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Mats Gustafsson

Read "Mats Gustafsson" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

If Mats Gustafsson's approach to music were to be described with a single adjective, it would have to be “intense." This applies to him both as a musician, as illustrated by over three decades of playing with stalwarts of the free and creative jazz scenes on both sides of the Ocean (Ken Vandermark, Peter Brötzmann, Joe ...

Take Five With Cecilia Wennerstrom

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Meet Cecilia Wennerstrom:

Cecilia Wennerstrom is a Swedish saxophonist who has received several awards by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. During the '80s, she led the band Salamander and released several albums on Dragon Records. During the '90s, she led her own quartet and released records through Four Leaf Clover. Recently she formed Wela Records/Plugged. ...

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Mwendo Dawa: Mwendo Dawa Music

Read "Mwendo Dawa Music" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Swedish quartet Mwendo Dawa (in Swahili: the way to a special goal) is co-led by keyboardist Susanna Lindeborg and reed player Ove Johansson, both also working as a duo and running the LJ Records label, which has operated since the late seventies and defined its own means of musical expression. Throughout the years, this quartet ...

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Susanna Lindeborgs and Mwendo Dawa Release "Mwendo Dawa Music"

Susanna Lindeborgs and Mwendo Dawa Release "Mwendo Dawa Music"

Susanna Lindeborgs Mwendo Dawa has a new CD “Mwendo Dawa Music" (LJ Records, LJCD5256) MWENDO DAWA MUSIC - the title describes the personal and recognizable sound of MWENDO DAWA. Despite its long existence MWENDO DAWA still is a force into todays new music both in expression, technique and instrumental control. Jazz - freeform - fusion - avant-garde - electro acoustic ...

Ove Johansson

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01. John Zorn - Enigmata (Tzadik - 2011). Sono sempre curioso di sapere cosa succede dalle parti della free music in New York e dei musicisti che gravitano intorno allo Stone. Durante gli anni sessanta ero molto coinvolto dal free jazz e suonavo questa musica ascoltando Archie Shepp, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, etc. Così cerco sempre ...

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Ove Johansson: Coast

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Arrivare alla quinta incisione da soli non è semplice, anche per il semplice fatto che bisogna sempre inventare qualcosa di nuovo per il pubblico di appassionati. Il precedente disco in solo di Ove Johansson era ispirato dalla costa di Steninge, in Svezia, ed anche questo, che ne rappresenta la continuazione e porta un titolo più generico, è ...

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Susanna Lindeborg/Ove Johansson Duo at Drom (NYC) April 5th

Susanna Lindeborg/Ove Johansson Duo at Drom (NYC) April 5th

Susanna Lindeborg/Ove Johansson Duo will perform at Drom, New York April 5th Mix of acoustics and electronics—Jazz—freeform—fusion—avant garde—electro acoustic music with acoustic instruments in focus together with live electronics on computers. New CDs: Thoughtful World, LJDuo, Excursions, Susanna Lindeborg solo, Coast Ove Johansson solo. Susanna is nominated for the Nordic Music Prize 2011. About the new CDs: "The two are really ...

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New Solo CD by Ove Johansson (Coast LJ Records, LJCD5251)

New Solo CD by Ove Johansson (Coast LJ Records, LJCD5251)

This fifth solo CD by Ove Johansson is a follow up to the previous CD Music from Steninge. Here he uses sound combinations as chords changes or mixed with electro acoustic sound design, all in the spirit of improvisation. EWI (Electric Wind Instrument) is used with 24 tones in an octave and in some chord improvisations. Previous solo CDs by Ove ...

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Ove Johansson Live Video Web Concert on December 12th

Ove Johansson Live Video Web Concert on December 12th

This is the third web video concert 2009 produced by LJ Records, Sweden with an ambition of regularity to present new music, improvised acoustic and electronic jazz. You are invited to a live video concert over Internet from Halmstad, Sweden Saturday December 12th at 4 pm Swedish European time with Duo PantoMorf, Palle Dahlstedt nordmodular G2 / ...