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Thursday, February 5, Sala Rossa, $13/$15, 20h Atomic was established in 2000 and already after their first two studio albums Feet Music (2002) and Boom Boom (2003), both their growing audience and music reviewers alike began to perceive them as an original flavor with an entirely individual energy that few Scandinavian jazz groups could match. Even though initially thought of as a sort of rebellion to the quaintness of the “Scandinavian Sound” which had become exemplified by Norwegian artists on labels such as ECM, Atomic found themselves becoming a new sort of unique sound on their own. An explosive blend of American free-jazz with European characteristics is how some reviewers have described them. Or better yet, “part academic lecture, part a fun night out on the town”, is how the band describes themselves, and is what makes their sound truly Atomic.

Fredrik Ljungkvist – reeds

Magnus Broo – trumpet

Håvard Wiik – piano

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass

Hans Hulbœkmo – drums

Posted on January 15, 2015 News, Off-Season