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Stina Hellberg Agback

Improvising Harpist

A groundbreaking harpist, exploring uncharted territory for the harp: the repertoire of jazz giants such as John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans and more.

Energetically exploring the concepts of free improvisation, as well as working with original music, Stina Hellberg Agback is a world class jazz harpist with a computer for a brain, and the energy and soul of a whirlwind.

"And if there is icing on the cake, the Quartet's rendition of "My Favorite Things" satiates the desire of Agback's harp to become the focal point. She delivers the theme melodically and harmonically, demonstrating the sheer beauty and power of her instrument"

- Michele L. Simms-Burton, Downbeat

"The restfull music is filled with substance and depth"

- Patrik Sandberg, Orkesterjournalen

"It surely is a bit rowdy and chaotic sometimes, when Alice Coltrane's 'Gospel Train' passes by on the railway and Isaksson's howling guitar passes us in our compartment, but what stays with us, is that the album 'Quiet Now' is restful, pretty chamber jazz." - Lenarrrt Olausson, LIRA


"Stina Hellberg Agback is an improvising harpist, and an absolutely amazing one”

– Lennart Götesson, Dalademokraten

”Her understated brilliance shone throughout (…) all presents kept asking for more and didn’t want to let her go…”

– Gabriella Dall’Olio


“I didn’t think Giant Steps could be played on the harp”

– Anonymous fan

 

Stina Hellberg Agback/Jonas Isaksson Quartet

Harp - Stina Hellberg Agback, Electric Guitar - Jonas Isaksson

Recorded at Glashuset, Stockholm, on April 19th 2018
Double Bass - Rasmus Diamant, Drums - Daniel Olsson
Recorded at 606club, London, on April 25th 2018
Ed Babar - double bass, Tom Early - drums
Recorded at Omnikvariatet, on May 4th 2017
Pär-Ola Landin, double bass Daniel Olsson, drums