Örjan Hultén's - Orion
This Swedish band is part of the new movement in European Jazz bringing Nordic rhythms and atmospheres to life. Örjan Hultén, one of Sweden's foremost saxophonists and improvisers, is a musical explorer always looking for the next challenge. His critically acclaimed quartet Orion was conceived from Örjan's desire to create something altogether fresh in 2009.
The quartet has recorded four albums including the highly acclaimed 2019 release, 'Minusgrader' (Minusdegrees) inspired by a poem from Swedish poet & pianist Thomas Transtromer - an inspiration also for Jan Garbarek - and the equally acclaimed 2022 release 'Shifting Ground'. In his compositions Örjan moves effortlessly across boundaries and musical genres. Here and there Middle Eastern and Balkan traits can be heard along with traces of Wayne Shorter, or Joni Mitchell in other parts. Örjan Hultén's Orion is featuring four of Sweden's top musicians, each of them a well-known and celebrated musician/bandleader in his own right.
With Orjan Hulten on saxophones, Torbjorn Gulz on piano, Filip Augustson on bass, and Peter Danemo on drums.
Örjan Hultén appears through the kind support of Jazz Midlands & ACE.