Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Theater Tilters Vol. 1

You may have missed the new Atomic album "Theater Tilters Vol. 1" (Jazzland 2009). Norwegians and Swedes are known to disagree on most things (you havent drunk Swedish beer I hope?) but Atomic (and The Thing too) show the way. Gather the best people from both nations, and you get a killer combination!
Fredrik Ljungkvist (sax) and Håvard Wiik (p) wrote the music and they play (as always in Atomic) with Magnus Broo (tp), Ingebrikt Håker Flaten (b) and Paal Nilssen-Love (dr).
Only "Bop About" has been recorded earlier, as it was on "Bikini Tapes" (2005). This album is recorded live in Sweden (autumn 2009), but you hardly hear any audience here. The other titles are "Green Mill Tilter", "Andersonville", "Fissure" and "Murmansk" (with drum solo!). Fantastic again from this bunch.
"Vol. 2" will be released in the autumn this year, along with an international double-disk edition comprising Volumes One and Two.

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