Anders Hagberg EARTHSONGS
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Anders Hagberg EARTHSONGS

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden | INDIE

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden | INDIE
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"If jazz is to continue to grow into its second century, it must synthesize new streams of musical tradition into what already exists. Hagberg's group points in an interesting new direction."
The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

"Earthsongs...amused me deeply and wholehearted. Beautiful lines, interesting harmonies and rhytmical variety were forming the base of their success." –
Dziennik Polski (Poland)

”Hagberg's sense of timing is excellent, and the result is a very listenable album best played from start to finish… I especially found the 'Folksuite', a cycle of three songs, interesting,… where Hagberg's excellent playing on the saxophone can be heard.”
Folk World (DE)

”What Hagberg does really,is connect the dots between similarities in global cultures, and he makes his point very effectively.”
-Dirty Linnen-(US)

- Canada, Poland, US, DE


"Anders Hagberg on flute and soprano saxophone is a master of creating presence and feeling."
Svenska Dagbladet

”Boundary crossing music at its very best…modest beauty, magical sounds...breaths love, veneration and respect for the roots.”

"A complete musician with a world class way of playing the flute."
OJ Magazine/ Jazz Magazine

"Hagberg´s music has a unique presence in modern jazz music however gets a depth and a special magic by opening a limitless perspective in both time and space."

”As an improviser on the flute and sopranosax, Hagberg is an enchanting musician…suceeds in uniting some of the improvised freedom of jazz with a kind of archaic quality.”
Upsala Nya Tidning

”Hagbergs flute intro .. is one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard.”
Lira/Worldmusic magazine

- OJ, Svd , et al


Earthsongs 1998(XOURCE/MNW)
The Herd 2001(XOURCE/MNW)
Stenristarna 2005 (VIRGIN/EMI)



Earthsongs was formed by Anders Hagberg from a will of expressing his roots in Nordic
music, using the melodies from joiks and herding calls as a platform for improvisations. Together with his experiences of Indian and Japanese music, Earthsongs has explored soundworlds where jazz, world and ambient meet.

Their CDs where both nominated for the Swedish grammy award for best worldmusic and in 2005 they recorded music to a film about Scandinavian history
The group has toured Europe and Canada and featured some of the best nordic vocalists. They have performed at several openings and their participation at the Stockholm Millenium Celebration, Nordic Voices in Copenhagen and opening of Urkult are worth noting.

Anders Hagberg has toured worldwide with groups such as Mynta and New Jungle Orchestra. He has played on a great number of records and composed music for film and dance performances. He teaches improvisation at the Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburgh University.
Stefan Blomquist has worked as musician and producer with Monika Zetterlund, Janne Schaffer, Egba, Bobo Stenson to mention a few.
Ola Bothzén been touring worldwide with nu-jazz act Koop as well as Mynta and A bossa electrica.