Journal

Nocni Optika

When visiting Prague during a November weekend we enjoyed two Czechoslovakian jazz groups; Bohemia Big Band performing at Reduta jazz club and Nocni Optika at Agharta jazz club. Here are some pictures from the Nocni Optika concert. Nocni Optika plays modern experimental jazz music with lot of influences from also other genres outside jazz. Exciting music performed by very professional musicians.

Fredrik Kronkvist – Afro Cuban Supreme

I am a great fan of Fredrik Kronkvist of his music and his sound. Also this concert presented the new album Afro Cuban Supreme, presenting music by Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane which are also some of my absolute favorite artists and composers so this was definitely a concert to experience.  Fredrik played together with Miriam Aïda (vcl), Jason Marsalis (dms) Eliel Lazo (congas) Martin Sjöstedt (pi) and Johnny Åman (base) at Tivoli in Helsingborg.

Prague

Some years ago I had the opportunity to visit Prague but only having the time for one day to look around. I also wanted to show Prague to my wife so we decided on short notice to take an extended weekend trip to rediscover Prague. The weather was acceptable for walking around and there was probably less turists compared to high season. Anyhow we had an intense weekend with a lot of walking and time to visit pubs, restaurants, museums, jazz clubs and beautiful buildings (as you can see on photos below).

Autumn in Helsingborg

Helsingborg is my hometown and there are many things that makes this city attractive to many people. One of them are the location close to Öresund, small sound between Sweden and Denmark but also the parks of Helsingborg. Close to where I live is Pålsjö forest that is most beautiful during spring and autumn. Here are some photos taken a sunny October day when leaves start turning into yellow and red.