Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cortex: Gøteborg (Gigafon 2012)

I´m sure you want to check out Cortex! A real hard swinging, groovy jazz band with Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Kristoffer Berre Alberts (saxophone), Ola Høyer (bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums).

Reviewers seem to agree that they are inspired by bands like Atomic and Ornette Coleman Quartet with Don Cherry, and that´s probably right. Anyway, they are here now with their new album "Gøteborg" (Gigafon 2012), as files, CD and everybody´s favorite - vinyl (but unfortunately without download codes).

Melodic, tough music that just might be played at parties too (not that I visit such happenings). I don´t know how much these guys love their tobacco, but "Nicotine" has got a hit potential, and I just might have missed something, being a non smoker?

"Cerebrum" is of course a fitting title for a band called Cortex (anatomy lesson here), and draw lines back to their previous album "Resection" (Bolage 2011), having track names like "Grey Matter", "Neocortex" and "Frontal Lobe". A great album that one too!

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