Oh Yeah Orchestra – “Spring Språng”


So, at the tail-end of 2011, I was getting this blog up and running with current reviews while simultaneously trying to also encapsulate the best jazz of 2011.  It was a lot of work, and I wasn’t able to spend as much time discussing certain albums as I would’ve liked.  Freedom Of Movement by the Oh Yeah Orchestra, released in October 2011, was one of those albums.

In a Tiny Review, I described it as, “… a nice mix of orchestral and avant-garde jazz.  Odd dissonance woven into luxurious threads of large ensemble orchestration results in an enchanting set of tunes.”  You can read the entire synopsis HERE, on Bird is the Worm.  Plus, it has an embedded song to listen to, as well as the various external links and personnel listing, etc.

Anyways, this album continues to stick with me and I find it no less enjoyable than I did the first time I heard it.  I found a nice little video of a live performance of the ensemble, and figured it would put their music back in the spotlight again.

Recorded at the Swedish Jazz Celebration 2009 in Gothenburg, Sweden, this is the Oh Yeah Orchestra performing their tune “Spring Språng.”

Your video personnel:  Martina Almgren (drums), Tommy Kotter (piano), Staffan Svensson (trumpet), Lisen Rylander (sax), Björn Almgren (sax), Niclas Rydh (trombone), Petra Lundin (vocals), Karin Burman (vocals), Ebba Westerberg (percussion), and Owe Almgren (bass).


Have a wonderful Sunday.