Håvard Stubø Quartet “Vilhelmina”

Bolage (2015, Norway) – Jazz

3rd album of the quartet Håvard Stubø (Håvard Stubø – guitar, Knut Riisnæs – saxophone & flute, Torbjörn Zetterberg – bass, and Håkon Johansen Mjåset – battery) but the first discovery for me in a dazzling concert in Scandinavia.

The rhythm is impeccable and I find the agreement between the guitar and the saxophone a perfect on all explored pallets. The title track is perhaps my favorite on this album (available on Spotify), but Atlantis gives a good idea of what Nordic can be: often silent, not necessarily social but saying the essential at the right moment !