Örjan Hultén – soprano and tenor saxophone
Torbjörn Gulz – piano
Filip Augustson – bass
Peter Danemo – drums
Örjan Hultén, one of Sweden’s foremost saxophonists and improvisers, is a musical explorer always looking for the next challenge. His quartet Orion was conceived from Örjan’s impulse to create something altogether fresh in 2009. The critically acclaimed quartet has recorded three albums and the latest, “Fältrapport/Field Report” from 2016, has as well as the two earlier albums, received stunning reviews. In his compositions Örjan Hultén moves effortlessly across boundaries and musical genres. Here and there Middle Eastern and Balkan traits can be heard while one can distinguish traces from Wayne Shorter or Joni Mitchell in other parts.
Örjan Hultén Orion is featuring four of Sweden’s top musicians, each of them a wellknown and celebrated musician/bandleader in his own right. This is the first time the quartet is touring the UK.
Latest album “Fältrapport”:
”Weighty jazz music of absolute world class.” Svenska Dagbladet
”A proper parade of ensemble playing and composing skills”
– Nerikes Allehanda
”Urgent from start to finish” Kulturdelen.com
”a well coherent reflection over contemporary acoustic jazz”
– Dagens Nyheter
“his calm and convincing playing in combination with the intensity and power of the tone is strongly impressive”
– Orkester Journalen
“Absolutely one of my favorite musicians, with a top notch sound on tenor sax as well as on the soprano, with outstanding phrasing and timing, all with unrelenting focus. Here is that musical depth and dedication that all expressions of jazz must have. All this is clearly heard in his playing and in his unique compositions.
– Anders Bergcrantz, trumpet soloist
“Like few others he succeeds in combining smoldering fire with rigorous structure in his improvisations.”
– Tobias Brandt, La Musik
“He possesses a unique and flexible timbre on tenor and soprano, a feeling for rhythm and melody and a sense of adventure deeply rooted in humorous curiosity.”
– Ingrid Strömdahl, SvD