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NEW RELEASE APRIL 17!: Örjan Hultén Orion Featuring Ernie Bruce - Liberia Ballad
Music is life, music touches, music creates existential values and opens souls. The new album by Örjan Hultén Orion is a proof of all these facts. A beautiful collaboration with the Liberian singer Ernie Bruce, started with a tour to Liberia in 2018. Fluke, both for Orion and Ernie, that the destiny brought them together!
"i samarbejdet med den mere innovative og sprælske, svenske
kapelmester og dennes sidemen bliver det konventionelle udfordret
og sat i scene på ny, fascinerende vis. Og dermed hæves udtrykket op
og fri af mere geografisk afgrænsede traditioner." - Ivan Rod, DK
"Orion’s focus on strong melodies on their previous albums
makes the transition to song writing and the addition of vocals
seem like an obvious and natural step". - Ian Mann, thejazzmann.com
Watch the trailer by Leonardo Wehlander/artofsound.
"With its blend of European and American influences “Minusgrader” is arguably Orion’s most mainstream album to date and as such is more than capable of reaching out to a broad constituency." - Ian Mann
"There is much to enjoy on this engaging and charming album. With the radiance of the tunes populating this album, is the icy Scandinavian sound beginning to thaw?" - Don Phipps, allaboutjazz.com
NEW ALBUM! ÖRJAN HULTÉN ORION - MINUSGRADER
Orion celebrates their 10 anniversary by releasing album no 4. This time the whole band contributes with new songs. The somber poem Minusgrader by Tranströmer has been the inspiration to the title track and the album contains a broad spectrum of both depth and simplicity, performed with close interplay and sensitivity.
"Minusgrader is ‘straight ahead’ in the best possible way – rich in vitality and fervour, presented with precise musicality … and every track a pleaser." - London Jazz News
"..musiken i sin helhet bär fram ett vemod och en absorberad harmonik som imponerar." OrkesterJournalen
ÖRJAN HULTÉN ORION:
Peter Danemo, drums, Örjan Hultén, saxophones, Torbjörn Gulz, piano, Filip Augustson, bass
ÖRJAN HULTEN TRIO - 14 OCTOBER 2017 LIVE AT BAS
"Spännande triomusik som bygger på tätt lyhört samarbete" en 4 i Digjazz
"a welcome reminder of Hulten's talents" - The Jazzmann
"Overall this is another important in the already established career of this trio and the leader in his capacity as the principal composer". Adam Baruch, The Soundtrack of My Life
ÖRJAN HULTÉN ORION! BUY IT HERE!
"weighty music of absolute topp class" - Svenska Dagbladet
"a proper parade of ensemble playing and composing skills" -Nerikes Allehanda
"urgent from start to finish" - kulturdelen.com
"a well coherent reflection over contemporary acoustic jazz - Dagens Nyheter
Trailer for the release of Fältrapport
By Leonardo Wehlander, Artofsound.
SEP 21THE RAM JAM, LONDON
SEP 22 BIRMINGHAM JAZZ
SEP 23 SALT CAFÉ, BRISTOL
SEP 26 VORTEX, LONDON
SEP 27 MONMOUTH
SEP 28 COVENTRY
SEP 29 BROMSGROVE
SEP 30 WOLVERHAMPTON
"If you have friends and loved ones who are not sure if they like jazz, take them to an Orion gig to show them what great jazz should sound like. If you have friends and loved ones who like jazz, take them to an Orion gig so they can hear what great jazz does sound like". -Chris Baber, jazzviews.net
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