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Anders Nilsson

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Guitarist and composer Anders Nilsson moved from his native Sweden to New York in 2000. Since then he has performed, recorded and/or toured with Anders Nilsson's AORTA, Mohsen Namjoo, Fay Victor, Ken Filiano, Elliot Sharp, Sabir Mateen, Satoshi Takeishi, David Ambrosio, Michael Attias, Gordon Beeferman, Gerald Cleaver, Raoul Björkenheim, and has composed music for string quartet, film, dance and theatre. Current bands: Anders Nilsson Group, The Why, Afro Polka, Fackpamp, Mohsen Namjoo...

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Anders Nilsson's Aorta: Janus

Read "Janus" reviewed by Jochem van Dijk


The late and lamented Derek Bailey has suggested that due to the current state of jazz--"a comfortable reminder of the good old days was one of his more sympathetic characterizations--a complete separation of jazz and improvised music is in effect. Aorta's sophomore effort, Janus, makes a good case for the validity of Bailey's point. The Swedish ...

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Anders Nilsson's Aorta: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Ty Cumbie


Out of Sweden comes new jazz sounds from guitarist Anders Nilsson's group Aorta, a group that glances briefly back at the late '60s and '70s, then forges ahead, showing some possible directions for the music to go if it is to remain vital. Aorta probably won't be doing a week at the Vanguard any time soon, ...


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