William Soovik Grand Finale – Major (2020)

William Soovik Grand FInale - Major (2020)
Artist: William Soovik Grand Finale
Album: Major
Label: Abrovinsch Records
Year Of Release: 2020
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

01. Hej Kom å Hjälp Mig
02. Fanfar
03. Hampus & Anna
04. Mahattiss
05. Host To Two Parts
06. Major
07. Sober Dignity
08. Bara En Melodi
09. Super Soupy
10. Valsen
11. Hej Kom å Hjälp Mig (Repris)


William Soovik Grand Finale is the creation of drummer and composer William Soovik. The band in its current shape, started in mid 2017, initially as an attempt for the band-leader to try and work his way out of an especially boring gig-drought. They released their debut album “Rustik Musik” in mid 2018 and have been going on ever since. The album was met with great reviews, and was among other things chosen as “Record of the Day” in one of Swedens largest newspapers, Dagens Nyheter. The album also landed a 10th place in the prestigious contest “Gyllene Skivan”, where readers of Swedens biggest jazz magazine “Orkesterjournalen” voted on their favourite albums of 2018. They spent most of 2019 rehearsing new material and being the house band at a small cellar-venue in central Gothenburg. Their last performance there, in December 2019 was recorded by the Swedish Radio and is to be released as a live album in the later half of 2020.

William Sooviks music is like a sort of hybrid, influenced by everything from Led Zeppelin and Frank Zappa to Keith Jarret’s early quartets, Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman. It’s rockin’, melodic, beautiful, outgoing and appealing to a broad audience. Someone once described the band as “the missing link between Nirvana and The Bad Plus”. We’ll take that!

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