“Crime Jazz”, “Jazz for a new generation” & “slow-burn yearning widescreen chamber pop” . There are many ways trying to describe the unique sound of reedplayer Thomas Backmans band.
Backman, one of Swedens most reputable reedplayers for 15 years, formed a band of his own in 2016. The special blend of styles and dynamic arrangements made the debutalbum “Did You Have a Good Day, David?” (2018) a critically acclaimed success. The band followed up the release with concerts at important venues such as Pizza Express in London and Rochester Jazz Festival & Nublu in the US.
August 6 2021 the sequel was released: “When light is put away”.
Since created in the time of 2 ongoing crises; the pandemic and the climate crisis the album turned both dark and thoughtful. The album received the prestigious Manifestaward for
Best Jazz Album of 2021.
With the feature of shoegaze, hiphop, orchestral pop and free jazz as well as the words of Emily Dickinson the essence of Backmans music is recognizable but developed.
An “outside the box” voice in the jazzscene today.