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SPIRIT SPIRIT is an improvised suite in nine parts and epilogue by the Scandinavian trio featuring the renowned saxophone player Torben Snekkestad, pianist Søren Kjærgaard, and double bass player Tomo Jacobson. The suite was carefully composed from almost 3 hours of spontaneously improvised studio recordings by the trio. The outcome is a focused, minimal, dark, dynamic, enigmatic 38 minutes of music that unfolds like a ghostly tale. The trio was formed in 2016.


released December 31, 2022

Torben Snekkestad - saxophones
Søren Kjærgaard - piano
Tomo Jacobson - double bass

All music by Snekkestad / Kjærgaard / Jacobson

Recorded at The Village Recording by Thomas Vang
Mixed and mastered by John Fomsgaard
Cover art by Mi Jacobson-Grabowska
Layout by Tomo Jacobson

This album was supported by Koda’s Cultural Funds

Released by Gotta Let It Out in 2022

Album reviews:

"The vibe remains brooding, each spare note or twisted phrase laden with portent."
(The Wire #467 - Bill Meyer - UK)

"This trio takes us to totally new musical places."
(Nettavisen - Tor Hammerø - Norway)

"One of the best albums of 2022"
Listed as one of the "50 Reasons to Remember the Year 2022"
(Spontaneous Music Tribune - Andrzej Nowak - Poland)

“Improvisation from masters creates form and beauty from nothing. It happens here.”
(All About Jazz - Dan McClenaghan - USA)

"A truly magisterial work by (...) very mature Masters!"
(Maciej Lewenstein - Polish Jazz Recordings and Beyond - Poland)

"Highly personal and unorthodox"
(Free Jazz Blog - Eyal Hareuveni - USA)

"Nordic necromancy (...) Spirit is called with great caution and restraint (...) There is definitely no lack of persistence."
(Bad Alchemy #117 - Rigobert Dittmann - Germany)

"Elevated magic in the sound universe"
(Jazz Special #183 - Denmark)

"Spirit Spirit cover a range of territory"
(Poison Pie Publishing House - David Keffer - USA)

"The trio creates a distinct take on a challenging configuration."
(Jazzword - Ken Waxman - USA)

"Exceptionally cohesive work."
(Polish Jazz Blog - Jędrek Janicki - Poland)

'Tune of the day' : Dec 30, 2022
(A Jazz Noise - Dave Foxal - USA)

'Album of the Week'
(Donos Kulturalny - Poland)


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Tomo Jacobson is a musician, composer and improviser.
He plays the double bass.

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