Thymeshift + Amsler:
Johan Björklund (SWE) - drums
Thomas Gunillasson (SWE) - guitar
Thomas Backman (SWE) - saxophone, clarinet
Katrine Amsler (DK) - keyboards, laptop
Thymeshift + Jensson:
New, exiting collaboration between Swedes Gunillasson/Björklund/Backman and Icelander Jensson.
Groovy, cool, wild, crazy, beautiful music came out of this combo when they went on their first tour in the Nordic countries 21-25 february 2011.
Next tour is schedueled for april 2012, keep eyes and ears open!
Hilmar Jensson (IS) – guitar, electronics
Hilmar first picked up the guitar at the age of six but started studying formally at age eleven. In 1982 he started studying jazz at FIH school of music in Iceland and graduated from there in 1987.
He the went to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music and got his BM degree in 1991. While in Boston he performed extensively and took private lessons with Mick Goodrick, Jerry Bergonzi and Hal Crook to name a few.
After teaching and performing in Iceland for two years Hilmar went to New York in 1993 where he performed with various musicians as well as taking private lessons with Joe Lovano. Since returning to Iceland in 1994 Hilmar has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings and appeared on over 30 records including 4 as a leader or co-leader.
Since 1999 Hilmar has been a member of Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis, a critically acclaimed NY based quartet that records for Winter & Winter and has toured extensively in the U.S and Europe.
He also lead his own trio, TYFT with two records and extensively international touring.
Hilmar has performed and/or recorded with Tim Berne, Leo Smith, Kevin Drumm, Herb Robertson, Trevor Dunn, Greg Bendian, Jim Blacks, Chris Speed, Briggan Krauss, Jamie Saft, Cuong Vu, Rafael Toral, Carlos Zingaro, Tom Rainey, Ben Perowski, Per Jörgensen, Eyvind Kang, Terje Isungset, Arve Henriksen and Ståle Storlokken
Thomas Gunillasson (SE) – guitar, electronics
Born and raised in Kiruna as a son of a miner, Picked up the electric guitar at age 9. Heavily into pop music at the time (still am) wanting to learn the sounds of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Later on in the teens developed an interest in heavy rock and metal music which led to joining a couple of metal and rock bands in Kiruna. At 15 I started studying jazz music and got sucked up in trying to cover the sounds of Mike Stern, John Scofield and Allan Holdsworth among others. Has been working with: Militanta Jazzmusiker, How, Mess, The Dora Steins, Lawn Penguin, Love truth & joy, Brownouts, vobler and Zara Tellander
Thomas Backman (SE) – saxophones, clarinet
Thomas Backman can be found in a lot of different settings. He is a member of several bands like Paavo, Klabbes Bank & Television Pickup, but can also be found in the band behind pop-singer Maia Hirasawa. Thomas is also the leader of his own band "Jerry the Cupboard" where all the music is written by himself.
Thomas has been working as a freelancer with for example: Georg Riedel, Miss Li, Loney dear, Nicolai Dunger, Josefine Lindstrand (Jazz i Sverige), Goran Kajfes.
Johan Björklund (SE) – drums, electronics
Innovative drummer/composer/bandleader. Works with his own bands Mess, Johan Bjöklund Dynamic Flavours and Yoleeyo. His main project Mess has released three CDs and he appears on several other recordings. Johan has worked with a number of interesting bands/artists in a broad range of genres: Bohuslän Big Band, Änglaspel, Zara Tellander, Johannes Lundberg, Cue Act, Celso Paco, Erena Rhöse Earthbeat, Jon Balke and several others.
He has also done extensive work with dancers in groups like Transorganic Experience and Adeps Improvisation.