IT WAS THE ARTICULATION and focus in this recording which first drew my attention; and indeed, Minusgrader, from Swedish saxophonist Örjan Hultén and his Orion quartet, has only continued to charm with its sparky animation and romantic lyricism – an evenly-balanced conversation glistening with individual flecks of personality along the way.
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Released on 18 January 2019, Minusgrader is available online from Artogrush, Plugged or Bengans in Sweden, and also at iTunes.
Örjan Hultén tenor and soprano saxophones
Torbjörn Gulz piano
Filip Augustson double bass
Peter Danemo drums
Artogrush – OCD-012 (2019)
THERE’S A SENSE of needing to break through the surface of electric guitarist and composer Tassos Spiliotopoulos’ new release, In the North, to fully appreciate its harmonic/melodic depth and the diversity of its carefully-balanced instrumental weave.
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Tassos Spiliotopoulos guitar
Örjan Hultén saxophone
Palle Sollinger bass
Fredrik Rundqvist drums
Anelia Records – ACD002 (2016)