Bray Jazz Festival 2017: Malin Wättring 4 (Sweden)
Sun 30 Apr 2017
Venue: Mermaid Arts Centre @ 8pm
Malin Wättring is one of Sweden's emerging young saxophonists, a great jazz talent to emerge from a rich Scandinavian tradition.
She released Glöd, her critically acclaimed debut album and has been establishing a growing reputation as a major player in Nordic jazz. Live, the Malin Wättring 4’s performance can run the gamut from fragile to incandescent, from menacing to tender and beautiful.
Wättring has a sympathetic foil in pianist Naoko Sakata, a virtuoso and award-winning pianist whose deep love of Nordic jazz brought her from her native Japan to Sweden, almost a decade ago.
The Wättring 4’s playing can be folkloric, introspective and hymn-like in character, but there can also be intense improvisational bursts, consistent with her other work as a member of Anna Hogberg’s visceral ‘Attack,’ and previously as a member of Mats Gustavsen’s explosive ‘Fire!’ orchestra.
"An amazing and mesmerizing album. It moves me and makes me want to listen again immediately" – Lira
Malin Wättring (saxophone), Naoko Sakat (piano), Anna Lund (drums) and Donovan von Martens (bass).
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€25 Full Price