Dahlgren, Chris

Jazz Werkstatt, 2010CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 16.4

Jazz Ruler Type: AvanteGarde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Back in the early 1960s when Coltrane, Dolphy and others were introducing free jazz to the masses, it was not universally accepted. In fact many major critics were appalled by the new direction. Things have not changed. Dahlgren (b) was shunned by his childhood German music instructor for trying to improvise but he persisted and became successful. Lexicon is his band with Antonio Anis segos (keys), Eric Schaefer (d), Gebhard Ullmann (sax, cl) and Christian Weidner (sax). Together they drew on each other’s energy and spontaneity to perform Dahlgren’s music. We found “Painless Dentistry No.1, No.2 & No.3” quite entertaining. Mystic Maze is not the mainstream but is zeroed in for lovers of free jazz.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz