Feet Music

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Jazzland
ALBUM TITLE: Atomic
PERFORMER: Fredrik Ljungkvist (ss, ts, bs), Magnus Broo (t), Håvard Wiik (p), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (b), Paal Nilssen-Love (d)
CATALOGUE NO: 016 558-2

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Taking both its debut album’s title and its free jazz/groove-based orientation from Ornette Coleman, Atomic draws on the European and US modern-jazz traditions to produce its brash, viscerally exciting, punchy, raucous yet controlled music. What the players may lack in finesse and precision they more than make up for with their power, adventurousness and sheer commitment. CP