Date published: 11 December 2012. Extract from annual report, Jazz on Sunday, Rochdale 2012.
Jazz on a Sunday - an exhilarating year!
Full of verve and vitality, October welcomed a first tour by another Swedish band, Papa Piders Jazz Band led by Pider Avall on trombone and vocals. The band played an unusual selection of numbers which included bass player Claes Nordborgs vocal interpretation of the Irish number Mountains of Morne and banjoist Anders Hultmans presentation of Lonnie Donnegans Putting on the Style. This band brought plenty of good jazz in quite a different kind of evening.
E-mail from Club Jazz in Time, Borås februari 27th, 2013:
Thank you for last night´s brilliant perfomance which was much enjoyed by our demanding audience. Standing ovation, like yesterday´s, is rare in our club. You are in a top position on our list of bands which we want to see and hear in the future. Thank you once again. Best regards, LS.
Newsletter, Classic Jazz, Gothenburg:
Papa Piders Jazz Band wins the Swedish Classic Jazz Competiton 2013, thereby bringing back the trophy to the West Coast!
The finals took place at Restaurant Louis in Stockholm on March 23rd. The jury considered Papa Piders Jazz Band as winners according to the following statement:
Papa Piders Jazz Band won the competition thanks to a high musical level, a fine ensemble with great responsiveness between the musicians, a varied repertoire, good entertainment, and a fine contact with the audience.
The Gothenburg band also won the prize of the audience. The prize for best individual achievement was given to the violin player Ivor Ottley in Swing Magnifique from Stockholm, which also came second.
The CD "Revival Jazz Revived" which was released by Papa Pider´s Jazz Band in spring 2013 received considerable accalaim in music magazines as well as in the daily press.
The DIG Jazz:
"The DIG Jazz gave the band a maximal five marks. "A masterful performance of traditional jazz...the general impression after repeated listening is that this is a band with a marvellous swing and that the legendary jazz repertoire sounds fresh...". Björn Bärnheim.
Smålandstidningen, Tranås Tidning, Värnamo Nyheter and Värnamo-Posten all gave four out of five marks, writing:
"...this CD shows that the new musicians handle their musical heritage with honour ...This is really good". - Göran Engström
"...bouncing and jumpin...Listening to Papa Pider´s Jazz Band makes you feel good". - Lennart Götesson