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Nils Landgren

5000 Miles - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9271-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92712 5
  • German Release: 01/10/1999
  • Genre: Swedish Jazz, Funky Jazz

Das Album wurde mit dem German Jazz Award ausgezeichnet und erhielt eine Echo-Nominierung

CD € 17,50



"Nils Landgren is one good reason for a jazz-funk renaissance." says John Fordham in London´s GUARDIAN about "live" in Montreux (ACT 9265-2). Now virtuoso trombonist Mr. Redhorn - Landgren is surprising his audiences with jet another exhilarating example of jazz-funk reborn with a new album full of unexpected but always delightful und fresh sounds. For this album he surrounded his Funk Unit with some of the hippest players in the international jazz upperclass: Tim Hagans, Roy Hargrove, Till Brönner, Esbjörn Svensson, Viktoria Tolstoy, Don Alias und Fred Wesley.Thad Jones grabbed at the chance. Because of his extroverted playing style, trumpeter Tim Hagans had been kicked out of Woody Herman´s band. A short time later Herman´s competition had Hagans under contract. Jones would always seek out exceptional young talent...

line up

The Funk Unit :
Nils Landgren - trombone & vocals
Per Ruskträsk Johansson - saxes & wooden flute
Robert Östlund - guitars & Hammond Organ
Esbjörn Svensson - Fender Rhodes, grand piano & keybords,
Magnum Coltrane Price - Fender Bass & vocals
Janne Robertson – drums

Guest Unit:
Henrik Janson - guitar
Johan Norberg - sitar guitar
Åke Sundqvist - percussion
Magnus Öström - percussion
Dan Berglund - accoustic bass

Special guests:
Don Alias - percussion
Till Brönner - fluegelhorn
Roy Hargrove - trumpet and fluegelhorn
Tim Hagans - trumpet
Viktoria Tolstoy - vocals
Fred Wesley (BMF) - trombone


Recording Information

Recorded by Jan Ugand at Atlantis Studios, Stockholm between March 1998 and July 1999
Additional recordings made at Nord Studios, Stockholm, Park Studios, Tutzing, Germany, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
Hit Factory in N.Y.C. USA and Westviking Studios, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA
Mixed by Bruce Swedien at Westviking Studios
Mastered by Claes Persson at CRP Recording, Stockholm
Produced by Siegfried Loch with Nils Landgren