Urban Elements | New Dimensions – [Connective Records, 2008]Urban Elements, The vanguard of young jazz musicians from two continents are getting down to business in the eclectic new group Urban Elements. The collaboration between the most up-and-coming players from Chile/South America and Sweden/Europe creates new flavours of modern jazz in a mixture of hardcore be-bop, organic fusion, Latin-jazz, funk and contemporary grooves. The musicians express themselves freely and with extraordinary technique and swing. The musical conversation in the group is on the highest level and the music sparks of fire and drags the listeners in to new dimensions of musical landscapes.
The material is written by Swedish stellar saxophonist Fredrik Kronkvist and the prolific Chilean trumpeter Sebastian Jordan with a strong foundation from vast vinyl-collections and fresh visions into the future. Drummer Felix Lecaros has a unique swing and playfulness that leaves you breathless and pushes the band in forward motion together with bassist Rene Sandoval and pianist Martin Sjöstedt.
Check out this burning new band and get amazed by the flow of new contemporary jazz.