With her album The Onion's Core, the Malmö-based saxophonist Ida Karlsson has done some soul-searching, finding inspiration from her background and childhood in Haraker, Sweden.
In a stressful time when every individual is the smith of her own fortune and artists are expected to be versatile in all arenas, Ida's song composing reveals a dismissal of excess and a return to her familial roots.
The band presents its pieces with tangible presence, humour and a swinging Nordic sound. The musicians lift one another's ideas, their tones bearing witness to faith in solidarity and fellowship.
The record is recorded at The Village Recording Studio in Copenhagen, and since half the band comes from Finland, IDKA JAZZ indirectly becomes a Nordic collaboration aimed at building musical bridges.
ALBUM RELEASE 20TH APRIL 2018!
"Swedish saxophone player Ida Karlsson shouldn't be praised simply because she is a woman, but because her explosive jazz solo in the piece "Wasp" lights a talented, well-needed fire into the universe!"
– Berlingske, Copenhagen
"Ida Karlsson is an explorer into the saxophones innermost nooks and crannies"
– Ystad Allehanda