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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: Album Review

Wasteland Jazz Ensemble: S/T

Read "S/T" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Some releases should come with a warning label. We are not talking about Tipper Gore (remember her?) Parents' Music Resource Center (PMRC) stickers warning of the dangers of ”Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated Society" of the late 1980s. No, the alert that should be attached to S/T by the Wasteland Jazz Ensemble might read something ...

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Article: In Pictures

Jazz & Wine of Peace 2022, Part 2

Read "Jazz & Wine of Peace 2022, Part 2" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


A collection of photos from part two of Jazz & Wine of Peace in Cormòns Italy from October 19-23, 2022 featuring Hamid Drake and Pasquale Mirra Duo, Mats Gustafsson Fire! Orchestra, Steven Bernstein's Sex Mob, Gabriele Mitelli Three Tsuru Origami, Michael Formanek Thumbscrew and many others. Additional photography by Luca d'Agostino and Fabio Gamba. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sirintip, Oliphantre, Louis Cole, José James & Other New Releases

Read "Sirintip, Oliphantre, Louis Cole, José James & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We are back after a brief hiatus, during which new and upcoming albums have been piling up on our desk, so let's get right to it... We start here with a batch of genre-defying projects focusing in particular on adventurous vocalists that blend acoustic and electronic music, or that bring different music cultures together. We end ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz&Wine of Peace 2022

Read "Jazz&Wine of Peace 2022" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Jazz&Wine of Peace 2022 Cormons, Collio e Brda slovena 19-13.10.2022 Con l'edizione 2022 il festival Jazz&Wine of Peace di Cormons tagliava l'importante traguardo dei venticinque anni di vita, festeggiati con un degno programma di concerti disseminati--come ormai da tempo avviene--sullo splendido territorio circostante, tra teatri locali, abbazie, castelli e aziende vinicole: artisti ...

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Article: Album Review

Colin Fisher / Mike Gennaro: Tactile Stories

Read "Tactile Stories" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Does the world need another free jazz duo recording? Absolutely not, unless (dammit) it is as intoxicating as Tactile Stories by the Canadian duo of Colin Fisher and Mike Gennaro. Fisher's talents are spread across both the saxophone, which he hoists for three tracks, and electric guitar heard on the final “Epinoia." Elsewhere, he can be ...

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Article: Album Review

Albert Ayler: At Slugs’ Saloon 1966 Revisited

Read "At Slugs’ Saloon 1966 Revisited" reviewed by Mark Corroto


With Albert Ayler it has seemingly always been “what If." What if he had survived that plunge to his death in the East River in 1970? Setting aside the question of whether he was murdered or committed suicide, how would he have altered the course of music if he lived beyond those 34 years? At the ...

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Article: Album Review

The Young Immigrants: Head Borders

Read "Head Borders" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius


The Young Immigrants is a sextet led by Lithuanian double bassist, composer and one of the most intriguing Lithuanian musicians, Aurelijus Užameckis. In 2021, he released jaw-dropping double bass solo debut album Signals (CRRNT). Apart from Užameckis, musicians from various corners of Europe play in the band. All of them are united by Copenhagen, the city ...

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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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