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Höst 2017

Fanny Gunnarsson Quartet

Onsdag, 13 september
Jazzcafé - Ingår i STJÄRNSERIEN

"Searching and longing, dreams and dissonances are dominant themes. Both Gunnarsson and Almgren 's piano and soprano saxophone contributes to the lyrical mood that dominates the album." - Sven Bjerstedt, Ystads Allehanda

Mirror, mirror

Fannys egna låtar står i fokus tillsammans med musikernas personliga uttryck. Drömmar och dissonanser, melodik och dynamik, explosivitet och lekfullhet speglas i varandra och skapar musik som berör, samtidigt som det är svårt att sitta still. Ibland är låtarna textsatta, ibland talar musiken för sig själv. Sopransaxofon och piano flätas ihop i starka melodier som driver framåt eller vilar lugnt ovanpå bas och trummor. Resultatet blir något helt nytt och eget, levererat med stor spelglädje och känsla för musiken.

Från fannygunnarssonquartet.com: "THE TIME HAS FINALLY COME FOR FANNY GUNNARSSON QUARTET TO RELEASE THEIR SECOND ALBUM “MIRRORS” ON HAVTORN RECORDS, MALMÖ. IT WAS RELEASED 17 FEBRUARY 2017 WITH A FOLLOWING RELEASE TOUR IN SWEDEN, STARTING 21 FEBRUARY IN MALMÖ AT THE VICTORIA THEATRE.

 

IMPRESSIONIST AND DISSONANT. MELODIC AND DYNAMIC. EXPRESSIVE AND PLAYFUL. IN MIRRORS, THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS REFLECTS AND SHINES THROUGH EACH OTHER TO CREATE MUSIC THAT TOUCHES YOU AND AT THE SAME TIME MAKES YOU WANT TO MOVE ALONG. SOMETIMES THERE ARE LYRICS TO THE SONGS; SOMETIMES THE MUSIC SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THE SOPRANO SAXOPHONE AND THE PIANO UNITES IN STRONG AND POWERFUL MELODIES THAT PUSH THE MUSIC FORWARD OR REST CALMLY ON TOP OF THE DOUBLE BASS AND DRUMS. THE RESULT IS SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW AND UNIQUE, DELIVERED WITH LOVE AND GREAT DEVOTIONS TOWARDS THE MUSIC AND EACH OTHER.

 

THE MUSIC AND LYRICS ARE WRITTEN BY THE PIANIST AND SINGER FANNY GUNNARSSON. IN SPRING 2014 THE GROUP RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM "SAME EYES AS YOU" ON THE RECORD LABEL VOLENZA WITH THE SWEDISH PIANIST JAN LUNDGREN AS PRODUCER. THE RECORD GOT GREAT REVIEWS AND LED THE QUARTET TO BIGGER VENUES SUCH AS FASCHING, STOCKHOLM AND YSTAD SWEDEN JAZZ FESTIVAL. IN “MIRRORS” THE BAND HAS TAKEN EVEN FURTHER STEPS TOWARDS EACH OTHER REGARDING INTERPLAY AND INTERACTIONS. THE RECORD CONTAINS NEWLY COMPOSED MUSIC BY GUNNARSSON EXCEPT ONE COVER BY THE ICELANDIC ARTIST BJÖRK, WHO IS A BIG INSPIRATION."