Stina Hellberg Agback | SHA3K

Winning Isn’t Everything: It's The Only Thing

out May 29th


Three of Sweden’s most exciting young improvisers join forces in
SHA3K to wrestle with the subject of competition, in the form of harp-led modern jazz with plenty of twists and turns on Winning Isn’t Everything: It’s The Only Thing.


“When she’s jamming, there’s, of course, the looseness of swing, but there’s also sustained lyricism, to-die-for facility, and a soulful sound that marks her brand of jazz as something altogether fresh”
– Harp Column

Sporting legends such as Juju Smith-Schuster and Troy Polamalu have inspired this record, the trio’s debut, which revolves around American Football and the urge to win, at any price.

Stina Hellberg Agback is a cutting-edge, internationally acclaimed harpist. Effortlessly moving between modern jazz, free improvisation, pop and rock, she is recognized as pushing her instrument into new territory.

Tove Brandt is one of Sweden’s hottest bass players at the moment, putting her soul into bands such as Among Lynx, Maria Kvist Trio and Erik Dahl Ensemble. Djamel Baroudi brings his personal, versatile touch to bands such as Markus Eriksson Quartet, both with his eccentric drumming style and his skills as a sound engineer.

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