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FANNY GUNNARSSON - PIANO, VOCALS, COMPOSITIONS
KAROLINA ALMGREN - SOPRANO SAXOPHONE
KRISTIAN RIMSHULT - DOUBLE BASS
HANNES OLBERS - DRUMS
OUR NEW EP SHARE YOUR PAST IS NOW RELEASED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL MUSIC PLATFORMS.
SHARE YOUR PAST IS FANNY GUNNARSSON QUARTET'S THIRD RELEASE WHICH CONTAINS FOUR NEWLY COMPOSED SONGS OF MODERN, INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE JAZZ WITH POP ELEMENTS.
THE FOUR NEW SONGS THAT MAKES THE EP HAS BEEN COMPOSED IN VARIOUS PLACES, SOME OF THEM WHILE FANNY LIVED IN PARIS IN 2017. THE MUSIC IS INSPIRED BY THE MOODS AND MEMORIES THAT CAN BE EVOKED BY CERTAIN SMELLS OR SCENTS, OR HOW THE LIGHT FALL IN A CERTAIN WAY. IN THIS CASE, THE SONGS BECOMES THE CAPSULES THAT HELP TO DEVELOP THE MEMORIES OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
FANNY GUNNARSSON QUARTET RELEASED THEIR SECOND ALBUM MIRRORS ON HAVTORN RECORD IN FEBRUARY 2017 WITH A FOLLOWING RELEASE TOUR. THE ALBUM WAS CHOSEN AS THE BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM OF 2017 BY THE SWEDISH MUSIC JOURNAL LIRA
IMPRESSIONIST AND DISSONANT. MELODIC AND DYNAMIC. EXPRESSIVE AND PLAYFUL. IN MIRRORS, THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS REFLECTS AND SHINES THROUGH EACH OTHER TO CREATE MUSIC THAT TOUCHES YOU AND AT THE SAME TIME MAKES YOU WANT TO MOVE ALONG. SOMETIMES THERE ARE LYRICS TO THE SONGS; SOMETIMES THE MUSIC SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THE SOPRANO SAXOPHONE AND THE PIANO UNITES IN STRONG AND POWERFUL MELODIES THAT PUSH THE MUSIC FORWARD OR REST CALMLY ON TOP OF THE DOUBLE BASS AND DRUMS. THE RESULT IS SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW AND UNIQUE, DELIVERED WITH LOVE AND GREAT DEVOTIONS TOWARDS THE MUSIC AND EACH OTHER.
THE MUSIC AND LYRICS ARE WRITTEN BY THE PIANIST AND SINGER FANNY GUNNARSSON. IN SPRING 2014 THE GROUP RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM "SAME EYES AS YOU" ON THE RECORD LABEL VOLENZA WITH THE SWEDISH PIANIST JAN LUNDGREN AS PRODUCER. THE RECORD GOT GREAT REVIEWS AND LED THE QUARTET TO BIGGER VENUES SUCH AS FASCHING, STOCKHOLM AND YSTAD SWEDEN JAZZ FESTIVAL. IN “MIRRORS” THE BAND HAS TAKEN EVEN FURTHER STEPS TOWARDS EACH OTHER REGARDING INTERPLAY AND INTERACTIONS. THE RECORD CONTAINS NEWLY COMPOSED MUSIC BY GUNNARSSON EXCEPT ONE COVER BY THE ICELANDIC ARTIST BJÖRK.
SAID ABOUT THE BAND:
"Melodic but with interrupted melodies . Rhythmically, but still. Gently conveyed moods. Fanny Gunnarsson invites her quartet - and the audience - on a journey that has just begun but can be very long."
Bengt Eriksson - Lira
"Searching and longing, dreams and dissonances are dominant themes. Both Gunnarsson and Almgren 's piano and soprano saxophone contributes to the lyrical mood that dominates the album."
Sven Bjerstedt - Ystads Allehanda
"Dream" creates beautiful Nino Ramsby vibes and a desire for more Swedish lyrics, while "Crash" is a cabaret section in the style of Lina Nyberg."
Martin Erlandsson - Hallands Nyheter
"Both as a pianist and singer she cultivates above all a thoughtful, lyrical style, but there are also instrumental pieces with flick and speed. The quartet interact sensitively and keep up with many shades and moods of each track."
Alexander Agrell - Sydsvenska Dagbladet
"Her adriot piano complements emotionally engaging lyrics of love and loss, spiritual musing and poetic reflection. While influences og Monk, Meldau and Joni Mitchell are evident, buth vocally and instrumental Gunnarsson has her own way - as vibrant as it is considered - of intergrating freshly theme and elaboration (...) Their overall sensitivity contributes much to an excellent recording, as rooted in the best of modern jazz and intelligent pop as it is refreshing in it´s courageous - and convincing - range of genre dissolving ambition and achievement."
Micheal Tucker - Jazz Journal