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
Håkan Goohde Electric Guitar
Johan Berke Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Filip Augustson Bass
Fredrik Rundqvist Drums

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Johan Berke: Anything Can Still Happen

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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

GASON CD 726 - Bobīs Your Uncle
GASON CD 735 - Bobīs Your Uncle - Spilling Over

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1 Anything Can Still Happen 9:44
2 Short, but Sweet no 23 1:00
3 Centipede 6:04
4 Portrait #3 8:30
5 Shelter 7:05
6 Wiry Existence 1:05
7 The Chief Ingredient 10:36
8 Resemblance 8:16
9 Short, but Sweet no 24 1:04
total time 53:30

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