Reviews that mention Jonas Kullhammar

July 30, 2008

Gyldene Trion

Live at Glenn Miller Café Ayler Records aylCD-079

Sunny Murray/John Edwards/Tony Bevan

The Gearbox Explodes!

Foghorn FGCD 009

Stark examples of the fissure that in many cases separates younger musicians from slightly older ones, the ironic situation pinpointed in these releases is that in some cases it’s elders who are willing to try more experiments in their playing than their junior counterparts.

Both of these saxophone-bass-and-drums CDs provide interesting listening, but if one is expanding the improvised music tradition, the other is merely extending it. What’s paradoxical is that The Gearbox Explodes! includes sounds from a saxophonist in his fifties, a bassist in his forties and a drummer heading for his seventy-first birthday. Meanwhile members of the Gyldene Trion are in their twenties and thirties. MORE

July 30, 2008

Sunny Murray/John Edwards/Tony Bevan

The Gearbox Explodes! Foghorn FGCD 009

Gyldene Trion

Live at Glenn Miller Café

Ayler Records aylCD-079

Stark examples of the fissure that in many cases separates younger musicians from slightly older ones, the ironic situation pinpointed in these releases is that in some cases it’s elders who are willing to try more experiments in their playing than their junior counterparts.

Both of these saxophone-bass-and-drums CDs provide interesting listening, but if one is expanding the improvised music tradition, the other is merely extending it. What’s paradoxical is that The Gearbox Explodes! includes sounds from a saxophonist in his fifties, a bassist in his forties and a drummer heading for his seventy-first birthday. Meanwhile members of the Gyldene Trion are in their twenties and thirties. MORE

April 5, 2002

JANSON/KULLHAMMER/NILSSEN-LOVE

Live at Glenn Miller Café Vol. 1
Ayler Records aylCD-012

Existing as a big blank mass at the top of Europe for most North American jazz fans, Scandinavia occasionally swims into consciousness either when some famous American takes up resident or records there, or when a musician from Norway, Sweden or Denmark moves to the United States.

Improvised music in those three countries involves a lot more than that, of course. Most interestingly is the recent emergence of a pan-European musical generation that treats the tenets of so-called free jazz as much a part of its heritage as Bop or Dixieland. It’s that accepting openness that enlivens this first-rate blowing session. MORE