Martin Küchen – tenor and soprano saxophones – Jon Rune Strøm – double bass | Tollef Østvang – drums
Track 1 (A) and 4 (B) by Leo Küchen and Martin Küchen (STIM/NCB). Tracks 2 (A) by Martin Küchen (STIM/NCB). Tracks 3 (A), 1 (B) and 2 (B) by Jon Rune Strøm (TONO/NCB). Track 3 (B) by Martin Küchen (STIM/NCB), Jon Rune Strøm (TONO/NCB) and Tollef Østvang (TONO/NCB). Recorded 9th April 2014 by Stein Bratland, Skansen Lydstudio, Trondheim, Norway. Mixed by Mats Äleklint. Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios. Design by Oskaras Anosovas. Produced by Danas Mikailionis. Co-producer – Valerij Anosov.
Tracklist : Side A: 1. SATAN IN PLAIN CLOTHES (breakdown) 2. I’VE BEEN LIED TO 3. TUNE FOR MARTIN Side B: 1. MELTED SNOW 2. THREE COURSES 3. STEIN 4. SATAN IN PLAIN CLOTHES (beat up)
LP version (incl. shipment cost world-wide)
Not Quite All Included or Some Included might be suitable names for the trio of Swedish saxophonist Martin Küchen, and Norwegian bassist Jon Rune Strøm and drummer Tollef Østvang. Reason being that the repertoire on Melted Snow partially replicates that on Satan in Plain Clothes (Clean Feed, 2015) by All Included. Unsurprisingly the seven cuts on this limited edition LP boast the same mixture of boisterous free jazz and touching minor key tunes, with if anything even looser arrangements. Typically Küchen’s raw, emotion drenched tenor saxophone rails against roiling bass and drums in an outstanding recital.