Koma Saxo: Port Koma b/w Fanfarum For Komarum

Today’s slice of goodness comes off of the We Jazz record label, and brings us some high powered jazz from a new five piece band Koma Saxo. This outfit is no ordinary slice of jazz, as it has brought together five of the hottest, heavyweight names in Berlin/ Nordic jazz together. Featuring Peter Eldh on bass, Christian Lillinger on drums and three sax players up front: Otis Sandsjö, Jonas Kullhammar and Mikko Innanen, this is not your typical all star ensemble. In fact, they are a hardworking band with their own sound and path. Produced by the Berlin, Germany based Swedish bass player of the band Eldh, his vision has been pretty clear. Staying ahead of trends and what’s hot, he’s pushed this sound in 2019, always getting in front of what groovy, avant garde jazz could sound like in present day. Mixing raw tapes and post production, Eldh is breaking new ground with Koma Saxo. On this 45 rpm release, we hear two different soundscapes from the band, both equally impressive in their own right. “Port Koma”, dubbed out with tough beats and some classy bass, is dark and moody, but somehow leaves your head nodding. The saxophone parts move brilliantly throughout, leaving this forward thinking group high on top with this track. The flip, “Fanfarum For Komarum” goes the way of some free jazz freak out. Groovy and not hard to take in at all, it simply swings. Fans of The Art Ensemble of Chicago when they were really moving it should appreciate the track. As far as new jazz goes, this is some of the best. This record will be on the list as some of the most influential, new sounding sounds out there. Listen to both tracks below and buy the record after the stream.

Get the record here, available via We Jazz.

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