Restaurant Thymeshift + Hilmar Jensson

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Fotograf: Kristin Lidell
Nytt, tänkande, dynamiskt, spännande Isländskt/Svenskt projekt initierat av trumslagaren Johan Björklund och gitarristen Thomas Gunillasson. Tillsammans med gitarristen Hilmar Jensson och saxofonisten Thomas Backman formas en kraftfull enhet, redo för allt! Bandet spelar originalmusik av samtliga medlemmar. Rått, tungt och komplexa riff men också eftertänksamt och vackert. Självklart med en rejäl portion improvisation och självsäkerhet/självdistans. Och alla ni som undrar varför bandet inte har någon basist…kom och lyssna så förstår ni varför!
2015 släpptes albumet "Beyond Horizons" (BoogiePost Recordings).

Om musikerna:
Hilmar Jensson (IS) – gitarr, elektronik
Bosatt i Reykjavik. Har tillbringat mycket tid i USA och bl.a spelat med Jim Blacks Alasnoaxis, Trevor Dunns Madlove, Tim Berne, Leo Smith, Kevin Drumm, Eyvind Kang, Herb Robertson, Chris Speed, Briggan Krauss, Jamie Saft, Cuong Vu och Ben Perowski. I Europa har han bl.a hörts med: Arve Henriksen, Ståle Storlökken, Marc Ducret och nyligen med det engelska bandet Outhouse. Leder egna trion Tyft med tre CD-skivor i bagaget.

Thomas Gunillasson (S) – gitarr, elektronik
Bosatt i Västerås. Bl.a mycket aktiv i alternativscenen/festivalen ”Nya Perspektiv”. Har jobbat med en mängd svenska grupper med mycket varierande inriktning, t.ex.: Karin Inde, How!, Mess, The Dora Steins, Brownouts, Zara Tellander, Militanta Jazzmusiker m.fl.

Thomas Backman (S) – saxofon, klarinett
Bosatt i Stockholm. Syns och hörs i en mängd olika sammanhang. Han är bl.a medlem i flera hyllade och prisbelönta jazzband som Paavo, Klabbes Bank och Television Pickup, men spelar lika gärna popmusik t.ex med Maia Hirasawa. Thomas skriver musik för och leder egna bandet "Thomas Backman".

Johan Björklund (S) – trummor, elektronik
Bosatt i Göteborg. Bandledare, kompositör m.m. Leder banden Mess, Johan Björklund Dynamic Flavours och RatedX. Har även hörts med Parallel Activity, Änglaspel, Cue Act, Celso Paco, Johannes Lundberg, Lloyd, Lawn Penguin, Brownouts m. fl.

Gruppen erbjuder även workshops till musikutbildningar. Kontakta oss gärna för info om detta.
In English: New, exiting collaboration between Swedes Gunillasson/ Björklund/ Backman and Icelander Jensson. Groovy, cool, wild, crazy, beautiful music came out of this combo when they went on their first tour in the Nordic countries in february 2011. The group is now permanent and tours exstensively and the group released their first CD "Beyond Horizons" in 2015.
Hilmar Jensson (IS) – guitar, electronics
Hilmar first picked up the guitar at the age of six but started studying formally at age eleven. In 1982 he started studying jazz at FIH school of music in Iceland and graduated from there in 1987. He the went to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music and got his BM degree in 1991. While in Boston he performed extensively and took private lessons with Mick Goodrick, Jerry Bergonzi and Hal Crook to name a few. After teaching and performing in Iceland for two years Hilmar went to New York in 1993 where he performed with various musicians as well as taking private lessons with Joe Lovano. Since returning to Iceland in 1994 Hilmar has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings and appeared on over 30 records including 4 as a leader or co-leader. Since 1999 Hilmar has been a member of Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis, a critically acclaimed NY based quartet that records for Winter & Winter and has toured extensively in the U.S and Europe. He also lead his own trio, TYFT with two records and extensively international touring. Hilmar has performed and/or recorded with Tim Berne, Leo Smith, Kevin Drumm, Herb Robertson, Trevor Dunn, Greg Bendian, Jim Blacks, Chris Speed, Briggan Krauss, Jamie Saft, Cuong Vu, Rafael Toral, Carlos Zingaro, Tom Rainey, Ben Perowski, Per Jörgensen, Eyvind Kang, Terje Isungset, Arve Henriksen and Ståle Storlokken www.hilmarjensson.com

Thomas Gunillasson (SE) – guitar, electronics
Born and raised in Kiruna as a son of a miner, Picked up the electric guitar at age 9. Heavily into pop music at the time (still am) wanting to learn the sounds of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Later on in the teens developed an interest in heavy rock and metal music which led to joining a couple of metal and rock bands in Kiruna. At 15 I started studying jazz music and got sucked up in trying to cover the sounds of Mike Stern, John Scofield and Allan Holdsworth among others. Has been working with: Militanta Jazzmusiker, How, Mess, The Dora Steins, Lawn Penguin, Love truth & joy, Brownouts, vobler and Zara Tellander www.thomasgunillasson.se

Thomas Backman (SE) – saxophones, clarinet
Thomas Backman can be found in a lot of different settings. He is a member of several bands like Paavo and Klabbes Bank but can also be found in the band behind pop-singer Maia Hirasawa. Thomas is also the leader of his own band "Thomas Backman". Thomas has been working as a freelancer with for example: Georg Riedel, Miss Li, Loney dear, Nicolai Dunger, Josefine Lindstrand (Jazz i Sverige), Goran Kajfes.
www.myspace.com/backmanthomas

Johan Björklund (SE) – drums, electronics
Innovative drummer/composer/bandleader. Works with his own bands Mess, Johan Björklund Dynamic Flavours and RatedX. Johan has worked with a number of interesting bands/artists in a broad range of genres: Bohuslän Big Band, Änglaspel, Zara Tellander, Johannes Lundberg, Cue Act, Celso Paco, Erena Rhöse Earthbeat, Staffan Mossenmark and several others. He has also done extensive work with dancers in groups like Transorganic Experience and Adeps Improvisation.
www.johanbjorklund.se
Bandmedlemmar och instrument: Johan Björklund, trummor
Thomas Gunillasson, elgitarr/elektronik
Hilmar Jensson, elgitarr
Thomas Backman, saxofon/klarinett
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Kontaktperson: Johan Björklund
Telefon: +46 70 6784275

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