Notebook Almaz Yebio Twist and Shout
- 1The New Notebook08:20
- 2Central Station07:13
- 3Faltando Um Pedaço04:04
- 6In Flames07:49
- 7Merry Go Round08:14
- 8Some Other Time06:12
Info for Notebook
Almaz Yebio Twist ’n’ shout started out in 1996 with intense work during a couple of years. We experimented a lot, trying to find the possibilities as well as the limitations of our instrumentation: The sound of a quartet with a voice but without a chord instrument.
In 2000 the band split and didn’t play again until 2016, exactly 20 years after the start! What an incredible feeling it was to get back together, now with so much experience to draw from musically, and of course from life in general. This time around though, the focus is on our own music.
Welcome to our world!
"I got a smile on my face when I heard that Twist’n’shout will be out on the road touring again. The joy of playing music is many things, for instance to create something on stage that means everything for the people that are sharing this specific moment. When the line between player and listener gets blurred, the artform becomes important and alive. This lives within Twist ’n shout." (Jacob Carlzon)
Karl-Martin Almqvist, saxophones
Mattias Hjorth, acoustic bass
Peter Nilsson, drums
Almaz Yebio, vocals
We are three musicians in the south of Sweden who teamed up to make our productions heard and spread. Sometimes we collaborate musically, sometimes not. But we feel like supporting each other in this way, by having a record label together.
Music was a part of my life very early on. I began to sing in a choir when I was five years old. My family moved from Sweden to Kitwe, Zambia for a couple of years before continuing to Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. There I started playing the piano, an instrument I've always returned to through the years. Haile Selassie was deposed by a military junta so my parents quickly decided to take us children back to Sweden where I began taking classical guitar classes. I continued playing the guitar for more than a decade before realizing that my voice was my main instrument! I was 20 years old and studying at the Academy of music in Malmoe, Sweden when it became clear to me. Since my graduation as Master in fine Arts I've been working on a freelance basis as an artist, conductor and as a teacher. The projects through the years have been many and varied; some of which you can find amongst the records at sale.
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