Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Paint It Blue (1997)

Artist: Nils Landgren Funk Unit
Title Of Album: Paint It Blue
Year Of Release: 1997
Label: ACT
Genre: Jazz, Funk

Nils Landgren (born 1956) is a Swedish funk and jazz trombone player.

Between 1972 and 1978 he studied classical trombone at the music college in Karlstad and at the university in Arvika. Meeting the Swedish Folk-Jazz pioneer Bengt-Arne Wallin as well as trombonist Eje Thelin persuaded Nils to move from strict classical studies to improvisation and to begin the development of his own approach.

After his graduation, Nils moved to Stockholm to work as a professional trombone player. He was soon touring with the successful Swedish pop star, Bjorn Skifs' "Blue Swede" who got to number 1 in the U.S. pop charts with "Hooked on a feeling". Thad Jones in 1981 invited Landgren to join his new big band project "Ball of Fire", as the lead-trombonist. Ever since that time Nils Landren has been involved in most styles equally: jazz and rock, soul and hip hop, big band sessions, and by his own reckoning, at least 500 albums including such internationals stars as ABBA, The Crusaders, Eddie Harris, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Wyclef Jean and Herbie Hancock.


1.Walk Tall
2.You Dig
3.Why Am I Treated So Bad
4.Brother Nat
5.Inside Straight
7.Mercy Mercy Mercy
8.Mother Fonk
10.After the Party
11.Love All, Serve All

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Nils Landgren Funk Unit:

Nils Landgren (trumpet, trombone);
Magnum Coltrane Price (vocals, synthesizer);
Per "Rusktrask" Johansson (saxophone);
Esbjorn Svensson (keyboards);
Henrik Janson (guitar);
Lars Danielsson (bass).

Additional personnel:

Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone);
Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn);
Till Bronner (trumpet);
Steffen Schorn (bass clarinet);
Bernard Purdie (drums);
Airto Moreira, Marcio Doctor (percussion)

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