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Fredrik Kronkvist MONK VIBES feat. Jason Marsalis, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson. (2015)
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Alto saxophonist Fredrik Kronkvist releases album with Thelonious Monk’s music along with three American superstars.

When Kronkvist releases his new album MONK VIBES he continues cooperate with some of the hottest names on the jazz scene with Jason Marsalis on vibraphone, Reuben Rogers on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. This time they dedicate themselves to interpret the genius composer Thelonious Monk’s music and spirit. The unusual constellation with alto saxophone, vibraphone, bass and drums create a different, challenging sound without the piano and gives the group wide open spaces for colorful improvisations. MONK VIBES reflects Thelonious multidimensional universe where simplicity and complexity come together in a beautiful, danceable and contrasting music.The album contains wild conversations, humor, calypso beat, odd time signatures, blues, beautiful ballads and a tonal language that sounds as skewed as obvious.
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FREDRIK KRONKVIST – REFLECTING TIME (2014)
Fredrik Kronkvist – alto saxophone
Aaron Goldberg – piano
Reuben Rogers – bass
Gregory Hutchinson – drums
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Following the success of the album New York Elements with this international supergroup comes the follow up with exuberant joy and interactions in the seven original compositions and a new arrangement of a timeless classic.
Fredrik Kronkvist delivers this lively, communicative, urban jazz mixed with blues saturated Nordic sounds in cooperation with some of the world’s most sought after jazz musicians from the New York scene.

The last album New York Elements entered the list Album of the Year 2012 in the prestigious Downbeat Magazine and received top reviews in for example Jazz Times & Jazz Special. The first record was recorded in New York and this album was recorded in Copenhagen after a tour in Sweden and Denmark. Fully charged with energy from the audience at Fasching in Stockholm, Palladium in Malmö, Montmartre in Copenhagen and other places, the band went into the studio and recorded in one day the new album Reflecting Time.

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FREDRIK KRONKVIST – BROOKLYN PLAYGROUND (2013)
Fredrik and his quartet entered the studio in Brooklyn after a successful concert at the Scandinavian House on Manhattan and laid down some of the groups most inspired takes.

Fredrik Kronkvist – alto saxophone, Martin Sjöstedt – piano
Petter Eldh – bass, Snorre Kirk – drums

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Fredrik Kronkvist NEW YORK ELEMENTS

FREDRIK KRONKVIST
with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson
NEW YORK ELEMENTS

DOWN BEAT **** 4/5
Made the list of BEST RECORDINGS 2012 selected by DOWN BEAT JAZZ MAGAZINE

“the right amount of kick and swagger to suggest an element of danger as well as surprise and musical cohesion”. DOWN BEAT

“His pungent alto sails with rhythmic assuredness and fire” JazzTimes

New York Elements – vibrant jazz recorded in New York by the swedish saxophonist and composer Fredrik Kronkvist with some of todays most interesting musicians.

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.

Fredrik Kronkvist is one of Sweden’s greatest jazz musicians with eleven 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.

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
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Releasedate Scandinavia 10 feb 2011
Release world, iTunes, Amazon etc march 2011

“From the ever flowing music of Fredrik’s colourful imagination this powerful group delivers fast burn-out swing, organic fusion, oriental moods, soulful elements, blues and freer stuff in a rare sextet format.
Fredrik Kronkvist Sextet is an international constellation with some of Europe’s finest jazz musicians from Malmö, Stockholm, Berlin, Copenhagen and Barcelona.
The three horn players Fredrik Kronkvist, Jonas Kullhammar and Raynald Colom are considered as the vanguard of the Europe’s jazz scene and really take their playing to the sky on this versatile album. The rhythm section backs up the frontline and keeps the listeners on their toes by delivering fresh ideas for musical communication.”

Fredrik Kronkvist – alto & soprano saxophone
Jonas Kullhammar – tenor saxophone
Raynald Colom – trumpet
Martin Sjöstedt – piano
Petter Eldh – bass
Snorre Kirk – Drums

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Fredrik Kronkvist Quartet – Constant Continuum

Releasedate Sweden 23 april 2010
Fredrik Kronkvist – alto & soprano saxophone
Martin Sjöstedt – piano
Petter Eldh – bass
Snorre Kirk – drums

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Scan-Am Quartet feat. Fredrik Kronkvist, Soren Moller, Morten Ramsboel, Jason Marsalis
Releasedate Feb 2010
Fredrik Kronkvist – alto & soprano saxophone
Soren Moller – piano
Morten Ramsboel – bass
Jason Marsalis – drums

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Scan-Am Quartet feat. Fredrik Kronkvist, Soren Moller, Morten Ramsboel, Jason Marsalis - Atlantic Bridges
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Urban Elements – New Dimensions
Releasedate 2008

Sebastian Jordan – trumpet
Fredrik Kronkvist – alto & soprano saxophone, flute
Martin Sjöstedt – piano
René Sandoval – bass
Felix Lecaros – drums

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Urban Elements - New Dimensions
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Fredrik Kronkvist Quartet – Ignition
Releasedate 2007

Fredrik Kronkvist – alto saxophone
Kasper Villaume – piano
Martin Sjöstedt – bass
Daniel Fredriksson – drums

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Fredrik Kronkvist - Ignition
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Fredrik Kronkvist Trio – In The Raw
Releasedate 2006

Fredrik Kronkvist – alto saxophone
Daniel Franck – bass
Daniel Fredriksson – drums

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Fredrik Kronkvist - In the Raw
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Fredrik Kronkvist Quartet – Maintain!
Releasedate 2005

Fredrik Kronkvist – alto saxophone
Daniel Tilling – piano
Martin Sjöstedt – bass
Daniel Fredriksson – drums

guests: Sal Dibba & Måns Block – percussion

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Fredrik Kronkvist - Maintain!
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Fredrik Kronkvist Quartet – Altitude
Releasedate 2003

Fredrik Kronkvist – alto saxophone
Daniel Tilling – piano
Martin Sjöstedt – bass
Daniel Fredriksson – drums

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Fredrik Kronkvist - Altitude