TO BE RELEASED
Swedish reed player and singer Lisa Grotherus is a fresh new artist on the Swedish jazz scene whose original music explores a broad, thrilling and expressive soundscape, where the seemingly discrepant musical worlds of jazz and folk music come together as one. Interestingly, the inspiration for this exciting debut comes from spending ample time on the African continent, above all Liberia, where Grotherus, amid a seven-year hiatus from music altogether, witnessed the hardships and inequities of a post-civil-war-society struggling with recovery, which in turn became the hot topic for her to address by way of music. The enigmatic album title Dekontee is actually an African nickname given to Grotherus whilst residing in Liberia. Throughout ten elaborate compositions, Grotherus demonstrates with poignant musical imagination that she is an ardent and confident jazz soloist to reckon with in the years to come, backed by a nuanced and eclectic ensemble with a vast range of expression. The song Stari Most, the name of a bridge in Liberia, is the second single to be released from this album.
Lisa Grotherus, clarinet/bass clarinet/vocals
Milton Öhrström, piano/philicorda
Lisa Långbacka, accordeon
Oskar Schönning, bass
Konrad Agnas, drums
Recorded and mixed at Studio Rymden by Daniel Bengtsson. Mastered by Johannes Ahlberg. Produced by Lisa Grotherus. Executive production by Daniel Lantz.
Official release date: August 31 2018.
1. Stari Most
Total time: 4 mins. approx.