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by Eyal Hareuveni
Prolific Swedish trombonist Mats Äleklint is the man of the hour. In recent years his powerful trombone sound has been an integral part of most of the forward-thinking Nordic outfits--Mats Gustafsson's Fire! Orchestra and The Thing XXL, Fredrik Ljungkvist's Yun Kan 10, Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra and Je Suis!. His debut as a bandleader features Äleklint as a thoughtful composer who fuses organically 'in' and 'out' playing within tight quartet interplay. Äleklint ...read more