Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra

Fri / 29 Jun / 23.00

 

Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra 

Sweden

 

Goran Kajfeš, trumpet; Jonas Kullhammar, saxophone, flute; Per “Ruskträsk” Johansson, saxophone, flute; Andreas Söderström, guitar; Jesper Nordenström, Fender Rhodes, piano, synthesizer; Johan Berthling, bass; Lars Skoglund, drums, percussion

 

Over the past decade, acclaimed Croatian-born trumpeter Goran Kajfeš, whose references include Fire! Orchestra, has explored the vault of musical legacy, performing cover versions of music by illustrious artists that include Soft Machine and Milton Nascimento, Grizzly Bear and Tame Impala, to name only four of the nearly thirty gems found on The Reason Why Volumes 1–3. Kajfeš assembled the cream of the crop in Swedish jazz, a cast of players who delved into reworking these pieces as if they were the fruit of their own creative effort. Theirs is a music that is orchestral and dancey, full of scintillating moods. Tunes that you just can’t get out of your head and that make you whirl for joy. Subtropic Arkestra is the ultimate proof that music makes life worth living.
“When we came up with the idea of performing interpretations of music that inspires us we decided to limit the project to three volumes to avoid being pigeonholed as a covers band,” explains trumpeter and bandleader Goran Kajfeš. “It has been an incredibly rewarding experience for the group's sound and development, but now it's time to look forward and see what's next for the Subtropic Arkestra.” In other words, the band will continue to exist but the music it performs will be created from within. “This is exciting because none of us knows what's in there,” he says.

 

 

 


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