In this forever unfolding moment’ is the debut release by a new, 13-piece ensemble assembled by Swedish bass player and composer Vilhelm Bromander, released september 29th on the Swedish label Thanasosis. It’s a sparkling Spiritual Jazz album, featuring three extended, stellar compositions by Bromander, performed by some of the most urgent voices from the Swedish scene of jazz- and improvised music, together with the otherworldly voice of dhrupad singer Marianne Svašek. In the music Bromanders love of jazz and northindian raga melts together and in the meeting is born a caringly wild-grown music with a heartfelt and powerful expression. Bromander has twelve phenomenal musicians to help him, and it is in the meeting of their voices and dedication that the music has become what it is – collective, full of others, hope, care and resistance.
Vilhelm Bromander (b. 1988) is a Stockholm-based bass player and composer. Vilhelm centers himself in sound, where listening is no less crucial than playing. His relationship to both the notes produced around him and the musicians making them is at the heart of his work. Whether building harmonic structures where he and his colleagues tune in together, constructing a sonic edifice in which sustained tones facilitate deep bonds, or serving as the musical anchor in more rhythmically active settings, playing music with others is about connection, where sound is the medium. He is active on the scenes for jazz and improvised music and has also studied North Indian Dhrupad music as well as just intonation practices. He runs the Aurora ensemble, and can be heard in groups as Christer Bothén 3, Svenska Folkjazzkvartetten, Elin Forkelid plays for Trane and in duo with Fredrik Rasten to name a few. Vilhelm has also a strong profile as a solo performer on the bass.
Vilhelm Bromander – double bass
Katt Hernandez – violin
Martin Küchen – alto and sopranino saxophone
Elin Forkelid – tenor saxophone
Alberto Pinton – baritone saxophone
Christer Bothén – bass clarinet
Emil Strandberg – trumpet
Mats Äleklint – trombone
Alex Zethson – piano
Mattias Ståhl – vibraphone
Dennis Egberth – drums
Anton Jonsson – drums