Tall Tales is a Stockholm-based music collective led by trombone player, composer and producer Arvid Ingberg, a group that unites synth-dominated pop strains with funky rhythms and jazz improvisation. The group debuted with Gamut in February 2017 and did their much acclaimed sophomore release Birch Tree Mind in September 2018. One of band producer Arvid Ingberg's ambitions is to introduce a jazzy and listener-friendly music to an audience not acquainted with instrumental music. On their third album First Quarter, Tall Tales cross the genre boundaries freely, touching at jazz, pop, funk and electronica through pulsating grooves and sweeping cinematic synths with a dash of psychedelia, presenting strong melodies infused with the sounds of 80s pop, rock and television music. Celebrated Swedish jazz singer Amanda Ginsburg contributes with her sweet vocals on one track, but it is above all the combined powerful lead horns of Arvid Ingberg and Samuel Muntlin that shine the most. Tall Tales present music that is in part a throwback, and in part way ahead of its time, and most assuredly unlike anything most people have heard so far, melodic, catchy and groovy. Fans of jazz, pop and cinematic retro music are sure to take delight in Tall Tales' latest offering!
Arvid Ingberg, trombone, keyboards, flügelhorn, drums, programming
Samuel Muntlin, tenor sax, alto sax
Erik Renöfält Fhager, electric guitar (3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Oscar Calle Broberg, eectric guitar (3, 6, 8) Alexander Markman, electric guitar (2, 5, 9, 10, 11)
Petter Alin, electric guitar, pedal steel (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Jonatan Lundin, electric bass, bass (all tracks except 9)
Johannes Jareteg, piano, rhodes, organ (all tracks except 5)
Rasmus Lindelöw, piano (5)
Ludwig Gustavsson, drums, percussion (3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Simon Liljeblad, drums, percussion (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Jacek Onuszkiewicz, trumpet (2, 5, 7, 10, 11)
Axel Fagerberg, aludu drum (2)
Robert Nordmark, tenor sax (7)
Petter Olofsson, bass, electric bass (7, 9)
Adam Forkelid, grand piano (7)
Sebastian Ågren, drums (7)
Amanda Ginsburg, voice (6)
Produced and mixed by Arvid Ingberg. All music composed by Arvid Ingberg. Lyrics on track 6 written by Amanda Ginsburg. Cover Art by Sandra Bang. Executive production by Biim Frischenfeldt. Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering. Recorded at Studio Sibirien, Mungo Studio, Holländargatan 29, 1kvmStudio, Betlehemskyrkan Stockholm and Kulturens Hus in Luleå.
Official release date: September 27 2019.
1. Floating (Part I)
2. Below Zero
4. Germinate Music for BBI
5. Moving On
6. Hör Du?
7. Song of The Forest
8. Floating (Part II)
9. Summer of Love
10. I Think I'll Stay
11. Ballad for Lina
Total time: 60 mins. approx.