The Beginners consists of five musicians and all of them are Swedish jazz icons and they’re members of several group constellations that perform on stages worldwide. The group is based in Stockholm and the leaders are Erik Söderlind and Andreas Gidlund who have written the original tunes and made all arrangements on the album. The repertoire is mostly original music but some American songbook gems are included as well. You can hear influences from Cannonball Adderley, George Benson etc and some of our Swedish jazz giants such as Lars Gullin and Rune Gustafsson. Everything is interweaved by the five musicians personal expression.