Fredrik Kronkvist Quartet feat. Jeff “Tain” Watts, Orrin Evans & Martin Sjöstedt

A vibrant jazz group led by the stellar swedish saxophonist and composer Fredrik Kronkvist with some of todays most interesting musicians.

Fredrik Kronkvist – alto saxophone
Orrins Evans – piano
Martin Sjöstedt – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums

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Earlier albums and constellations:
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Fredrik has two records out with this constellation. The first New York Elements (2012) and the newest Reflecting Time (2014) both received great international attention.
New York Elements made the list of “Best Albums 2012” selected by DownBeat Magazine.
****4/5 DownBeat Magazine: ”…the right amount of kick and swagger to suggest an element of danger as well as surprise and musical cohesion.”
JazzTimes: “His pungent alto sails with rhythmic assuredness and fire”

Kronkvist’s original music is inspired by the urban, artistic melting pot found in New York and the recording reflects the intensity and diversity of the city that never sleeps.
Jazz with high-level communication, with elements of Afro-Cuban, funk, soul, ballads, Brasilian and Scandinavian with grooves that attract the atoms in the body to swing.
The playfulness in the collective improvisations creates music with action and interaction.
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Fredrik Kronkvist is one of Sweden’s greatest jazz musicians with twelve albums released as artistic band leader. Kronkvists saxophone playing and his compositions have received great international attention and he has done concerts at major international jazz festivals, most recently as specially invited to the Oslo Jazz Festival’s 25th anniversary. Fredrik has worked in many different international configurations with musicians from the United States, Chile, Spain, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Brazil and Others and with names like Jason Marsalis, Antonio Sanchez and Marcus Strickland to name a few.
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Pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchinson are some of the world’s finest jazz musicians. Together they are a unique and sought-after rhythm section that played with many of the greatest legends in the world of jazz such as Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, Charles Lloyd and Freddie Hubbard.
Also constantly in interaction with the most prominent stars of today’s jazz scene, such as Joshua Redman, Miguel Zenon, Mark Turner and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Fredrik Kronkvist – alto saxophone
Aaron Goldberg – piano
Reuben Rogers – bass
Gregory Hutchinson – drums

Live from Jazzclub Fasching – Stockholm

Reflecting Time – promovideo

New York Elements – promo video