Toivo Quintet

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Format: CD

Cat No: LOS2432
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Release Date:  17 July 2020

Label:  Losen Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  7090025832437

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    Despite his young age, bassist and bandleader Arne Toivo Fjose Sandberg has already mastered the art of looking into the future while keeping an eye on the past, his music sounding both fresh and familiar at the same time.

    Fjose Sandberg's double bass is in the centre of the music, but each note he selects is chosen to support the songs and his band members.

    Straight out of Voss, Norwat - via jazz studies at The Grieg Academy in Bergen - Arne Toivo Fjose Sandberg in high demand as a diverse freelancer, from wild jazz to composing and performing for theatre plays.

    For his main project Toivo Quintet, Sandberg has put together an exciting mix of musicians originating from his time at the Grieg Academy.

    Sigurd Steinkopf on drums seems to be telepathically linked to the bass, whether it is intense grooving or contrasting counterplay.

    Guitar player Mathias Marstrander is given enormous freedom, weaving his tasteful lines in and out of the music, sounding part Marc Ribot, part Nels Cline, but mostly like himself.

    On top of that saxophonist Aksel R?ed and trumpeter Andreas Hatzikiriakidis take turns dishing out intense solos and beautiful melodies.

    Imagine Don Cherry with guitar...or rather five immensely talented young musicians falling in love with 60s jazz and having a lot of fun in doing so.

    Personnel: Arne Toivo Fjose Sandberg (bass), Axel ?vre?s R?ed (saxophone), Andreas Hesselberg Hatzikiriakidis (trumpet), Mathias Marstrander (guitar, pedal steel), Sigurd Steinkoph (drums)