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Mats Gustafsson

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Mats Gustafsson was born 1964 in Umeå, is a Swedish saxophone player and a stalwart on the Scandinavian free jazz scene. He first came to the attention of lovers of improvised music as part of a duo with Christian Munthe in 1986 and the band Gush. He has later played widely with musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Paul Lovens, Barry Guy and Derek Bailey. Since the early 1990s, Mats Gustafsson has been a regular visitor to the U.S., forming a particular affinity with Chicago musicians such as Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang and Ken Vandermark and recording for the city’s OkkaDisk label.

In addition to projects with musicians, Mats Gustafsson has worked extensively with artists from the worlds of dance, theatre, poetry and painting.

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2022

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2022" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Various Venues Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 19-22, 2022 The weekend of May 19-22, was the first time since 2019 that artistic director Michel Levasseur and the team at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV, or Victo, as it is ...

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Article: Album Review

Ballister: Chrysopoeia

Read "Chrysopoeia" reviewed by Mark Corroto


It is difficult to imagine a Ballister recording having its origins in any setting other than a live performance. The trio of saxophonist Dave Rempis, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love fuels each performance with the audience's energy on all their recordings, including Chrysopoeia, their tenth. Not that the trio could not produce their music ...

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Article: My Favourite Things

Riccardo Marogna e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Riccardo Marogna e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Il tratto principale della mia musica Astratta ma viscerale. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me La pazienza[sorride, NdR]. Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice A quindici anni, i primi concertini in qualche bar di paese con la prima rock band.

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Article: In Pictures

Skopje Jazz Festival 2021 Tempting As Always

Read "Skopje Jazz Festival 2021 Tempting As Always" reviewed by Ziga Koritnik


A collection of photos from the Skopje jazz festival in Skopje, North Macedonia from October 20, 2021 to October 24, 2021 featuring Mats Gustafsson, Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan, Greg Ward, Ziv Ravitz, Tania Giannouli, Andreas Polyzogopoulos, Jakob Bro, Mark Turner, Jorge Rossy, Thomas Morgan, Yordan Kostov, Yaping Wang, L.U.M.E., Moor Mother, Dudu Kouate, ...

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The Thing She Knows...

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2021
Track listing: To Bring You My Love; The Thing; Baby Talk; Kathelin Gray; Going Home; For Real; Old Eyes.

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Article: In Pictures

Fire! Orchestra in Meldola

Read "Fire! Orchestra in Meldola" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Article: Album Review

Gordon Grdina: Pendulum

Read "Pendulum" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Vancouver, BC, oud player & guitarist Gordon Grdina has become a prolific presence in jazz and world music. The Juno award winner led Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio (Skirl Records, 2020) with Matt Mitchell and Jim Black. The previous year, he took part in the trio of Matthew Shipp and Mark Helias on Skin and Bones ...

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Article: In Pictures

Fire! Orchestra in Padova

Read "Fire! Orchestra in Padova" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Article: Album Review

Dieb13 & Marina Džukljev: Štrudel

Read "Štrudel" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Maybe the most appropriate words for the duet between Dieb13 and Marina Džukljev come from Talking Head's song “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)," David Byrne sings “The less we say about it the better / Make it up as we go along / Feet on the ground, head in the sky / It's okay, ...


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