The acclaimed, young super group Ellen Andersson Quartet released their debut album "I'll Be Seeing You" on Prophone Records/Naxos in September 2016, which would soon also be rewarded with "Gyllene Skivan" ("The Golden Record") - considered the most prestigious award within Swedish jazz. The album had before then also been chosen by The European Jazz Network as one of September's ten best jazz records released in Europe, Johan Norberg from Magazine VI called the album "a sensation", and the concerts during the following year received great acclamation from both audiences and critics. In December, the reputable American jazz magazine DownBeat published an interview with Ellen Andersson and guitarist/co-producer Anton Forsberg, putting the group on the map outside of the European borders too.
The vocalist Ellen Andersson has one of the most distinctive voices in Swedish jazz right now, and is - apart from melody carrier and storyteller - also a skilled improviser. Several critics have put emphasis on the delicate interaction between the musicians, where Ellen's voice is considered one of the quartet's instruments.
With the American jazz standard repertoire as a stepping stone, Ellen Andersson Quartet lets the past meet the present in personal, innovative arrangements, where playfulness encounters great seriousness. Ellen Andersson has been described as "a new world star", and the group has received top scores and the finest of reviews, in Sweden as well as abroad.
ELLEN ANDERSSON QUARTET:
Ellen Andersson - vocals
Anton Forsberg - guitar
Hannes Jonsson - double bass
Sebastian Brydniak - drums
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