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One of the most impressive aspects of Karlsen’s progress to date is the way in which he approaches his own playing. Coming from an established tradition of ‘free’ playing, Karlsen is not content to incorporate or simply build on what has gone before, but is more intent on finding his own identity within what many will perceive, paradoxically, as a rather predetermined and narrow framework in which to work.
— Nick Lea (jazzviews)
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