About

Makross was born after a passionate meeting between four jazzmusicians, it was four years ago on a cozy autumn night. From it’s first faltering steps Makross has developed, found it’s own way and gained a taste for life. The chord instruments were quickly abandoned to make room for no less than two saxophones, a big one and a small one. Compositions were written furiously and the first album ”Det är inte så lätt”  (It’s not that easy) arrived in 2012. The follow up came in 2015 ”Kapitel 2 – Vilken lycka” (Chapter 2 – What Joy and the latest double vinyl in 2017, ”We Are Swedish Jazz Group”.

 

Makross blends American and Swedish jazz tradition which results in a music that’s melodically strong, swinging, emotional and humorous.

Jens Persson – Alto saxophone

Rasmus Nyvall – Tenor saxophone and clarinet

Andreas Henningsson – Acoustic bass

Kristoffer Rostedt – Drums

 

Said about Makross:

 

”The Music of Makross is in many ways uncomplicated, but it has that free feeling and at the same time sympathetic and captivating melodies… Both saxophonists plays logical solos and are backed by a supporting and varied rhythm section in the form of Andreas Henningsson and Kristoffer Rostedt. A very nice album and now there is no excuse not to dust off the old record player that many have in their attics…”
Jan Strand, Orkesterjournalen

 

”The music on their new CD ”Det är inte så lätt”  has a humorous and good-naturedly vibe.. The compositions are imaginative, often with a twist, while the song titles are wonderfully obscure.”

-Jörgen Östberg, Orkesterjournalen

Fresh and fierce, explosive and serene in a great big mix. It’s swinging most of the time, the interplay between the four is impressive. Also the often excellent and elaborate compositions that sometimes are presented in the intricately way that Wayne Marsh and Lee Konitz used to do.”

-Jan Olsson, DIGJazz

 

Great to hear a BAND with a distinct sound and that is well rehearsed with a fun repertoar. I’m a fan!”

– Peter Nilsson, drummer (The Opposite, Plunge, Cecilia Persson, Bobo Stenson)

 

Makross has a refreshing disrespect and in the faster passages it sound really great.”
– Adina Magnusson, Nya Wermlands Tidningen