Vilhelm Bromander Unfolding Orchestra

'In this forever unfolding moment' is the debut release by a new, 13-piece ensemble assembled by Swedish bass player and composer Vilhelm Bromander, released september 29th 2023 on the Swedish label Thanasosis. It’s a sparkling Spiritual Jazz album, featuring three extended, stellar compositions by Bromander, performed by some of the most urgent voices from the Swedish scene of jazz- and improvised music, together with the otherworldly voice of dhrupad singer Marianne Svašek. In the music Bromanders love of jazz and northindian raga melts together and in the meeting is born a caringly wild-grown music with a heartfelt and powerful expression. Bromander has twelve phenomenal musicians to help him, and it is in the meeting of their voices and dedication that the music has become what it is – collective, full of hope, care and resistance.

Vilhelm Bromander, double bass
Katt Hernandez, violin
Martin Küchen, alto and sopranino saxophone
Elin Forkelid, tenor saxophone
Alberto Pinton, baritone saxophone
Christer Bothén, bass clarinet
Emil Strandberg, trumpet
Mats Äleklint, trombone
Alex Zethson, piano
Mattias Ståhl, vibraphone
Dennis Egberth, drums
Anton Jonsson, drums
Marianne Svašek, vocals & tanpura

Downbeat Magazine 5/5. Masterpiece of 2023. "Swedish bassist Vilhelm Bromander has been an increasingly important and versatile part of Stockholm’s creative music scene for years, and his various interests and abilities coalesce with staggering power on In This Forever Unfolding Moment(..) Ignore these sounds at your own peril”

Jazz of the year 2023 Manifestgalan
”Ett modigt projekt med flera av Sveriges mest spännande musiker. Äventyrligt och njutbart på samma gång. Utforskande med en klar riktning åt alla håll. Ett helt nytt universum vecklar ut sig.”

The WIRE. "Listeners who´ve followed Swedish double bassist Vilhelm Bromander's recent works have doubtless cottoned onto the persistent focus of his music, regardless of its broader context. If it always makes an impression of rigorous lushness, the arc of drone he peals out from his double bass sometimes feels rugged and rough-housing, but elsewhere, it effortlessly carries the music's melodic weight”

Bandcamp, best jazz october -23 "The charge on this large ensemble recording from Vilhelm Bromander keeps building endlessly, as if nurturing a flame into a bonfire. The spectrum that’s traversed, from nuanced drone to explosion of chaos, is nothing less than thrilling, and the interludes of serenity are stunning just by way of comparison—sublime on their own merits”.