ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Akbank Art is hosting Oddjob Quintet tonight as part of Akbank Jazz Days. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at Biletix booths. The Oddjob Quintet is a prime example of why Scandinavian musicians play such a prominent role in the latest happenings in jazz. It’s not just about technique and virtuosity, but also its unconditional concentration on a unique sound and the impact of melody. The quintet consists of some of Sweden’s most talented studio musicians: trumpeter Goran Kajfes, saxophonist Per “Ruskträsk” Johansson, bassist Peter Forss, drummer Janne Robertson and pianist Daniel Karlsson. In 2002 Oddjob recorded their eponymous debut album. The music is as unpretentious and straight-forward as the title; its humorous approach to the fusion tradition immediately attracted attention, and the CD was honored with a Swedish Grammy.