Electric bass player  and composer

As an electric bassist, he is something very special. Without styling with technology, he always catches my interest and attention. OJ 2021

Photo by  Björn Sundegård
Photo by Björn Sundegård

Electric bass player Owe Almgren has for many years been involved in developing and renewing the electric bass in improvisational music. His exploration can be heard in his solo projects "basically low key" (2007), "I Owe You Listeners My Music" (2015) and in the current "Vancouver" (2021).  Known as a dynamic, groovy electric bass player and a virtuoso improviser, active in Sweden and internationally since the 1990s, more...
 

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NEW ALBUM Release 19 March 2021

OWE ALMGREN & SISTERS OF INVENTION DOES THE BEATLES NORDIC NOIR

OH YEAH RECORDS OYR019 2021

Owe Almgren  electric bass, acoustic bass guitar, vocals and arrangements
Karolina Almgren  soprano,  tenor saxophone, vocals and vocal arrangements
Malin Almgren  drums, percussion and glückenspiel
Recorded by Åke Linton at Svenska Grammofonstudion, Sweden
Sisters of Invention www.sistersofinvention.se

"To record the music of the Beatles may feel somewhat redundant when the originals are so fantastically good. When and if I were to do this, the interpretations needed to end up far from the originals. I wanted to capture an atmosphere of a more melancholic character, which I find traceable in their music - Nordic Noir”.
Owe Almgren's way of creating arrangements based on several basses became the basis for this project, where then Karolina's vocals and saxophones, together with Malin's sense of rhythmic composition and groove form a whole. The ten Lennon/McCartney interpretations contains both tender moods and more powerful expressions.

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NEW ALBUM Release 26 March 2021

OWE ALMGREN ÅKE LINTON VANCOUVER

OH YEAH RECORDS OYR020 2021

Vancouver is a continuation of electric bass player Owe Almgren's previous solo projects "basically low key" and "I Owe You Listeners My Music", both recorded by legendary sound engineer Åke Linton. 
In this duo project Åke steps in and creates different soundscapes that Owe explores in seven improvisations, where recordings of sound environments from different places in Gothenburg have also been added. 
Owe Almgren – electric bass
Åke Linton – sound design
Recorded at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg 2020

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Åke Linton, for many years counted as the fourth member of E.S.T., collaborates today, with among others, Tonbruket and Rymden. He is the music technician behind countless Swedish jazz productions and also works with Swedish TV. Since 2010, he has had his studio at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg. 
Owe Almgren has for several years been involved in developing and renewing the electric bass in improvisational music. His exploration can be heard in his solo projects "basically low key" (2007), "I Owe You Listeners My Music" (2015) and in the current "Vancouver" (2021). A dynamic, groovy electric bassist and a virtuoso improviser, active in Sweden and internationally since the 1990s, with among others, Martina & Owe Almgren Quartet, MOZ Trio with London jazz pianist Zoe Rahman, Owe Almgren Jazz Trio, barT feat Jim Beard, Biorn Quartet and Bohuslän Big Band plays Zappa.

MORE ALBUMS

OH YEAH RECORDS OYR004 2015  focusing on the bass in different constallations, the bass in a more composed way, putting the electric bass in different suroundings.
OH YEAH RECORDS OYR004 2015 focusing on the bass in different constallations, the bass in a more composed way, putting the electric bass in different suroundings.
OH YEAH RECORDS OYR009 2016 Bits And Pieces focuses on improvisation, energy and presence.
OH YEAH RECORDS OYR009 2016 Bits And Pieces focuses on improvisation, energy and presence.
IMOGENA RECORDS IGCD148 2007 Solo bass
IMOGENA RECORDS IGCD148 2007 Solo bass