Sir Thomas Jäderlund: Plays Jazz

Sir Thomas Jäderlund is a much appreciated member of Beches Brew. In 2014 I released an album of Ornette and Mingus tunes with his trio. Samples can be heard at the C&E page for the album

Sir Thomas’ nine emotions

There is love, there is joy, there is compassion in the music of Sir Thomas Jäderlund and his truly amazing trio. In their jazz music you will find anger, bravery and fear as well. Eight modern classics by Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman also leave space for disgust, surprise and peace of mind. You will be lucky to find all the nine emotions (Navarasa) known from the ancient Indian art world in this album by Sir Thomas Jäderlund and his Amazing Trio.

The album houses these masterpieces:
Fables of Faubus, Sue’s Changes, Ecclusiastics and So Long Eric by Charles Mingus plus Tears Inside, Blues Connotation, Lorraine and Mind and Time by Ornette Coleman.

Together with Peter Janson on double bass and Göran Kroon on drums, swedish saxophone maestro Sir Thomas Jäderlund on alto and sopranino saxophones displays the complete spectrum of emotions that can be so well expressed in the nakedness of the jazz trio. This takes courage as well. Here is a slide show of his facial expressions.

Released on november 12, 2014 with concerts at
Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm November 18-19
Nefertiti, Göteborg November 20
Las Vega, Stockholm November 22

Here is Ecclusiastics by Charles Mingus, enjoy:


  1. Tears Inside (5:24)
  2. Sue's Changes (8:16)
  3. Fables of Faubus (10:15)
  4. Blues Connotation (3:25)
  5. So Long Eric (5:15)
  6. Lorraine (7:57)
  7. Mind and Time (5:04)
  8. Ecclusiastics (4:38)


Sir Thomas is freelancing composer/musician in jazz and improvisation. He is head of the improvisation education at University of Gothenburg and is known as one of the most personal and expressive saxophonists in Swedish Jazz.

Double bass virtuoso Peter Janson  leads his own projects and ensembles and has performed with Ken Vandemark, Trilok Gurtu, Per-Henrik Wallin, Roland Keijser, Okay Temiz and Änglaspel as well as the highly praised ”Nordic Meeting” for Swedish Radio. He is well known for his creativity and technique.

Göran Kroon is a drummer since age eight and is just like the others a very experienced jazz- and impro player. Played a.o. with John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider, Bob Mintzer, Ray Andersson, Lew Sollof, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Quincy Jones, Lisbeth Diers and Bohuslän Big Band.

more info

United MutationsRaul Gama

IN SWEDISH: Among the top Jazz albums of the year in DN and rootsy.nu
“Saxmannen Jäderlund jobbar med just den kombination av humor, elegans och en vild och skruvad fantasi som klär kompositörerna allra bäst.” – Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan
“Riktigt bra jazzskiva där Thomas Jäderlund med flera spelar livskraftiga versioner av låtar av Charles Mingus och Ornette Coleman” – Magnus Nygren, Sound of Music
4/5 i Dagens Nyheter
5/6 i SvD  “Lyhört och skickligt lyckas de lyfta fram såväl låtarna som sig själva.”
“Man vill, som sagt höra mer av denna fantastiska trio” Roger Bergner, Orkesterjournalen

Recorded 2013 in Schildknechtteatern, Artisten, Gothenburg.
Technician: Oskar Johnsen Rydh.
Mastering: Claes Persson, CRP Recording.
Mixing: Johannes Lundberg, Studio Epidemin, Gothenburg.
Mastering Claes Persson CRP
Photos Viktor Gårdsäter
Graphic design Jon Edergren, Spektra
Produced by Sir Thomas Jäderlund and Bengt Berger
This album is promoted in collaboration with Birds Will Sing For You in a project with Svensk Jazz and 12 swedish independent labels