"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
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 unique collaboration with the Liberian singer/crooner Ernie Bruce.
"Liberia Ballad is an interesting change of pace and experimentation for Örjan Hultén’s Orion. Their collaboration with singer Ernie Bruce is largely successful with everyone rising to the occasion. In the current times, we need to be reminded of the positive power of music and cross-continental friendship. Liberia Ballad reminds us of that." - UK Vibe
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 - 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 - FÄLTRAPPORT
"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
ÖRJAN HULTÉN ORION
Peter Danemo, drums, Örjan Hultén, saxophones, Torbjörn Gulz, piano, Filip Augustson, bass
Trailer for the release of Fältrapport
By Leonardo Wehlander, Artofsound.
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