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Jazz - Released January 22, 2010 | ACT Music

Distinctions The Qobuz Standard
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Jazz - Released September 24, 2001 | ACT Music

Distinctions The Qobuz Standard
Trombonist Nils Landgren covers a variety of funky styles on Fonk da World. There are a few throwaway vocals (the opening "Booty Rock" has some rap) but also some worthwhile soloing from Landgren, altoist Per Rusktrask Johansson, and the oversized rhythm section. Most of the songs are a bit lightweight (other than "Freedom Jazz Dance") and little unexpected happens so this set (which ranges from funky jazz to early fusion and soul-jazz) is not overly memorable. But used for background dancing or light listening, Fonk da World succeeds on its own limited terms. ~ Scott Yanow
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Jazz - Released September 25, 1998 | ACT Music

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Jazz - Released January 12, 1997 | ACT Music

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One of trombonist Nils Landgren's early inspirations was Cannonball Adderley's group. Paint It Blue is dedicated to Adderley with Landgren performing five songs associated with the altoist plus seven originals that pay tribute to Cannonball's bands. Some of the music is in the soul-jazz vein while other tunes (particularly the originals) are more modern, even incorporating a little bit of rap in a couple places. Landgren is a fine trombonist (sometimes a little reminiscent of Wayne Henderson) and he manages to keep up with Michael and Randy Brecker, who in this situation are superior supportive soloists. Without merely copying the past, Landgren expands on the legacy of Adderley quite successfully. ~ Scott Yanow
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Jazz - Released April 26, 2013 | ACT Music

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Jazz Fusion & Jazz Rock - Released June 30, 2017 | ACT Music

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A sparkling groove machine: Nils Landgren’s Funk Unit upholds the flame of the most virtuoso jazz funk. For their tenth album, the internationally acclaimed gang welcomes a prestigious guest: guitarist Ray Parker Jr., the funk expert from Detroit with a resume the length of the Great Wall of China, on which Stevie Wonder, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Michael Henderson, Jean-Luc Ponty, Boz Scaggs, Herbie Hancock, Tina Turner, Diana Ross and even Ghostbuster’s soundtrack coexist! Another big name took part in the making of Unbreakable: trumpeter Randy Brecker, strengthening an already virtuoso gang (Magnum Coltrane Price on bass, Andy Pfeiler on the guitar, Jonas Wall on the saxophone, Petter Bergander on keyboard and Robert Ikiz on drums) led with a strong hand by the Swedish trumpeter. Unbreakable glides with ease between jazz fusion, pure funk, soul and rock, with a particular attention to vocals, without omitting to honour past legends (beautiful covers of Allen Toussaint’s Just a Kiss Away and Marvin Gaye’s Rockin'After Midnight). An album that thumping bass and effusive brass sections enthusiasts will certainly appreciate. © CM/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released June 9, 2017 | ACT Music

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Jazz - Released May 26, 2017 | ACT Music

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Jazz - Released April 30, 2014 | ACT Music

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Jazz - Released August 31, 2007 | ACT Music

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Jazz - Released March 29, 2004 | ACT Music

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Jazz - Released September 24, 1999 | ACT Music