Y​-​OTIS 2

by Otis Sandsjö

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la3oratory What an amazing album from start to finish! Your music is truly unique and beautiful.
UGO
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UGO Can you check with your British distributor- Kudos Distribution? Just received your lp from them. Poorly packaged, flimsy shitty enveloppe, record arrived warped. When doing business with vinyl make sure your distributor respect the merchandise and respect the client. When we support artists and order their music on vinyl, have it delivered properly or don’t do it. Thanks.
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lovethatshit I love the mix of rhtyhm and groove on this jazz album. It's very vivid and vibrant. Favorite track: tremendoce.
Captain Weedo
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Captain Weedo Incredible album from start to finish!
World of Echo
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World of Echo Seriously. This dude keeps on making crazy creative jazz that is not tied to the past. Underrated!
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    BLACK vinyl LP "Y-OTIS 2", comes with a heavy-duty tip-on sleeve.

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waldo 03:05
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tremendoce 04:14
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oisters 03:50
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abysmal 04:44
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koppom 03:47
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ity bity 04:59
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sapiens 02:54
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bobby 03:32
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fruehling 02:46
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atombahn 05:50

about

Berlin-based Swedish saxophonist Otis Sandsjö returns with the eagerly-awaited sequel to "Y-OTIS". On "Y-OTIS 2", released by We Jazz Records on July 24, Sandsjö and his close associate, bassist/producer Petter Eldh (of Koma Saxo), deepen their vision of genre-bending, forward-looking "liquid jazz" of tomorrow. The core group also includes Dan Nicholls on keys and Tilo Weber on drums, and also featured on the album are Swedish jazz greats Jonas Kullhammar (of Koma Saxo) and Per "Texas" Johansson, cellist Lucy Railton and trumpeter Ruhi-Deniz Erdogan.

Diving deeper into "Y-OTIS 2", you'll find details and ideas galore. The album is an inviting and inspiring audio mosaic, which links back into the previous Sandsjö/Eldh collaborations, namely "Y-OTIS" and "Koma Saxo". The result is a balanced album which quenches your thirst while making you more thirsty in the process. In other words, the many micro moods and sonic levels herein invite repeated listening, while the underlying rhythmic approach is informed as much by hip hop and electronica as by jazz, making the music approachable in a very natural way.

It seems unnecessary to pull the album apart by name-checking individual tracks but just for the sake of easy introduction, the single cuts "tremendoce", "ity bity" and "abysmal" offer one idea of signposts along which to navigate. "tremendoce" brings in Swedish jazz great Jonas Kullhammar (of Koma Saxo) and Per "Texas" Johansson, introducing an infectious flute loop integrating into the Y-OTIS sound, making it organic to the bone. "ity bity" could be built on a new wave synth sample (but it's not) and "abysmal" brings more serene, even ambient-sounding sonic pathways onto the map. It all belongs together, and makes for a sound that is instantly recognisable and constantly fresh. This is "Mauerpark liquid jazz" for the new decade.

credits

released July 24, 2020

Composed by Otis Sandsjö & Petter Eldh
Produced by Petter Eldh
Co-produced by Otis Sandsjö
Executive producer Matti Nives

Otis Sandsjö, tenor saxophone & clarinet / Petter Eldh, bass & synthesizers / Dan Nicholls, keyboards & synthesizers / Tilo Weber, drums // Featuring: Per "Texas" Johansson, flute / Jonas Kullhammar, flute / Lucy Railton, cello / Ruhi-Deniz Erdogan, trumpet

Recorded by Martin Ruch at Control Room Berlin, 1-3 December 2019
Flutes recorded by Petter Eldh at Studio Moserobie, Stockholm, 10th February 2020
Additional recordings by Petter Eldh at Galatea Studios, Berlin
Additional Synthesizer recordings by Dan Nicholls at Cozmos, London
Mixed by Martin Ruch at Control Room Berlin
Mastered by Martin Ruch at Control Room Berlin
Design by Matti Nives

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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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