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  • Anders Svanoe - 747: Queen of the Skies - State of the Baritone Vol. 3

    Anders Svanoe - 747: Queen of the Skies - State of the Baritone Vol. 3

    ``The double trio that you have in your hands cruises at 40,000 feet, just like that silver titan of the sky. It’s bigger, better, and ready to take off with more power and excitement. Welcome aboard, and I hope you enjoy the music!``

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  • Anders Svanoe - State of the Baritone Vol. 2

    Anders Svanoe - State of the Baritone Vol. 2

    The second volume from the State of the Baritone series released by Irabbagast Records in New York City. Following up on the critically acclaimed State of the Baritone, which won numerous Top Ten 2016 Polls (Milwaukee Jazz critic Kevin Lynch says, “The improbable sleeper of the year is State of the Baritone, an ambitious and conceptually lucid statement about the hulking horn’s ability to float like a butterfly and roar like a buffalo stampede”), State of the Baritone Volume 2 continues to impress critics and audiences.

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  • Anders Svanoe - State of the Baritone Vol. 1

    Anders Svanoe - State of the Baritone Vol. 1

    ``This is an important recording, not only in demonstrating the breadth of knowledge and embrace of styles that is necessary for musicians in 2016 and beyond, but also to showcase the sound and composition of a top-notch baritone saxophonist who raises the bar for the weighty instrument's tone, facility and range of expression.`` Jon Irabagon

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State of the Baritone
Welcome

Anders Svanoe was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and performs regularly with The Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet and The Anders Svanoe trio and double trio.  Previously he has played with The Roscoe Mitchell Big Band, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, The Transatlantic Art Ensemble, Greg Abate and Roscoe Mitchell.

Upcoming Shows

Feb 25, 3-5 PMAnders Svanoe Double Trio @ Arts and Lit Lab, Madison WI

March 4, 2-3 PM – Anders Svanoe Trio @ Middleton Glen, Middleton WI

May 4, TBA – Anders Svanoe Trio and Anders Svanoe Double Trio @ Arts and Lit Lab Jazz Festival, Madison WI

June 23, 7:00 PM – Anders Svanoe Trio opening for Roscoe Mitchell and Paal Nilssen-Love @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Madison WI

September 21, 7:30 and 9:30 PM – Anders Svanoe Trio @ Cafe Coda, Madison WI

October 28, 3-5 PM, 747 CD Release Party – Anders Svanoe Double Trio @ Arts and Lit Lab, Madison WI

Past Shows

April 2, 8 PMAnders Svanoe Trio @ Eaton Chapel, Beloit College, Beloit WI

April 13, 9 PMAnders Svanoe Trio @ The Jazz Estate, Milwaukee WI

April 5, 8 & 10 PMAnders Svanoe Trio @ The Jazz Showcase, Chicago IL

April 22, 8 PMAnders Svanoe Trio @ Cafe Coda, Madison WI

Oct 8, 2 PM – Anders Svanoe Trio @ Middleton Glen, Middleton WI

Nov 30, 9 PM – Anders Svanoe Trio @ The Jazz Estate, Milwaukee WI

Dec 1, 7:30 PM – Anders Svanoe Trio @Arts and Lit Lab, Madison WI

Reviews

Winner – Top 20, Tone Madison, 2017 -2018

Winner – Top 10, Kevin Lynch, 2017

“The improbable sleeper of the year is The State of the Baritone by Madison WI reed player Anders Svanoe, who rewarded producer-saxophonist Jon Irabagon’s faith in him, with an ambitious and conceptually lucid statement about the hulking horn’s ability to float like a butterfly and roar like a buffalo stampede, among other qualities.”

 

Kevin Lynch – http://kevernacular.com/?p=8409

“Exceptional saxophonist Jon Irabagon knows when he’s sighted a fellow virtuoso.”

 

“State of the Baritone 2 is a muscular session combining frequent groove propulsion and multiple tune sections, making a harmonious marriage between bebop and free blowing.”

 

Martin Longley – DownBeat

“Svanoe wrings grace, a broad tonal range, and stylistic diversity from a bulky wind instrument that most people encounter in only a supporting role.”

 

“Svanoe flits from low growls to fluid high-register phrases, making it easy to forget that all the sax sounds are coming from one guy on baritone the entire time.”

 

Scott Gordon – http://www.tonemadison.com/articles/anders-svanoe-lurks-like-the-ugly-fish/

“We need people who can find their own source, within themselves, and create from there. This is the kind of people I want to be associated with, and Anders has got that. He’s an original, definitely.”

 

Roscoe Mitchell

“Svanoe presents originality within the now decades-old tradition of free improvisation – a welcome, promising, and especially inventive presence as the music finds a new audience.”

 

Neil Tesser, author of “The Playboy Guide to Jazz”

“Here’s a collection of compromises that includes some must-hear musical events…. “VII” is a bold baritone sax solo by Anders Svanoe.”

 

John Litweiler, author of “Ornette Coleman: A Harmolodic Life” – Chicago Sun-Times

Anders Svanoe’s extended baritone improvisation on “VII,” an ingenious statement that conjures the aural countenances of Harry Carney and Pat Patrick into a brilliant reduction.

 

Derek Taylor – dustedmagazine.com