Nashville based Swedish trombonist Oscar Utterström has just released his second album, named Departure, under his own name. To celebrate the occasion, Oscar's group did a tour that included both clubs and universities. Among others the University of Southern Mississippi and Tennessee Tech University were visited where Oscar gave master classes followed by concerts.
The writing on the album mixes Utterström’s Swedish roots with American and world music, resulting in a sound that is unmistakably his own. His songs reflect fundamental and universal aspects of life, including the celebration of birth and the pain of losing loved ones. On several tracks, Oscar plays electric trombone, using guitar pedals and effects, and this combines with the turntables of DJ Black Cat Sylvester to provide a unique approach to the instrument and to horn-driven jazz.