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Reviews, words and articles about the debut album, First Lines!

"2018 has been a year of many outstanding and surprising new records. One worth special notice is First Lines by Swedish trumpeter Erik Palmberg and his quartet. Featuring mostly original compositions, the music is fresh and crisp yet steeped in jazz tradition."

- Article by Jim Worsley, Allaboutjazz

 

https://www.allaboutjazz.com/erik-palmberg-swiss-time-was-running-out-erik-palmberg-by-jim-worsley.php

"With strong accompaniment from Dromberg, Nahlin, and Waern, Erik Palmberg has expressed his own jazz sensibilities within the embodiment of vintage and quintessential jazz.

These rich compositions are notably tempered and melodic. The arrangements enable four skillful and accomplished musicians to fuse together as an ensemble, as well as to stretch and shine individually."
- Album review, Jim Worsley, Allaboutjazz

 

https://www.allaboutjazz.com/first-lines-erik-palmberg-stockholm-jazz-records-review-by-jim-worsley.php

"DN gratulerar: Erik Palmberg, jazztrumpetare.

Luftig, lyrisk jazz som låter som om den var inspelad på jazzens storhetstid på 50 talet"

- Hans Kronbrink, DN

 

https://www.dn.se/familj/dn-gratulerar-erik-palmberg-jazztrumpetare/

 

"I enjoyed hearing you weave your way through the changes especially HOW DEEP and CON ALMA, both not easy. One must “Pay Attention”to handle them honestly. You are so fortunate to have been influenced by Jan Allan…but so am I !"

- International jazz trumpet artist, Bobby Shew

Concert reviews

"På skivan finns ytterligare två standardlåtar, Dizzie Gillespies Con Alma och Bill Evans-balladen Turn out the Stars, vilka ger rika prov på Palmbergs lyriska kvalitéer. 

Kompositionen Natural Rhythm gör skäl för sin titel med ett flödigt spel ifrån hela gruppen, vilket i den konventionella inramningen får extra pregnans. Pianisten Anton Dromberg matchar Palmbergs luftiga, eftertänksamma spelstil väl i det avslutande duonumret Sortie.

Erik Palmbergs skivdebut känns vältajmad "

- Album review, Ulf Thelander, Orkesterjournalen

 

https://orkesterjournalen.com/wordpress/?p=32218

"Bebopigt sväng samsas med en hel del lyriska låtar. 

..också suveräna insatser av övriga medverkande: pianisten Anton Dromberg, basisten Peder Waern och trummisen Gustav Nahlin. 

..en fin debut av en kvartett vi nog kommer att få höra mer av."

- Album review Lira, Andreas Lagercrantz

 

http://www.lira.se/skivrecension/first-lines/

Erik Palmberg Quartet feat Karin Hammar, Stockholm Jazz Festival

"Erik Palmberg Quartet satte det avskalade, melodiskt lyriska i fokus"

- Konsertrecension, Ulf Thelander, Orkesterjournalen

 

https://orkesterjournalen.com/wordpress/?p=31304

Horncraft, Stockholm Jazz Festival

"Ett antal musiker utför storstilade bedrifter, en ynnest att få lyssna till dem på nära håll. Skivaktuella utropstecknet, trumpetaren Erik Palmberg, var för mig en ny bekantskap"

- Konsertrecension, Kulturbloggen

https://kulturbloggen.com/?p=120584

Words from the judges:

"...a musician that knows how to treat a standard, adding a new approach, a fresh air but keeping the original meaning of the song. Nice instrumentation with Fender Rhodes too."

- Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Journalist, Jazz & Brazilian Music Historian, Record Producer, Publicist, Arranger, Percussionist, Educator, member of Jazz Journalists Association

"Well executed, well played and sound like a band"

- Chris Hodgkins, Musician, writer, broadcaster - Jazz London Radio, Pure Jazz Radio)

Erik Palmberg, finalist in 2018 International Virtual Jazz Contest!

Check out the video,

"I Remember You" 

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Featured on Swedish Jazz Radio

"This playlist celebrates the melding of these genres into new forms. From Fela Kuti’s afrobeat, to the latin-jazz-rock of Santana, to Tom Waits’s character-driven songs and on to Swedish jazz trumpeter Erik Palmberg’s interpretations of the art. Music is the universal language. These tunes confirm that statement."

- Irish Jazz Magazine, Golden Plec 

 

https://www.goldenplec.com/featured/jazz-master-takes-playlist-2/https://www.goldenplec.com/featured/jazz-master-takes-playlist-2/

"Och du får också höra amerikanska Aimée Allen, Mattias Risbergs Mining, basisten Larry Grenadier som släppt en soloplatta och så den mogne debutanten Erik Palmberg."

- Märet Öman / Jazzradion i P2

 

https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1254343?programid=4431

Featured on Copenhagen Jazz Radio

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