Saturday, June 21, 2008
Atomic just released "Retrograde" (Jazzland 2008), the second triple CD of their career! I'm not sure that a lot of bands should do that, but Atomic can. You get lots of good stuff as usual, on two studio CDs and one live CD. The live CD is recorded in Seattle this year, and we get live versions of four of the tracks from the studio sessions, and "Crux" and "ABC 101b" from "Happy New Ears" (2006). Play loud!
I have not seen any reviews in English in magazines and newspapers yet, but the Free Jazz blog found it, and you may read about the former triple CD "The Bikini Tapes" at AllAboutJazz.
Atomic is Fredrik Ljungkvist (sax, clar), Magnus Broo (tp), Håvard Wiik (p), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (b) and Paal Nilssen-Love (dr, perc).
Atomic on record:
Feet Music (Jazzland, 2001)
Boom Boom (Jazzland, 2003)
The Bikini Tapes (3xCD Jazzland, 2005)
Happy New Ears (Jazzland 2006)
Retrograde (Jazzland 2008)