Nacka Forum (Goran Kajfes & Jonas Kullhammar) —
Nacka Forum ... CD Moserobie (Sweden), 2002. Used ...
Wonderful proof that creative jazz is alive and well in Scandinavia – and a great little quartet that features saxophone from Moserobie groover Jonas Kullhammar and trumpet from Goran Kajfes of Oddjob! The album's got a highly rhythmic feel that reminds us both of the Oddjob albums and of Kullhammar's own proudly stepping records – a love of jazz that's never too academic, never too dry, and which is always colored by the beautifully simple interplay that can arise between two horns, bass, and drums. And there's also a combination of styles on the set that's at once freshly modern and personal, yet which also has a soul jazz sort of pulse – one that's often quite grooving at times, yet which pulls back for a spacier, more exploratory style at others. Titles include "We Travel The Spaceways", "Zlatan", "Law Years", "Backtalk", "Brickjuice", and "Sauerkraut Rock". CD