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NEW REVIEW! Swedish newspaper Jönköpingsposten delivers a late but enthusiastic review of 'Green Man'! 4 out of 5! Bo Levander writes:

"(ENG)
This is a proper throwback in time to the groovy 70s. Beat Funktion, under the leadership of keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer Daniel Lantz, take us to Upper Harlem and its clubs filled with funk and soul. Several guest soloists join in. Viktoria Tolstoy sounds really great when she sings away in Daniel's 'Tomorrow', actually sometimes a bit like Aretha Franklin. Claes Janson does a cool and laid-back ballad, 'Rewind', and lets his veiled voice be supported by horns and beautiful strings. This album has an attitude and looks back at an era whose music has so much to offer. Even for young people of today.

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Det här är en riktig nostalgitrip tillbaka till det svängande 70-talet. Beat Funktion, under ledning av keyboardisten, kompositören, arrangören och producenten Daniel Lantz, tar oss till Upper Harlem och dess klubbar med funk och soul. Flera gästsolister är med. Viktoria Tolstoy låter riktigt bra när hon sjunger ut i Daniels ”Tomorrow”, faktiskt bitvis lite som Aretha Franklin. Claes Janson gör en cool och tillbakalutad ballad, ”Rewind”, och låter sin beslöjade röst bäras fram av blås och sköna stråkar. Den här plattan har attityd och blinkar till en epok vars musik har så mycket att erbjuda. Även för dagens unga."

- Bo Levander, Jönköpingsposten, SE
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NEW REVIEW! Swedish newspaper Jönköpingsposten delivers a late but enthusiastic review of Green Man! 4 out of 5! Bo Levander writes: 

(ENG)
This is a proper throwback in time to the groovy 70s. Beat Funktion, under the leadership of keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer Daniel Lantz, take us to Upper Harlem and its clubs filled with funk and soul. Several guest soloists join in. Viktoria Tolstoy sounds really great when she sings away in Daniels Tomorrow, actually sometimes a bit like Aretha Franklin. Claes Janson does a cool and laid-back ballad, Rewind, and lets his veiled voice be supported by horns and beautiful strings. This album has an attitude and looks back at an era whose music has so much to offer. Even for young people of today.

(SE)
Det här är en riktig nostalgitrip tillbaka till det svängande 70-talet. Beat Funktion, under ledning av keyboardisten, kompositören, arrangören och producenten Daniel Lantz, tar oss till Upper Harlem och dess klubbar med funk och soul. Flera gästsolister är med. Viktoria Tolstoy låter riktigt bra när hon sjunger ut i Daniels ”Tomorrow”, faktiskt bitvis lite som Aretha Franklin. Claes Janson gör en cool och tillbakalutad ballad, ”Rewind”, och låter sin beslöjade röst bäras fram av blås och sköna stråkar. Den här plattan har attityd och blinkar till en epok vars musik har så mycket att erbjuda. Även för dagens unga.

- Bo Levander, Jönköpingsposten, SE

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Johnny LongVery nice !!! Great Music, Great Musicians !!-- (301)523-0359 -- johnnylong.com

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NEW VIDEO! In this very last clip from the Fasching release of 'Green Man', we tone down the groove as blues singer Claes Janson delivers some exquisite balladry on 'Rewind', taking us down memory lane to revisit old regrets and loves lost! Karl Olandersson's funky trumpet gets the place cooking! Please turn up the volume, share to your friends, and subscribe to Beat Funktion's YouTube channel! Have a great weekend!

#claesjanson #greenman #rewind #fasching #beatfunktion

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"REWIND" (ft. Claes Janson) : Live At Fasching 2016 Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden, on September 1 2016. Video and Editing : ERIK LIND...

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Thomas Larssonlove it!

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Jon B.WUEV digs "Jack the Ripper"

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NEW VIDEO! Watch how the amazing Swedish/Russian jazz singer Viktoria Tolstoy sets the Fasching venue ablaze with her stirring performance of 'Tomorrow' from September 2016. Guitarist Johan Oijen's crowd-pleasing solo fireworks open up for the second half of one-on-one solo duelling between Tolstoy and trumpetist Karl Olandersson, backed by the relentless, greasy funkaholic bass-drums-guitar-rhodes stabs! As always, play this loud! We hope you enjoy and please share to your friends! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Have a great week!

#beatfunktion #greenman #viktoriatolstoy #fasching #tomorrow

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"TOMORROW" (ft. Viktoria Tolstoy) : Live At Fasching 2016 Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden, on September 1 2016. Video and Editing : ERI...

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Viktoria TolstoyLite kul att få vara svensk/ rysk! 😂💕

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Morgan Skantztyvärr; det bara bufflar och bufflar...

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Jürgen LinderGreat!

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Peter BergströmSkitbra !

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*** GREEN MAN US RELEASE ***

Today, Friday January 27 2017, Beat Funktion's sixth album is released physically and digitally worldwide, introducing to the US & Canada listeners a first chance to hear the album!

Physical CDs: www.cdbaby.com/cd/beatfunktion7

Digitally at iTunes: itunes.apple.com/artist/beat-funktion/id409542479

Digitally at Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/2zKeZvfAOo1RvcT4mmSfdW

And also with a range of other retailers, which include Amazon, Tidal, YouTube, Tradebit, 24-7, 7digital, 8tracks, Deezer, eMusic, Google Play, Groove, Pandora, Rhapsody, Shazam a o.

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE ALBUM!
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*** GREEN MAN US RELEASE ***

Today, Friday January 27 2017, Beat Funktions sixth album is released physically and digitally worldwide, introducing to the US & Canada listeners a first chance to hear the album!

Physical CDs: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/beatfunktion7

Digitally at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/artist/beat-funktion/id409542479

Digitally at Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/artist/2zKeZvfAOo1RvcT4mmSfdW

And also with a range of other retailers, which include Amazon, Tidal, YouTube, Tradebit, 24-7, 7digital, 8tracks, Deezer, eMusic, Google Play, Groove, Pandora, Rhapsody, Shazam a o.

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE ALBUM!

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David OwenJust buy it.....great album, great band

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Bradley M. StoneGreat album! Airplay on SoulandJazz.com soon!!

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*** C O U N T D O W N ***
GREEN MAN
US RELEASE JANUARY 27 2017
(Physical and digital)

To tide you over, we let you in behind the scenes with "Exploring 'Green Man'", presenting every artist on the album, first up: The Funky Swedes
The following episodes are in the comments! 😉
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"EXPLORING 'GREEN MAN' - PART 1/9 : The Funky Swedes" : Documentary Interviews : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT, JEFF WILLIAMS & YLVA ANDELL ELIAS Video And Editing : LA...

NEW VIDEO! Mozambique singer-drummer-guitarist-songwriter Deodato Siquir sings about the 'Green Man' in this cooking rendition from the Fasching release in September 2016, where Olle Thunström and Johan Öijen get down to some groove-laden solo duties. For the concluding funk jam, Siquir is joined by the band's other guest performers Viktoria Tolstoy, Sani Gamedze, Adée, Matilda Gratte and Claes Janson, who try to find out where the green man is. Crank up the volume when playing this! Please share to your friends and also subscribe to the Beat Funktion YouTube-channel!

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"GREEN MAN" (ft. Deodato Siquir) : Live At Fasching 2016 Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden, on September 1 2016. Video and Editing : ERIK...

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David Owenawesome

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