Don’t be a stranger
Orfeus Wärdig – Saxophone
Alfred Lorinius – Bass
Kristoffer Rostedt – Drums
There are surprisingly lots of good examples in the saxophone trio world. Here you’ll find traces both from Sonny Rollins’ classic Trio as well as from the later trio Fly.
Their debut album “Don’t be a stranger” was mixed by E.S.T’s sound maestro Åke Linton and released on the record company toppkonst.
“Nice airy and warm soundscape, nice cool melodies of classic saxophone trio measure and a tasteful trio playing with the new trio Don’t Be A Stranger”.
-Amanda Wijs – Lira 2023-02
FÖRNUFT & KÄNSLA
Förnuft och Känsla was sprung out of the Gothenburg jazz scene in late 2018. Pianist Fabian Kallerdahl, bassist Alfred Lorinius and drummer Johan Birgenius, sporadicly had been playing as a trio before and now decided to form a steady group and record an album.
Together they create music that is characterized by challenging rhythms but also easy accessibility through their melody and energy. Some would say it’s paradoxical, the listener may decide.
To this day Förnuft och Känsla have released two albums on HOOB Records; Målsrydskiosken (2022) and Jane Austen Texas (2020).
Fabian Kallerdahl – piano
Alfred Lorinius – double bass
Johan Birgenius – drums
Förnuft och Känsla INSTAGRAM
Förnuft och Känsla website https://www.fornuftochkansla.com/
⭐ALBUM: STORMFÅGEL – The Picture II Release April 23, 2021⭐
Listen to the album on Spotify or toppkonsts Bandcamp site, where you also can support and buy the album, alone or together with a high quality, 100% ecological, album T-shirt.
∴ In Stormfågel Alfred goes all in presenting his vast palette as a bass player and composer. For his upcoming 2nd album The Picture, that will be released on the brand new label toppkonst on April 23 -2021, he’s chosen to work with quintet and solo format. Thoroughly worked out compositions on one hand, and open bass solos on the other.
He’s been working with German drummer Oliver Steidle (The Killing Popes, Philipp Gropper’s Philm) as well as his old stablemate from Farvel, Otis Sandsjö (Y-Otis, Lucia Cadotsch Speak low). The line up is completed with guitarist Joel Fabiansson (Anna von Hausswolff) and singer Marie Nilsson Lannerö (Macuwa). Also, Henrik Magnusson has been involved in colouring some of the tracks with synths. Sound engineer Petter Eriksson (worked with Atomic, Elifantree, Daniel Lemma, Freddie Wadling) has been recording and mixing the music. The album will contain both quintet and bass solo tracks.
∴ Free improvising piano trio based in Gothenburg.
Dark Horse second album Listen will be released on Finnish WeJazz in November 2020. You can pre-oder Listen already today, on Bandcamp.
Dark Horse will also perform at the WeJazz Festival in Helsinki, on the 3rd of December 2020.
Upcoming 4th album in 2021. Recorded at Tambourine Studios in Malmö, during the group’s final tour day in 2019.
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II Nominated to the Swedish National Radio’s price “The Jazz Cat – Group of the year 2016” II Winner of “The Jazz Cat – Newcomer of the year 2012” II Sweden’s contribution in 12 points! festival in Dublin 2011 II Winner of Young Nordic Jazz Comets 2010 II
Farvel is one of the strongest bands on the new Scandinavian jazz scene, lead by the unmistakable voice of Isabel Sörling which The Guardian in 2016 listed as ”five of the best young female jazz musicians”.
∴ Their 3rd album “Östtomta” was released in late 2017 on Bugge Wesseltofts label Jazzland Recordings – the home of Atomic, Sidsel Endresen, Jon Balke and many more
Carl Svensson – acoustic guitar Alfred Lorinius – double bass
Acoustic guitar and double bass duo, playing all kind of songs in their own way. Music will be released on toppkonst; a brand new label founded by the two together with pianist John Holmström, during winter 20-21.
◊ Sargasso on INSTAGRAM
∴ Elegi is a duo consisting of the brothers Edvin and Alfred Lorinius, saxophone and bass. For several years they’ve been touring Sweden with their interpretations of Swedish folk songs from the 60s and 70s. Over the last two years they’ve been working with guest musicians, forming quartet and trio.
∴ In quartet they’ve been playing with Elias Stemeseder – piano (Jim Black Trio) and Karl-Martin Almqvist -saxophone (Danish Radio Big Band), playing original compositions by both brothers. The music has been recorded and broadcasted by Swedish Radio (SR).
∴ In trio they’ve been playing with drummer Pontus Häggblom. Debut album was recorded at Studio Signalverket in Malmö, March 2019, and will be released during 2021.
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◊ Sirius on FACEBOOK
∴ Four musicians with backgrounds from Gothenburgs jazz/rock/impro/blues music scene.
Echoes from late 60s and early 70s pop and rock music is apparent, as well as the influences from folk, country and jazz etc.
MARTIN PERRET L’ANDERER
∴ Alfred and Martin met when playing at the same festival in Austria in 2017. Some weeks later Martin contacted Alfred about forming a new band. The group have been playing extensively throughout Europe for the last three years.
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