Port Koma / Fanfarum for Komarum (feat. Jonas Kullhammar, Mikko Innanen, Christian Lillinger & Otis Sandsjö) by Petter Eldh & Koma Saxo - We Jazz [WJ0707] FLAC download included with physical items

Port Koma / Fanfarum for Komarum (feat. Jonas Kullhammar, Mikko Innanen, Christian Lillinger & Otis Sandsjö)

A 2 track avant garde jazz single (6m 39s) — released August 2nd 2019 on We Jazz

Koma Saxo is a highly potent new five-piece produced by the visionary Berlin-based Swedish bassist-producer Petter Eldh. The lineup brings together five heavy jazz names on the Berlin–Nordics axis, including Eldh on bass, Christian Lillinger on drums and the frontline of three saxes: Otis Sandsjö, Jonas Kullhammar and Mikko Innanen. Despite the top-billing names, make no mistake: this is not just another "supergroup", but a real working band with their own sound and musical trejectory.

Eldh's vision for the Koma Saxo sound is one step ahead of what groovy avantgarde jazz could sound like in 2019, involving postproduction work with the raw material recorded in Helsinki in connection to Koma Saxo's successful debut at the We Jazz Festival. Both studio and live tapes exist side by side, and Eldh goes deep in molding the final music to be heard on the upcoming Koma Saxo releases.

The first introduction into the world of Koma Saxo comes in the form of a 7"/digital single "Port Koma / Fanfarum For Komarum". Side A presents a restlessly dubby beat track, which would be ripe for hiphop sample use. The flip launches into a joyful full-on groovy free jazz fest which is hard to resist. Think Art Ensemble of Chicago at their swingingest but add a little "Nordic Noir" dropped right into the busy streets of Berlin's Kreuzberg.

Koma Saxo at We Jazz Festival was one of the best gigs I've heard! - Glenn Kotche Wilco

That's a bullseye! - Pasi Virtanen Jazzpossu

This is great. Complex and free, but not at the expense of melody, rhythm and form. - Found Sounds DJ Magazine

Sun Ra would be proud. - David Bassin KXSF-102.5FM

Quality, unique production, great label & release. - Stefan Wagner Radio Z

Excellent two sided single, both tracks are going to our summer playlist! - Yann Barbotin Canal B Radio

5/5. Funky and out there. - Russ Jones Hackney Globe Trotter / SOAS Radio

I DIG IT! - Mathieu Schreyer KCRW

Diggin the Dirrt - Chris Alfaro NTS Radio

Solid grown folks jazz here. - Alex Ruder KEXP

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