|The seventh release from Johan Berke Upstairs Five contains only previously unreleased original compositions by Berke, recorded May, 2013. |
The current line-up is premiered on this recording and contains phenomenal trumpet player Nils Janson, who also was featured on the Phono Suecia-release: Scope - music by Fredrik Nordström and Johan Berke (PSCD181 / 2009) (which saw the jazz quintet augmented by a brass quintet). Virtuoso electric guitar player Håkan Goohde is back after a break but the rhythm-section is, as usual, the creative tandem of Filip Augustson & Fredrik Rundqvist.
Stylistically Consistency is somewhat more lyrical and traditional in its content than the previous, energetic live-album: OPEN DOOR (2012), with emphasis on melodic themes and solos on chord changes rather than the free improvisation within a larger framework of structure, which has been a big part of the groups other earlier releases: Upstairs Five (2004), The Cactus Suite (2006), double-cd Eastern Scene in Grey Minor (2008), and Nordic Scenes in Chromatic Blue (2011).
Consistency is mostly a statement of the melodic inventivness this group possess!
Nils Janson Trumpet
Johan Berke: Anything Can Still Happen
Johan Berke is also available on
nosag CD 195 - Scener ur det förgångna
GASON CD 705 - den tatuerade reportern
GASON Jazz CD 718 - Johan Berke Upstairs Five
GASON Jazz CD 731 - Johan Berke Upstairs Five - The Cactus Suite
GASON Jazz CD 2739 - Johan Berke Upstairs Five - EASTERN SCENE IN GREY MINOR (2CD)
GASON Jazz CD 747 - Johan Berke Upstairs Five - Nordic Scenes in Chromatic Blue
GASON Jazz CD 753 - Johan Berke Upstairs Five - Open Door
|1||Anything Can Still Happen||9:44|
|2||Short, but Sweet no 23||1:00|
|7||The Chief Ingredient||10:36|
|9||Short, but Sweet no 24||1:04|
|total time 53:30|
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