New updates. And a long list this time!
All up for grabs!!!
Hit me with an offer and let me know what interests you – and we will try to work it all out – tradewise!
good luck !
and please remember to visit our other website – with set prices for improvised / free jazz records, updates very first Friday pf the month:
some new releases, while we are waiting or the summer, while we are waiting for a new rare piece of vinyl… while we are waiting for trump to be trumped…while we are waiting….
mats gustafsson & joachim nordwall – map of guilt
mats gustafsson & craig taborn – ljubljana
mats gustafsson & alfred vogel – blow and beat
in russian this time…. a new interview on HITCH:
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE at jazzclub FASCHING in stockholm this spring is
programserie LISTEN UP! is here:
12 april: UP UMEÅ with Phil Minton + Signe Emmeluth (solo)
10 maj: ZU + Anna Högberg (solo)
12 maj: Radian + Signe Dahlgreen (solo)
13 maj: Fire! + Sofia Jernberg (solo) + Isak Hedtjärn (solo)
22 maj: Hedvig Mollestad trio + GUSH & Sven-Åke Johansson + Guds Söner
minifestivals every event:
improvised music solo activity, peerformances, unique signature drinks every evening, DJ´s , recordshops selling vinyls ( Andra Jazz, record mania, pet sounds, swejazz & Substance / Trost), unique record cover exhibitions, hard hitting group activities and MORE…. secret guests…
more info here:
premiere is done!!!
MOLENENS BRÖDER is up and running!
…for almost the whole year of 2017.
recent reviews here: ( all in swedish so far….)
TONIGHT — feb 23rd 2017.
grand premiere at the Royal Theatre – DRAMATEN – in Stockholm: MOLNENS BRÖDER
with music by FIRE!!!!
playing the whole of 2017.
soon.. premiere… molnens bröder….. directed by Lars rudolfsson…. music by Fire!
playing the whole of 2017….
23 rd feb 2017 — world premiere in stockholm at DRAMATEN –
with a video clip included.
NB – some of the performances will be translated to English:
The improvised and composed music by the experimental ensemble Fire! will be the hub and the flow in the play Molnens bröder (The Brothers of the Clouds), that opens on February 23rd on Sweden’s National Theatre in Stockholm, The Royal Dramatic Theatre – also known as Dramaten. The ensemble of 17 actors will create frictions and parallel layers of poetic beauty when interacting with the musicians. Mats Gustafsson, reeds and organ, is the musical director and will be on stage together with Johan Berthling, bass and organ, and Andreas Werliin, drums and percussion.
The play is based on two novels by Swedish author Barbro Lindgren; Eldvin and Molnens bröder. It is set in a 1920’s asylum and tells us poetic tales of deep sorrow and wild fantasies.
The director Lars Rudolfsson has been the Artistic Director at the independent theatre Orionteatern for many years and has created spectacular performances of international acclaim. A close collaboration with Benny Andersson (ABBA) has added to his performances.
Fire! And Rudolfsson collaborated in the play Det flygande barnet (The Flying Child) by Roland Schimmelpfennig in 2015. The production was highly acclaimed for the way music and text interacted. Rudolfsson and Gustafsson met already in 1990 when they worked together with a version of Woyzeck by Georg Büchner at Orionteatern in Stockholm. Again with a strong focus on the interplay between improvised music and acting.
The trio Fire! has positioned itself as one of the most creative international units of experimental music and has collaborated with Jim O’Rourke, Oren Ambarchi, Refused, Stephen O‘Malley, Mariam Wallentin, Martin Hederos, Loney Dear, Thomas Öberg and many others, either in a trio setting or in the large Fire! Orchestra setting. Tours in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Russia, USA and Europe has been flanked by numerous releases of albums on the norwegian label Rune Grammofon
Molnens bröder will be performed during the whole year of 2017 and therefore mark a very special year for Gustafsson and Fire!. Regular touring is put aside and full focus is given to this unique play.
a photo showed up today…. taken back in the day by Umeå rock researcher Jan Hofverberg .
the beginning of it all!
after starting Nirvana in 1979 with great (be – bop) guitar player Andreas Pettersson – it moved on to the group on the photo:
Trans Jam (1981-83) with a young Kjell Nordeson ( of AALY trio and Nacka Forum- fame !) on drums.
some great video shoot from Meteo festival in mulhouse last august with the NU ensemble.
playing HIDROS 6 – KNOCKIN —- to Little Richard!
with the line up of:
Mariam Wallentin – vocals
Anders Nyqvist – trumpets
Mats Gustafsson – slide and bari sax
Joe McPhee – trumpet, tenor sax and space organ
Christer Bothén – bass clarinet and guimbri
Agustí Fernández– piano and organ
Kjell Nordeson – vibes, drums, flexatone, glockenspiel
dieb13 – turntables
Per Åke Holmlander – tuba
Jon Rune Strom – bass
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Paal Nilssen- Love – drums
Mikael werliin – sound
HAPPY NEW EARS AND ALL!
just a review from the first performance of the NU ensemble´s latest piece: HIDROS 8 – HEAL
antwerp, belgium , last november:
this version of the NU ensemble is actively looking for concerts and festivals in 2017 –
please get in touch w our agent Danielle Oosterop:
+Mats Gustafsson – saxes, conductions ( SE/ AT)
+Anna Högberg — alto and bari sax ( SE)
+Susanna Santos Silva – trumpets (POR/ SE)
+Per Åke Holmlander – tuba (SE)
+Hedvig Mollestad – guitar (NOR)
+Dieb13 – turntables (AT)
+christof kurzmann – lloopp, voice (AT)
+Massimo Pupillo – bass (ITA)
+Gert – Jan Prins- drums and electronics (NL)
+Ivar Loe Björnstad – drums (NOR)