OK Star Orchestra

Price: 149 SEK

The brilliant and somewhat enigmatic group OK Star Orchestra plays instrumental music that is hard to define. Music that comes sneaking up on you like a predator on the savannah. At a distance harmonic and restful but at a closer range full of force and bite.

The group members all have long backgrounds in a wide variety of styles. You could say there are obvious african elements in OK Star Orchestra´s music but just calling it »african music« misses the target. There are lots of other influences and the end result is a unique sound where simple melodies, groove and playfulness are key words.

OK Star Orchestra 2014 is:

* Tommy Galento - Rhythm Guitar/Composer

Founder of the group, writer of all compositions. Film music maker with solo project under the name Galento.

* Christer Lyssarides - Lead Guitar/ Lap Steel/ Bouzouki

Founder of folk blues quartet Yonder. Has worked with Eric Bibb, Cyndee Peters, Johan Rothstein and others.

* Perry Vallgren - Drums/Percussion

Plays with Weltklang, Den Flygande Bokrullen and Jonatan Fast. Has worked with Ane Brun and Beata Harrysson

* Hassan Bah – Kongoma/Percussion

Originally from Guinea Conakry. Based in Stockholm, Sweden since the early seventies. Member of Kebnekaise and considered a legend in Swedish Afro
Jazz circles.

* Juan Romero – Congas/Percussion

Founder and musical leader of percussion group Yakumbé since 1993. Works with Latin Lover´s Big Band, Montag Mania, Signe Bäck and Den Nya

1. April Melody
2. B-Star Boogie
3. P-Roy
4. 1-2-3 Syster Marie
5. Copenhagen OK

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Other albums by OK Star Orchestra:
2012 (LP)
Cobra Sessions
Sound Classique
The Beat and the Melody
The Beat and the Melody (LP)

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