Gothenburg gig review

Hi! Here’s a review from our recent concert in Gothenburg (Göteborg Daily):

Parken – February 23. Finding a specific way of describing the jazz musician’s muse is by no means an easy thing to do. However, the words of Jazz legend Benny Green seem to deliver a strange sense of clarity in labelling its essence.

“A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.”

Throw in the art of fly fishing too, and you have a perfect mental image of what to expect from a ‘Jazz and Fly Fishing’ gig in downtown Gothenburg.

Confused? Well, that’s understandable. Yet, it becomes less so when it’s explained that the band found each other through their two passions in life. Jazz, and fly fishing.

However, that does not mean that the band have created a new kind of slippery and wet jazz. Their music is just as specifically chaotic in improvisation, and beautifully entwined in synchronisation, as any other a jazz legend would have made it.

The only difference here is that the flat screen TVs scattered around the dimly lit room, flash images of four young musicians standing waste deep in Scandinavian rivers with their fishing poles.

I’m sure that the likes of Miles Davis would never have imagined the art of Jazz being blended in with the art of fishing. Yet, the mix does somehow seem to work in its own special way, leaving you in a state of tranquillity that can only be found in calm waters.

Rating: 5/5

Bjarke Smithmeyer – Göteborg Daily


Leif Stävmo

Great words and an awesome review from somebody who clearly understands the link that can be found between music and flyfishing. Congratulations guys!


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