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Ståhls trio: Källtorp Sessions, Volume One

Read "Källtorp Sessions, Volume One" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In a more perfect world, jazz would be found on jukeboxes. Better still, how about adventurist jazz on jukeboxes? Mattias Ståhl's trio brings this thought to mind. His Källtorp Sessions, Volume One is comprised of nine tracks averaging 3¾ minutes, perfect for those 45 rpm singles. The Stähls Trio of Mattias Ståhl (vibraphone), Joe Williamson (bass), and Christopher Cantillo (drums), follow up on their premier outing Jag Skulle Bara Gå Ut (Moserobie Music, 2013). These escapades by a ...

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Ståhls Trio: Jag Skulle Bara Gå Ut

Read "Jag Skulle Bara Gå Ut" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Swedish vibes player Mattias Ståhl is the prominent Scandinavian mallet explorer in recent years. He is a wise composer and articulate improviser, well versed in jazz history on both sides of the Atlantic with a distinct melodic and rhythmic approach and sound. The sounds of Ståhl's vibes are integral to some of the most exciting bands in Sweden and Norway, like those of reed player Martin Küchen, Eirik Hegdal's Team Hegdal, pianist Cecilia Persson and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. ...