Lisa Ullén / Anna Högberg – Step Up a Second! (Plugged, CD/digital)

Saxophonist Anna Högberg and pianist Lisa Ullén are teamworkers who have been highly active in the Swedish jazz and improv scene over the past few years, playing together on many occasions. »Step Up a Second!« is their first extensive compositional work for an eleven-piece ensemble and glides elegantly back and forth between relaxed jazz, aggressive fusion and visceral moments of silence. The perfect soundtrack for wild garden parties on hot summer evenings.