Date: Jun 30th, 2012 · Tags: Jazz CD Reviews

Copenhagen-based Sweish guitarist Samuel HA llkvist, winner of the prestigious 2010 Jazz In Sweden award, demonstrated his eclectic tastes on his 2010 debut as a leader, Samuel HA llkvist Center (Caprice), albeit still rooted in the jazz legacy. On Variety of Loud he even goes further, blurring genre boundaries between improvised jazz and his primary love for the turbulent energies of m: John Zorn , progressive rock, metal and electronic, while impressively juggling muscular, punchy delivery and sophisticated improvisations. HA llkvist calls his new hybrid style “asymmetrical dance music…

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Samuel Hallkvist: Variety of Loud