Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Apart from these brighter moments, this CD is strongly in the running for the accolade of Most Repetitive Album of the Year.
Personnel: Andy Pfeiler (vocals, guitar); Jonas Wall (vocals, woodwinds, tuba); Magnus Lindgren (vocals, woodwinds); Magnum Coltrane Price (vocals, flugelhorn, synthesizer, vocoder); Nils Landgren (vocals, trombone); Sebastian Studnitzky (trumpet, keyboards); Robert Ikiz (drums).
Audio Mixers: Magnum Coltrane Price; Paul Mitchell.
Recording information: Atlantis Studio, Stockholm (02/07/2013-02/10/2013); BamBam Studio, Berlin (02/07/2013-02/10/2013); Felder Studio, Los Angeles, CA (02/07/2013-02/10/2013); Retrotec International & Magnetic Recording, Pontiac, M (02/07/2013-02/10/2013); Sample Studio, Houston, TX (02/07/2013-02/10/2013); Skyclose Studio, Stockholm (02/07/2013-02/10/2013).
Nils Landgren Funk Unit's 2013 effort, Teamwork, features more of the trombonist's soulful, organic jazz-funk. Landgren makes groove-oriented but still harmonically challenging jazz that mixes such influences as the Brecker Brothers, Cannonball Adderley, Donald Byrd, and even some hip-hop jazz à la rapper Guru. This is engaging, highly creative music that any fan of funky, exploratory jazz should seek out. ~ Matt Collar