Koma Saxo

by Petter Eldh

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Koma Saxo PURE FIYAH on vinyl, available here as a RED VINYL edition. Tip-on sleeve (high gloss + matte), printed inner sleeve with info, with amazing GOLD lettering for the text in front. Hot as the weather!

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Koma Saxo solid brain-melting bizniz as a BLACK VINYL edition. Tip-on sleeve (high gloss + matte), printed inner sleeve with info, with amazing GOLD lettering for the text in front. This one's a keeper.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    So sweet to pair these up! Get the "Koma Saxo" LP and the NON-LP 2-tracker 7" "Port Koma / Fanfarum For Komarum" on the same go, and enjoy the full KS experience... You'll also get the DL for both releases, which is nice.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Koma Saxo available on CD. Make no mistake: this one's a beauty. You got your pure fire KS sounds right here on a stylish matte digisleeve, complete with GOLD lettering on the front cover. Nice, nice, nice.

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about

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 trajectory.

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 Koma Saxo debut LP on We Jazz Records is a revelation for anyone seeking contemporary jazz music with edge and vision. From the opener, the brief but fiery "Kali Koma", right into the pastoral finale, "Så Rinner Tiden Bort", Eldh & co are on it, like a tightly-knitted posse of jazz assassins on the run. At times, the pieces fall gloriously apart, just enough in order to be ripe to put back together again. Take "Ostron Koma" for example. From the intense opening seconds full of suspension, the track moves forward with breathtaking swing, then onto full-on free breakout, to be born anew.

In addition to scorching originals by all members of the band, Koma Saxo tackle a handful of carefully-picked and highly inspirational borrowed tunes from Finnish legends Matti Oiling, Edward Vesala and the Swedish composer Olle Adolphson. Even at their most freeform, Koma Saxo have an underlying "threat" of swinging hard. At their most peaceful, their hymns are full of genuine serenity and charisma, enabling them to never fall into easy sentimentality.

Whatever the mood, Koma Saxo are like lightning in a box, yearning to be set free.

"Koma Saxo" by Petter Eldh is released on Helsinki's We Jazz Records on vinyl, CD and digitally. The vinyl version comes in a "tip-on" sleeve with gold lettering as red and black editions. The CD is available as a digisleeve edition with gold lettering.

KOMA SAXO LIVE 2019

23.8. Saalfelden International Jazz Festsival (AT)
28.9. Kim Festival, Berlin (DE)
4.12. We Jazz Festival, G Livelab Tampere (FI)
5.12. We Jazz Festival, G Livelab Helsinki (FI)

credits

released October 4, 2019

Petter Eldh, bass / Christian Lillinger, drums / Otis Sandsjö, tenor saxophone / Jonas Kullhammar, tenor saxophone / Mikko Innanen, alto & baritone saxophones

Produced by Petter Eldh
Executive producer: Matti Nives
Recorded by Abdissa Assefa at at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, 4 Dec 2018 and at We Jazz Festival, Kaiku, Helsinki, 3 Dec 2018
Additional recordings by Petter Eldh at Galatea Studios, Berlin
Mixed by Petter Eldh at Galatea Studios, Berlin
Mastered by Martin Ruch at Control Room Berlin, May 2019
Original artwork by Eero Nives
Band photos by Juho Luukkainen
Design by Matti Nives

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We Jazz Records Helsinki, Finland

We Jazz Records is a label based in Helsinki releasing cutting edge jazz music on vinyl + additional formats. The label is closely connected to the annual We Jazz Festival in Helsinki, Finland.

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