The Big YES! //
- 1. Kalmar Union (30:58)
Anna Högberg - saxophone
Maria Bertel - trombone
Ole Mofjell - drums
Christian Meaas Svendsen - bass
The new Scandinavian supergroup The Big YES! releases their self entitled debut album on Nakama Records. It was recorded live in a Swedish studio during a tour in early 2018 and captures the energetic synergy of four harmonic individuals in perfect unison, hence the one and only track title Kalmar Union: A reference to the historical union between Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This is free flowing dynamite music cast in a well known mold, but with its own flavor. The music is democratic like Scandinavia itself, but also dangerous like North Korea, and uncompromising like the old USSR. Still, THE BIG YES! erases borders and unites everyone who is willing to listen in a single grand and unspoken YES!
The Scandinavian music scene has for some decades now proven to be a fertile breeding ground for aspiring international artists. THE BIG YES! is no exception, and carries on the fruitful tradition of exciting collaborations between the Scandinavian countries. Swedish saxophonist Anna Högberg on saxophone teams up with Danish trombone player Maria Bertel, both of which are amply supported by the hard hitting Norwegian rhythm combo Christian Meaas Svendsen and Ole Mofjell on double bass and drums respectfully.