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Stekpanna fans will enjoy this set of typically hip, happening, and deeply groovy originals alongside a characteristically quirky deconstruction of the heavy metal classic Paranoid. Those new to the maverick Anglo-Scandinavian trio will find engaging melodies and expressive improvisation in a spacious sonic landscape think EST with guitars, only cooler and wittier.

Mads Kjlby: electric & acoustic guitars

Steve Kershaw: double bass

Petter Svrd: drums & percussion


Igors U-Turns from the CD was played on BBC Radio 3sJazz Line Upprogramme on 21stFebruary 2010. This is how presenter Claire Martin described the trio:


Stekpanna are an award-winning Anglo-Scandinavian contemporary jazz trio. They played their first gig in 1996 in L.A., and won a Battle of the Bands competition, and have since played hundreds of gigs across 26 different countries. They play a distinctive modern European style of unclassifiable post-jazz, and their repertoire consists of original compositions by all three members of the band, alongside re-workings of classic tunes that arent usually associated with jazz think Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. L.A. Weekly described them as Hip, happening and deeply groovy, so here they are

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Details Reviews

Catalogue No SLAMCD 282


Mads Kjlby: Electric & Acoustic Guitars

Steve Kershaw: Double Bass

Petter Svrd: Drums & Percussion


1. Moscow Night Train (Petter Svrd) 5.57

2. Igor's U-Turns (Mads Kjlby) 4.23

3. (Stek)-Paranoid (Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler; arr. Stekpanna) 3.49

4. The Tone, The Whole Tone, And Nothing But The Tone (Petter Svrd) 4.20

5. Brother Nick (Petter Svrd) 4.54

6. Calypso Collapso (Steve Kershaw) 2.42

7. The Ballad of the Heavyweight Champions (Mads Kjlby) 6.43

8. So You Claim (Mads Kjlby) 4.30

9. Sunday (Mads Kjlby) 5.11

10. Starlight Barking (Steve Kershaw)4.25

Total playing time: 46.54

Recorded at On Location Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28/02/09 & 01/03/09

Engineered by Thomas Vang

Mastered by Eric Smith at Monster Sound Studios, England

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