Nils Landgren Funk Unit

Funk Jazz
© Thron Ullberg
© Thron Ullberg

Is it actually possible to not love Nils Landgren? The trombonist has, with various formations, sold more than a million records for his German label ACT. But Sweden’s best-known jazz musician isn’t just successful. He is also a lovely, likable man. Born in Degerfors in southern Sweden in 1956, Landgren has won over a large community of fans in Germany with his nonchalance, cheerfulness and perfect German (and outstanding music, of course!). Anyone who thought only the great American acts such as Tower of Power had tightly played black music down pat needs to have a rethink. The Nils Landgren Funk Unit will soon mark 30 years as representatives of what previously seemed impossible in Europe: phat old-school funk and smooth soul of the highest order. With his casually groovy sextet, “Mr Red Horn” will prove once again in 2021 that this band is “unbreakable”!