After You’ve Gone – Malmo Jazz Gang 2008
In another film I received from trombonist Dymitr Markiewicz we see him leading a band he called the Malmo Jazz Kings. This is a session that looks like being played in a jazz tent.This was in August 2008 during a jazz festival in Poland. Dymitr surrounded himself with some great Swedish musicians. On trumpet we see world renowned Bent Persson playing together with a young trumpet player of great talent who I noticed first with Gunhild Carling’s Big Band. Then also from Sweden is Max Carling on clarinet. Another world famous musician is Frans Sjostrom on bass sax. They are backed up by the Polish musicians pianist Wojtek Kamisky, drummer Bobby Sakowicz and banjoist Pawel Tartanus.
The free spirit of a jam session comes through, darn good musicians who know the jazz standards. Unfortunately it is so hard to get the right balance in a tent or a small room, both drums and banjo sound somewhat overamplified, but then it is the jazz that counts and these jazzmen certainly know what they are doing. .