottest musicians from Berlin, Copenhagen and Gothenburg get together in a studio full of instruments, machines and inspiration. Modern jazz is the core but Michael Jackson, Neil Young and Boards of Canada are also invited. The mixture is kept together by musicians with integrity and soul. Two of The Wolrd's and Hoob Records' most important trademarks.
|4.||Only Love Can Break Your Heart|
|12.||We Are The World|
Three of Sweden's most interesting and wanted jazz-lions make up Our Park. Originals with hypnotic grooves and brilliant simple melodies are carefully mixed with some Bob Dylan and a dash of Weather Report. This is not your average pianotrio, this is something else.
|5.||Yeah Yeah Yeah|
|7.||Don't Think Twice It's Alright|
|8.||Mise En Place|
|11.||If Not For You|
Over a piece of rotten shark in down town Reykjavik, that’s where the final touches were made to the most recent and fifth MUSICMUSICMUSIC creation. Kind of symptomatic for a record that to a large extent materialized during sound checks and on tour buses. Since the breakthrough in 2004 the band has been touring extensively, visiting clubs and festivals in cities such as New York, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Bangkok, London and Paris. Stunned by the success and humbly victorious, Hoob Records hereby presents the band’s fifth full length album In Technicolor.
|5.||City of London|
|8.||Suite for Oriental Rulers, part four: Kyros|
The post-jazz-ensemble from the dark Swedish woods are releasing their third album and their first on Hoob Records. Klabbes Bank are merging lyrical nordic jazz-sounds with cosmopolitan grooves and attitudes in their very special way. Features some of the most interesting young Swedish jazz and pop-musicians on the scene including bandleader, composer and pianist Klas-Henrik Hörngren. Not to be missed. Their previous CDs has been successes among all kinds of people.
|2.||Det brinner inte längre|
|3.||Je Suis La Mer|
|6.||Led mig bort|
|7.||Bagarn bakar bröd|
|10.||På natten i Norge nån gång|
New Tango Orquesta's fifth album is called Vesper. For more than a decade NTO has developed their own unique style with elements from modern chamber music, classic baroque music, nuevo tango, minimalism and improvisation. NTO have, through years of touring, laid claim to their very own spot on the international music scene. The audience have visited their performances at concert halls in China, rock clubs in Moscow, tango clubs in Buenos Aires, jazz clubs in Istanbul and numerous festivals in the Nordic countries and Europe.
|2.||The Red Circle|
|3.||The Swan Crash Concert: Still Life - The Down|
|4.||The Swan Crash Concert: Still Life - The Blood|
|5.||The Swan Crash Concert: Still Life - The Nausea|
|6.||The Swan Crash Concert: Still Life - The Decay|
|7.||Prelude and Ricercare|
|8.||The Last Coup|
|9.||Time Lapse Variations|
Eagerly awaited forth album from Swedish jazz phenomenon The Stoner with saxophonist and composer Nils Berg. The new album was recorded in a small studio on the country side in Czech Republic. The drawings on the cover is made by the bass player of the group Nils Ölmedal and The Stoner also features famous Swedish drummer Jon Fält and pianist Jonas Östholm.
|4.||Något bortom bergen|
|7.||Far och son|
|8.||The Jet Song|
|9.||Mitt svenska hjärta|
First live album from this world-touring band, recorded in the Oktober-Palace in Kiev, Ukraine. Nuevo tango, jazz, minimalism, baroque, free improvisation and more. The sound of New Tango Orquesta has been described as absolutely unique and the music has met its listeners all over Europe, Russia, China and South America.
|5.||No Stop City|
Debut album from THUS:OWLS, a new band brought together by singer and composer Erika Alexandersson, known in Sweden for her unique song-writing, innovative way of singing and for her participation in groups like "Josef och Erika" and "The Moth" for example. Also playing on Cardiac Malformations is a couple of free minded and experienced swedish musician, namely Martin Höper, bass, Cecilia Persson, piano, Ola Hultgren, drums and Simon Angell, guitar. The music on this debut could be described as experimental pop. It's grand, enchanting and harsh at the same time. Release in Sweden: March 25, 2009.
|2.||Eagles coming in|
|3.||Climbing the Fjelds of Norway|
|5.||The Sun is Burnig our Skin|
|6.||When She Arrives|
|7.||Let Your Blood Run|
|8.||My thoughts ain't lovely|
|9.||A volcano in my chest|
|10.||You arose to the God|
Lisen Rylander of Midaircondo, Fabian and Josef Kallerdahl of MUSICMUSICMUSIC and Lars "Lade" Källfelt of Andreas Gidlund Quartet are on this debut-album of the Splendor exploring the jazz-field borrowing influences from the Great Jazz Heroes as well as the Electronica and Contemporary Music-scenes.
|4.||The Hooked One|
|5.||Lover's Dance Hall|
|7.||Looking For Dumbo|
|8.||Sen gick de bort tillsammans|
|9.||Yesterday's Fad on Sale Today|
Everybody Digs is Swedish Super Trio MUSICMUSICMUSIC'S fourth album. MMM's sound is constantly developing and on this CD the esteemed jazz-awarded pianist Fabian Kallerdahl, Josef Kallerdahl on bass and Michael Edlund on drums have created something utterly special, original, groovy and urgent for the jazz scene. Enjoy! Release: 200080220. Check MMM's website for additional info.
Debut album from singer/songwriter David Andréas. Check out the site!
|1.||Caught in the Fire|
|2.||Dreams to Reality|
|3.||Yes / No|
|4.||The End of Romance|
|6.||All I Want|
|7.||Now to Then|
|8.||It's Been a While|
|9.||Through the Light |
|11.||Everybody Feels Alone Sometimes|
The Lines is the debut album from Linus Lindblom quartet, one of the most interesting young jazz groups of Sweden of today. Linus Lindblom, composer and saxophone player, born in Kilafors 1977, has been living and working in Stockholm, Sweden since 1998. This quartet was formed in 2001 and consists of Nils Janson, trumpet, Nils Ölmedal (from the Stoner) on bass and Jon Persson on drums.
The voice-improviser Lindha is a top of the line-musician in Swedish and international progressive improvisation. Since Lindha was rewarded with the prestigious "Jazz in Sweden"-prize 2001 she has made several collaborations and albums with musicians such as Barry Guy, Palle Danielsson, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Anna Lindahl, Sonic Youth and Ikue Mori. Now, on her first solo-album, alone in the studio with some help from the grand piano and the organ Lindha creates her own universe with inspiration from John Coltrane, Anita Baker, Oum Kalsoum, the Band and life in general.
|2.||Body And Soul|
|10.||All of Me|
"With extraordinary vitality, a fresh concept, a zest for creating new music, The Stoner are turning a new page for jazz. They have something new for the heart, the head and the feet." - Roger Spence, Edinburgh Jazz Festival.
Band-leader Nils Berg received the Jazz in Sweden-prize for 2007.
This is the third album from the Swedish jazz sensation who has become widely acclaimed through their joyful and open approach to jazz music. The original music of pianist Fabian Kallerdahl (Jazz in Sweden-winner of 2006) was also used in the Shakespeare-play when it was played in Bergen, Norway, fall 2006 but MMM also takes on for example Earth Wind and Fire’s September.
|2.||Nice crowd, lovely audience|
|8.||Some other Time|
An experiment in the border-line between acoustic jazz and electronica. Jazz saxophonist Nils Berg meets lap-top-virtuosos Carl Åborg and Eric Wahlforss. This is Forss’s first album project since his international break-through with “Soulhack" 2003.
Love Supreme is a collaboration between Gothenburg's most interesting and original musicians. The music is a mixture of ideas and expressions from everywhere in the Musical Universe. Soulful and sincere, happy and wild.
The leading jazz critics of Sweden all agree on the vitality and freshness of this group. This album was acclaimed “best jazz album of the year 2005 by Sweden’s second biggest newspaper.
|1.||Iron Square Serenade|
|7.||How My Heart Sings|
|8.||Orientaliska Härskarsviten Del 3: Xerxes|
|10.||What a Wonderful World|
Critics about MUSICMUSICMUSIC’s debut album:
“A stunningly fresh and cutting edge mix with a standard twist“ A truly tasteful and elegant touch" “This music is alive!" - Ulf Johansson, G-P, “Near provocatively talented piano trio"- Patrick Lindgren, Lira
|1.||Iron Square Serenade|
|2.||Try To Be Polite|
|3.||Talented At The Wheel|
|4.||Blues For A Hip King|
|6.||Orientaliska Härskarsviten Del 1: Attila|
|7.||Orientaliska Härskarsviten Del 2: DJingis Khan|
|9.||One, Two, Free|
|11.||Dekadent Och Viljelös I Största Allmänhet|
|12.||Seven Steps To Heaven|
|13.||Talented At The Wheel (Sthlm -Remix)|
|14.||DJingis Khan (Gbg-remix)|
The vinyl EP "1000" consists of four tracks and was recorded and mixed in Corsica, The Republic of Georgia and in a small summer house on the Swedish west coast. The main goal of this record has been to be true to the music and not to the industry, an exciting minimalistic expression is blended with sublime talent. "1000" is in swedish but in the future we will release an album with english lyrics, enjoy!