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 Kjølby: electric & acoustic guitars
Steve Kershaw: double bass
Petter Svärd: drums & percussion
‘Igor’s U-Turns’ from the CD was played on BBC Radio 3’sJazz 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 aren’t 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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