Fred Lonberg-Holm & Peter Brötzmann
""What makes this record such a delight is the synergy between these two remarkable talents. They speak the same language, even if following along requires a dictionary." - Kevin Press, The Moderns"
Fred Lonberg-Holm / Farida Amadou / Simon Camatta
"All funds raised from the sale of this album will go to an organization suggested by Fred, Médecins Sans Frontières, which "provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Their teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by our charter. Their actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation. MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, they are a worldwide movement of nearly 65,000 people." credits "
Bridges Freeze Before Roads
Fred Lonberg-Holm Quartet
"Four individual voices overlapping in convulsive fragmentations, yet never exceeding the threshold of a barely disturbed imperturbability; even if Lonberg-Holm is indicated as the “leader”, this is pure and simple “anarchic democracy”. The abundant fruits generated by the artistic sensitiveness brought in by Guillermo Gregorio on clarinet, Glenn Kotche on percussion and Jason Roebke on bass are tangible since the very first listen; the development of a common, if atypical language seems to be the only thing that matters for this quartet. -Massimo Ricci"
Lisboa / Moiré Studies
Fred Lonberg-Holm/Simon Camatta & Chris Pitsiokos/Florian Walter
"SIDE A duo by Fred Lonberg-Holm and Simon Camatta and SIDE B is Chris Pitsiokos and Florian Walter."
Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Fast Citizens
"Fast Citizens continues to forge its own direction, reaching beyond formulaic conventions to embrace new forms. –All About Jazz"
Frode Gjerstad & Fred Lonberg- Holm
""A live recording from Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 2017 between frequent collaborators, Norwegian improviser Frode Gjerstad on reeds and Chicago improviser Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics, their second FMR album as a duo, alongside their work in the Cello Quartet and VCDC, showing the progression of their dynamic and fascinating dialog." - Squidco"
Frode Gjerstad / Fred Lonberg-Holm / William Parker / Steve Swell
"On the day of the recording, William set the tone by bringing a whole arsenal of instruments including flutes, tuba, cornet and, of course, his bass, while. Fred brought his cello and electronics, Steve, his trombone and some mutes and I brought what I had with me, which was my sax and clarinet. What we created was far from the drummerless free-jazz session I expected. But the great thing about working with good friends is that together we found and delivered something special! I have known these gentlemen for many years, but I never heard them play this way before."
Lotte Anker / Fred Lonberg-Holm & Dave Jackson / Dirk Serries
"Anker and Lonberg-Holm’s duet plays on all their strengths. Their extended improvisation takes a kind of narrative approach with the titling, “Ice King” / “Melt” / “The Frigid Air” / “Cold Only Hurts Those Who Feel,” and the playing is thrillingly free. Anker and Lonberg-Holm both have a way of taking tuneful lines to their scorched edges, successfully mixing atonal leaps with extended techniques. -Lee Rice Epstein, Free Jazz Blog"
Throw Down Your Hammer and Sing
Nate Wooley / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Jason Roebke
"The five improvisations on Throw Down Your Hammer and Sing still retain their attachment to the tools at the players' disposal; split-tones and cagey muted brass are clearly the trumpeter's task, while cutting tenor projection and string bulwarks belong to cello and bass, respectively. -Clifford Allen, All About Jazz"
Four Images of Wank
Party Knüllers meets Jim Baker
""Baker turns up the heat on the open-ended yet nuanced sonic journeys and his electronic sounds extend the manipulated cello sounds of Lonberg-Holm and the invented percussive techniques of Solberg. The improvisations are structured with a sense of tension, drama and dark humor, almost as cinematic images for a film made by some hyper-active species of aliens, using dissonant, noisy sounds as vocabulary of too enthusiastic courtship. Maybe Baker was right after all and Party Knüllers should have adopted his advise that 'the music might arrive with fewer potentially self-disparaging description....'"- Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz"