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Ove Johansson

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Ove Johansson, tenorsax, composer, had since the end of the fifties been leading his own groups and been a driving force of the Swedish jazz scene, he was also musical director of {{m: MWENDO DAWA = 19835}}. Although he has been very active on the Swedish jazz scene since several years his most rewarding efforts has been with {{m: MWENDO DAWA = 19835}}.


Ove Johansson's musical work stretches all the way from straight ahead, free form and electronic jazz to the acoustic and electro acoustical mix of today. With {{m: MWENDO DAWA = 19835}} he has been able to present his music throughout the world- both in Europe, North and South America and China, and he has produced 35 albums with his own material and with the group. The last CD with the group Mwendo Dawa Music was released 2012.

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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 ...

Album

Tenorsaxophone Solo 7CD,CDbox

Label: LJRecords
Released: 2015

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Take Five With Cecilia Wennerstrom

Read "Take Five With Cecilia Wennerstrom" reviewed by Cecilia Wennerstrom


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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