May 28, 2024

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CD review: Tolvan Big Band – Helge Albin – Interacting 2022: Video, CD cover

During the pandemic, twelve Big Band’s artistic director Helge Albin has used the time to produce new music for his fantastic orchestra. Four compositions were created and could finally be recorded and filmed in October 2021 in The End Studio.

The music is everything from energetic, beautiful and skilfully orchestrated and Helga Albin’s careful choice of soloists gives each composition its own character. The ensemble plays, as always, with an organic nerve and great passion.

Tolvan Big Band has collaborated with greats such as Dizzie Gillespie, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman and Palle Mikkelborg and toured in Australia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, England, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Nordic countries.

01. Tolvan Big Band, Helge Albin, Fredrik Davidsson – Lightsome
02. Tolvan Big Band, Cennet Jönsson – Interacting
03. Tolvan Big Band, Vincent Nilsson, Inge Petersson – Gumdrops
04. Tolvan Big Band, Helge Albin, Peter Dahlgren, ArthurTuznik, Lennart Gruvstedt – Dancing Shoes

Saxophones

Helge Albin, alto saxophone
Ulf Holmström, alto saxophone
Inge Petersson, tenor saxophone
Cennet Jönsson, soprano saxophone / tenor saxophone
Peter Wilgotsson, baritone saxophone

New CD – 2022 – Buy from here

TOLVAN BIG BAND: Interacting - PCD294

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