Jonas Knutsson and Horn Please / Horn Please!
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Horn Please! (Country and Eastern)

Swedish folk and horn music on six saxophones, bass and percussion. Led by saxophonist-composer-arranger Jonas Knutsson, some of the prominent younger Swedish folk musicians are presented in music that goes from the traditional to the newly composed, and from the strictly arranged to the wildly improvised. The horn players: Alexandra Särström, Å sa Johansson, Hanna Wiskari, Klas Toresson, Daniel Carlsson; plus Bengt Jonasson and Petter Berndalen on bass and percussion. Compositions by Knutsson and traditional music from different parts of Sweden and South India. Highly recommended

   

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Lorikspolska
Gudmunds Kalles polska
Vals fran Vilhelmina
Tokpolskan (full song; 9 Meg)

  • Jonas Knutsson: sopranino, soprano, alto, baritonesax
  • Alexandra Särström: soprano, baritonesax
  • Å sa Johansson: soprano, tenorsax
  • Hanna Wiskari: soprano, altosax
  • Klas Toresson: soprano, tenorsax
  • Daniel Carlsson: sopranosax
  • Bengt Jonasson: electric bass
  • Petter Berndalen: percussion

Swedish folk music and world music played on six saxophones, percussion and bass conducted by the saxophonist, composer and arranger Jonas Knutsson. In Horn Please! you can hear some of the best young Swedish traditional folk musicians in a sound that wavers between the traditional and original, the arranged and the improvised.

Aside from the compositions by Knutsson, the repetoire consists of traditional music from different parts of Sweden and South India.

Jonas Knutsson
Began in 1980 with the jazz rock group Cabazz and has since worked with a number of different groups, artists and projects within jazz, fusion and folk music.

Some examples are: Mynta, Elise Einarsdotter Ensemble, Encore, Enteli, Nordan, Jonas Knutsson Band, Triptyk, Stockholm Folk Big Band, Världsorkestern, Bertrand Renaudin´s Larbre Voyage (France) and Berger Knutsson Spering.

In recent years, he has worked on educational projects, such as the sequence "Fanfar"(Fanfare), composed for music and culture students with a cast of 20 saxophones and 10 percussionists. Has also done some commission work. The latest being "Almost Music" for the chamber orchestra in Sundsvall, which was first performed in January, 2003.


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