Jazz i Malmö: Thomas Backman
A mix of bebop and free jazz, hip hop, indie pop and chamber music.
Swedish reedplayer Thomas Backman is known from reputable groups such as Klabbes Bank, paavo and Thymeshift feat Hilmar Jenson or as sideman to Sara & Georg Riedel and Cecilia Persson to name a few. No he has finally put together his own super group.
In 2016 Thomas put toghter some of his favorite musicians to form a band of his own. The members are award winning, well known swedish musicians. They have performed and recorded with artist like Django Bates, Uri Craine, Filip Jers and Lonely dear.
In November 2017 the band went to the studio to record the music that was released on the groups critically acclaimed debut album: ”Did you have a good day, David? (Modern Musik) on Aug 2018. The music on the album consist of 9 songs, all of them Thomas compositions, and 3 of them with Josefine Lindstrand´s lyrics.
Thomas Backman – Woodwind, Josephine Lindstrand – Keyboards, song, Oskar Schönning – Bass, guitar, Julia Schabbauer – Drums, song, keyboard
” A band picked out at the finest delicatessen counter” – Patrik Lindgren, Lira.
“They played their proverbial asses off, generating an intensity that suggested that playing this music represented an essential cathartic process, particularly for the leader….. The imaginative use of vocals added to the individuality of the music and the standard of the playing, particularly from Backman himself, was excellent throughout.” – Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann
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