LIVE

by Koma Saxo

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A great way to enjoy your Koma Saxo live experience: SILVER vinyl edition. Comes with heavy-duty tip on sleeve, silver embossed text, insert with extensive multiperspective liner notes, so yeah!!!

    Includes digital pre-order of LIVE. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 30, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      €24 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Black vinyl LP, sounds great!!! Heavy-duty tip-on sleeve with silver embossing, comes with insert featuring extensive multi-perspective liner notes.

    Includes digital pre-order of LIVE. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 30, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      €22 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This is the shizzzz!!! SILVER edition of the Koma Saxo "LIVE" LP plus the UNRELEASED, mysterious Koma Saxo 7" including material not released elsewhere. Please note: there is no digital version of the 7" so the DL applies to the LP only. But still... Wow!!!! The bundle is bound together with a "Japanese styled"re-sealable plastic sleeve, includes sticker.

    Includes digital pre-order of LIVE. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 30, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      €32 EUR or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD version of Koma Saxo "LIVE", a great hifi choice and also a very nice item, featuring a booklet with liner notes and silver embossing on the digisleeve + the classic silver compact disc look (in the mockup looks white).

    Includes digital pre-order of LIVE. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 30, 2021
    item ships out on or around April 30, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      €15 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of LIVE. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases April 30, 2021

      €7 EUR  or more

     

1.
Euro Koma (live)
2.
Puls Koma (live)
3.
Fanfarum For Komarum (live)
4.
Waltz Me Baby, Waltz Me All Night Long (live)
5.
Otis and Christian (live)
6.
7.
8.
Stepp, Min Stepp (live)

about

Koma Saxo, the explosive quintet led by Berlin-based Swedish bassist/producer Petter Eldh, returns on We Jazz Records with their new album, cut live at We Jazz Festival in Helsinki, December 2019. Whereas their lauded debut was a triumph of remapping the goal posts for an acoustic jazz combo for the 2020's, "LIVE" takes you right to the heart of the actual ensemble sound, with 5 musicians tearing the place down, no post production. From the fiery opening sequence kicking off with "Euro Koma", on to the much calmer beauty of "Waltz Me, Waltz Me Baby, All Night Long" and the first single "Fiskeskärsmelodin", the 8-song set is pure fire, never failing to convey the extraordinary intensity of the group: Eldh on bass, Otis Sandsjö (Y-OTIS), Jonas Kullhammar and Mikko Innanen on saxes, and Christian Lillinger on drums.

An excerpt of liner notes by Peter Margasak:

"When I first saw Petter Eldh's quintet Koma Saxo in Berlin in September of 2019 I was floored. The raw, sprinting energy of the band was both infectious and astonishing, but what I most remember was a sense of cognitive dissonance. Was this the same combo that recorded a fantastic eponymous 2019 studio album that represented one of the most convincing, pleasurable, and driving hybrid's of searing post-bop and the production ethos of hip-hop? There have been endless stabs by producers trying to remap the machinations of an organic, all-acoustic jazz band with electronic post-production, but Eldh, channeling a sonic language heavily informed by J Dilla, nailed it in a way I'd never experienced before. Having the trust of his three imaginative, high-octane saxophonists—Jonas Kullhammar, Otis Sandsjö, and Mikko Innanen—he used their grainy sound as raw material, smudging and smearing it like a painter creating new hues on a palette, and then extending, editing, and powering it up within the imperturbable grooves meted out by he and drummer Christian Lillinger. He didn't really alter the essential core of the band's performances. There's no question that a seriously burning quintet had laid the tracks down, even if the performances reflected the kind of concision many jazz groups adapt for a studio endeavor. But the way his jacked-up bass lines and Lillinger's impossibly peripatetic, stuttering rhythms buffeted the massed saxophones elevated Koma Saxo to plane all its own, and I repeatedly returned to that place—half the time trying to figure out what the hell Eldh had done, and the other half lost in giddy ecstasy.

The live show, on the other hand, featured the band without any production tricks. Its soaring, pithy repertoire came alive in a different way, and this excellent live recording from the 2019 We Jazz Festival, has reminded me of how fun and visceral that experience was."

Koma Saxo "LIVE" is released by We Jazz Records on 30 April 2021 on two vinyl editions (silver + black), as a bundle with an unreleased 7" (+ silver vinyl edition), on CD and digitally. The vinyl versions plus the CD come complete with silver embossed lettering. The vinyl is delivered on heavy-duty tip-on sleeve, complete with an insert featuring liner notes by Peter Margasak, Andreas Müller, Matti Nives and Petter Eldh.

credits

releases April 30, 2021

1. Euro Koma (Petter Eldh)
2. Puls Koma (Petter Eldh, Christian Lillinger)
3. Fanfarum For Komarum III (Jonas Kullhammar)
4. Waltz Me Baby, Waltz Me All Night Long (Even Helte Hermansen)
5. Otis & Christian (Otis Sandsjö, Christian Lillinger)
6. Blumer (Christian Lillinger)
7. Fiskeskärsmelodin (trad.)
8. Stepp, Min Stepp (Lev Knipper)

Track 7 is heavily inspired by Kjell Andersson's arrangement of Byssan Lull.

Petter Eldh, bass / Otis Sandsjö, tenor sax / Jonas Kullhammar, tenor sax / Mikko Innanen, alto & baritone sax / Christian Lillinger, drums
Produced by Petter Eldh
Executive producer: Matti Nives
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Juho Luukkainen
Vinyl cutting by JSA at Timmion Cutting, Helsinki
Photos by Juho Luukkainen
Original artwork by Eero Nives
Design by Matti Nives
Liner notes by Peter Margasak, Andreas Müller, Matti Nives & Petter Eldh

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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. Visit the We Jazz Record Shop in Helsinki, open Tue-Fri 15-19, Sat 12-16.

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