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File under: free improvisation

Sven-Åke Johansson, Niklas Fite, Joel Grip

Swinging At Topsi's (Tape)

Label: Astral Spirits

Format: Tape

Genre: Jazz

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An evening of free improvisation recorded in Berlin at au Topsi Pohl in 2020 from the Swedish trio of Euro Free Jazz legend Sven-Ake Johansson on drums, Niklas Fite on acoustic guitar and Joel Grip on double bass, performing two extended and dynamic improvisations, and then settling into jazz standard form for "Isn't It Romantic" and "Out of Nowhere" sung by by Johansson. The novelty and warmth of the songs aside, the serious work heard in Sets 1 & 2 of shows the trio in fine form, evolving their conversation through a wide range of moods and technical skill, making the core of the album a great example of free expression.

File under: free improvisation
Cat. number: AS175
Year: 2021
Recorded at Au Topsi Pohl, Berlin on September 10th 2020 by N. Fite Photos by Cristina Marx Layout by Nick LaRoche Issued in cardstock gatefold

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