Y​-​OTIS

by Otis Sandsjö

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  • Vinyl LP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The vinyl edition of "Y-OTIS", available as Sun Yellow and Black versions. This is N I C E.

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about

Helsinki's We Jazz Records presents "Y-OTIS", the debut LP from Berlin-based Swedish saxophonist/composer Otis Sandsjö, joining forces with keyboardist Elias Stemeseder, bassist Petter Eldh and drummer Tilo Weber. The album is a forward-reaching, multilayered collection of eight originals penned by Sandsjö and produced by Sandsjö and Eldh. What you get is a form of "liquid jazz", born in an era where the understanding of jazz as a musical language has evolved way beyond the concept of the previous "modern". Informed by hiphop and electronic music, "Y-OTIS" is pure jazz in that the quartet stays true to its constant mission of creating a new form of musical communication. Sandjö's circular sax riffs, the album's rich production touch, and the chopped-up jazz form creates a musical concept which stays melodic and beat-laden while being "free" right to the edge of avantgarde. It's as if the music is sampling itself, constantly keeping ahead of the curve in the musical lineage of jazz.

Otis Sandsjö (b. 1987) hails from Gothenburg, Sweden. He is known previously for example for his inspired work on singer Lucia Cadotsch's globe-trotting trio formation "Speak Low", also featuring "Y-OTIS" co-producer and bassist Petter Eldh. Elias Stemeseder was dubbed one of the top 15 young European musicians to watch by All About Jazz in 2017. Tilo Weber ranks among the most creative young drummers in the scene. Stemeseder is currently based in New York, while the remaining three musicians here live in Berlin. Live on stage, the band performing the material on the new release is called Y-OTIS.

credits

released June 1, 2018

Otis Sandsjö - Saxophone, Clarinet, Synthesizers
Petter Eldh - Bass, Synthesizers
Elias Stemeseder - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Tilo Weber - Drums

All compositions by Otis Sandsjö
except ACINOR by Frans Petter/Otis Sandsjö

Produced by Petter Eldh
Co-produced by Otis Sandsjö

Recorded by Benjamin Spitzmüller at Philophon Music Production, Berlin
Additional recordings by Petter Eldh at Galatea Studios, Berlin
Mixed by MARCK FUCK
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann at 4ohm music, Berlin

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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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