Nils Landgren – Funk Unit
Live in Stockholm
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Scandinavia has long been known as a hot house for the cultivation of jazz and pop in Europe. ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base, Jan Garbarek, and Nils Henning Ørsted Peterson are all internationally recognised names from the North. Nils Landgren is another Nordic musician that has been gaining an enthusiastic world-wide audience. The Swedish trombonist first began his transcontinental travels in 1981 with the legendary Thad Jones Big Band. His ventures into jazz and soul were rewarded with a series of hit albums, including his vocal renditions of “Streetfighter”, and “You’re My Number One”. He has written film music (“Winter of the Rats” and “Code Paragon”), guested with the Crusaders (1989’s “Life in the Modern World”) and David Murray’s 1993 Jazz Baltica project, recorded with David Johannesson, and worked with Herbie Hancock. “Live in Stockholm” brought Landgren’s Funk Unit into the fore as an internationally acclaimed group. With Landgren’s lyrical virtuoso trombone solos and guest alto saxophone great Maceo Parker’s soul-drenched r&b sermons, the music is a thrilling combination of jazz and funk. Compositions such as “Traci”, and Coltrane’s “Impressions” are reminiscent of the period when trombonist Wayne Henderson and the Crusaders reigned over the jazz-funk kingdom, while pieces such as “Mr. M” and “Red Horn” propel Langdren, former Brown band member Parker, and rapper Magnum Coltrane Price, into James Browns’ soulful realm. Hip music in the groove!

Nils Landgren – trombone and lead vocals
Henrik Janson – guitar
Jesper Mejlvang – keyboards and vocals
Lars Danielsson – fender bass
Per Lindvall – drums
Åke Sundqvist – drums, percussion & trumpet
Jan Ugand – sound wiz

Magnum Coltrane Price – rap & vocals
Maceo Parker – alto sax, vocals and good spirits

Track list:
01 Traci (Nils Landgren – Henrik Janson)
02 Soundcheck (Janson)
03 Impressions (John Coltrane)
04 Cheyenne (Landgen – Michael Ruff – Nadia Ruff – Bruce Swedien)
05 Simple Life (Landgren)
06 The Chicken (Alfred Ellis)
07 Aint Nobody (Landgren)
08 So What (Miles Davis)
09 Mr. M (Landgren)
10 Red Horn (Landgren – Swedien)
11 Yo-Yo (Janson-Landgren-Mejlvang-Danielsson-Lindvall-Sundqvist)

Produced by Henrik Janson, Jan Ugand and Nils Landgren for Tromben Productions AB 1994,
in cooperation with the Jazz Baltica Organisation in Kiel, Germany.
Recorded live in Stockholm at the Jazz and Bluesfestival July 4 and at Jazzclub Fasching July 5 and 6, 1994.
Recording Engineers: Jan Ugand and Erik Olhester
Assistant Engineer: Pavel Lucki Mixed and mastered at Polar Studios by Bernhard Lööhr Cover Art,
Sleevedesign and Red Horn Logo by Lasse Karlsson-Frost
(c) 1995 ACT Music+Vision GmbH & Co. KG
(p) 1994 RED HORN Records, Sweden