Ullén/Bergman/Lund is a piano trio based in Stockholm that plays free jazz that channels the American free jazz tradition as well as contemporary classical music. Combining raw power with an exquisite attention to detail, the three musicians make every moment sparkle with possibilities. In this aural space, every movement matters.
Ullén and fellow Swedes Bergman and Lund are all significant players in the Scandanavian freejazz scene and the trio first met in the sextet Anna Högberg Attack, and have since played together in many constellations. Their debut album Space was recorded by Mats Äleklint during the pandemic in 2021 at the legendary venue Fylkingen, and is released by the American record label Relative Pitch Records in 2022.
released March 4, 2022
Lisa Ullén - piano
Elsa Bergman - double bass
Anna Lund - Drums
I like free jazz but I'm not familiar with many artists in the genre and Ahmed Abdul-Malik is a refreshing discovery. This jam is wild and all over the place. What I like the most about it is the pianist is not afraid to be brutal with the piano. Most piano playing I have been exposed to potray it as a mild instrument and this release proves how powerful and aggressive piano can be. Now I am off to hunt down and explore Malik's other musical offerings. Nuclear Distortion
After being introduced to William Parker's work through the monumental "Migration of Silence" release, I was really excited to hear more, and I'm pleased to report that his latest offering "Mayan Space Station" continues to impress and inspire.
Parker plays with a lush and vibrant style that fully engages his audience, offering great moments of excitement and energy, along with some unexpected and inspired musical turns.
Incredible work from an artist who has fast become a personal favorite! rikm