ASJO (Ann Söderqvist Jazz Ochestra)
Highly acknowledged Swedish composer and jazz trumpeter Ann-Sofi Söderqvist decided to go for broke in 2011 and strode into the spotlight by creating ASJO – Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra.
The Big Band is a vibrant and powerful 19-piece orchestra and includes some of the truly top names in Swedish jazz. Following their critically acclaimed CDs POINT OF VIEW and THE STORY OF US, ASJO now presents their third album - MOVE! This time live from Jazz Club Fasching, Stockholm and Bangen Jazz & Blues Festival, Sandviken, Sweden. All compositions, arrangements and lyrics by Ann-Sofi Söderqvist, with the exception of ”Move” and ”Play Me a Tune” where Lena Swanberg has penned the lyrics.
Since their premiere concert at Jazz Club Fasching in January 2011, ASJO has returned to the venue on a regular basis, so it seemed natural to do a live recording at their “home stage”. The CD is recorded in front of an enthusiastic audience in the packed club in January, 2017, with two additional numbers from Bangen Jazz & Blues Festival, recorded by Swedish Radio P2 in July, 2016.
Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWJCmS-OgRs