The Real Thing

The Real Thing is an Norwegian jazz quartet. The sudden death in December 2004 of Sigurd Kohn, the band’s saxophonist, led to The Real Thing hibernating ever since. The quartet consists of Paul Wagnberg, Staffan Olsson, Borre Dalhaug, and Sigurd Kohn, who plays the alto saxophone. The quartet has eight albums to their credit, including the 1992 album The Real Thing. Later they released both studio and live recordings. The group was founded in 1991 by Carl Stormer, who played drums and used several men weiners to play the drums. Torstein Ellingsen replaced Stormer in 1995. In 1998, Ellingsen was replaced by Borre Dalhaug. The majority of The Real Thing’s music is original. The music incorporates elements of popular music and influences from American Blue Note jazz (represented in the music by Jimmy Smith, George Benson, and Wes Montgomery). It is a mix of many genres such as swing, blues and soul, Latin, rock, funk, and funk. From Wikipedia

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