Friends & Neighbors

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André Roligheten - saxophones/clarinets 

Thomas Johansson - trumpet 

Oscar Grönberg - piano

Jon Rune Strøm - double bass 

Tollef Østvang - drums 

 

“Call it a neo-”New Thing” sensation” 

(Josef Woodard/DownBeat Magazine) 

 

www.facebook.com/friendsandneighborsmusic/

www.friendsandneighbors.no

 

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The Norwegian/Swedish quintet Friends & Neighbors was formed in 2009 in Trondheim, Norway. Since their first record, "No Beat Policy" in 2011, they have released three more powerful albums, and established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the Scandinavian jazz scene. The band is clearly defined by the five members’ strong individual voices as players and composers. Their long experience playing together gives the music a clear and distinct sound. Stretching from melodic ballads to hard swinging free-bop and powerful free jazz, they keep the collective sound intact, showing influences from a wide spectrum of jazz history. The band has been touring extensively for years, including concerts Europe, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. 

 

The quintet’s latest album "What´s Next?" on Clean Feed (2018) has received great critical praise, from both Norwegian and international press. 

 

“They have consistently released excellent music and What’s Next” (following 2016’s What’s Wrong?) is, I believe, their best album yet.”

Nick Metzger — Freejazzblog.org (4½ out of 5 stars)

 

“Friends & Neighbors expressed Ornette’s affection for the people who lived near his Prince Street loft; these guys write and play like they like each other, which results in a chemistry that’s hard to resist.”

Bill Meyer — Dusted Magazine

 

“The spirit behind the phrase suits the quintet beautifully, and in terms of both historical stylistic precedent and a certain, strong and palpable ensemble identity…call it a neo-New Thing sensation.” 

Josef Woodard — DownBeat Magazine (4½ out of 5 stars)

 

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Link to lates album: 

https://open.spotify.com/album/37bx767VR1s3QXCOrcXePY

https://music.apple.com/no/album/whats-next-feat-andr%C3%A9-roligheten-thomas-johansson-oscar/1442149240?l=nb

 

Reviews: 

http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2015/DB1503/single_page_view/59.html

https://www.allaboutjazz.com/whats-wrong-friends-and-neighbors-clean-feed-records-review-by-john- sharpe.php 

http://dustedmagazine.tumblr.com/post/180799665302/friends-neighbors-whats-next-clean- feed?fbclid=IwAR0G1oJnHVUqo9PttRHiseVUs6JhmF0btNHSouZYC28Mx6YHEm2fE1EXVsY 

 

Link to video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJtUcHOFp1E

 

Clean Feed: 

https://cleanfeed-records.com/product/whats-next/

 

 

 

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