the recent NU

Sep.14, 2016

video from the great Meteo festival – late august –  in Mulhouse!

with the hidros 6 NU ensemble – with new members Mariam Wallentin on vocals and Anders Nyqvist on trumpet!

making an attack on the music &  lyrics of the king of rocknroll: Richard Wayne Penniman aka LITTLE RICHARD!

watch out for activity in november! MAJOR polish plans and resdidencies  as well as some stockholm blow outs and ending up at the GREAT Wels unlimited festival.



more news soon , aslo about the Hidros 7 Nu ensemble performing and deconstructing the music of Frank Zappa!

FIRE! ORCHESTRA summer memory…

Sep.13, 2016

a very creatively edited video from a ROCKIN concert in budapest this june, during the EU bus tour  of Fire! Orchestra just showed up recently –  enjoy it!



peace & fire  /// the fire! team


Sep.05, 2016

a new version of the NU ensemble will see the light and hear the noise… in sardinia this week!!!

”Hidros ZAP” direct by Mats Gustafsson

a deconstruction of Frank Zappa´s music and lyrics with the NU ensemble and GUSH!!!!!


Mats Gustafsson (sax, composition)
Sten Sandell (piano)
Raymond Strid (drums)

Nate Wooley (trumpets)
Anders Nyqvist (trumpets)
Jaap Blonk (vocal)
Julien Desprez (guitar)
Ken Vandermark (tenor sax and clarinet)
Mette Rasmussen (alto sax)
Jamie Saft (organ and rhodes)
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (electric bass)
Morgan Agren (drums)
Hedvig Mollestad (guitar)
conducted by Bas Wiegers
sound by Mikael Werliin



world premiere:  sep 9th, 2016


new update discaholics

Sep.02, 2016

new update…. vinyls for sale….. free jazz / improvised music / world music…. all u need….

1st friday every month…. a  lot of HEAVY vinyls to digest!

kondo w lovens in duo… one of the most KICKIN duo records ever recorded!!!

solo sax concert

Aug.28, 2016

solo sax concert in connection to Albert Oehlen´s exhibition “HELP I AM A ROCK”  in Weidingen this summer.

beautifully filmed in the amazing gallery Kunst In Wedingen / galleri Max Hetlzer


saxophones, piano mate and live – electronics

check it all out here:


FIRE! ORCHESTRA last gig of the year

Aug.22, 2016

after an amazing summer… with insane nightliner bus actvities and festival blow outs…..

the mighty Fire! Orchestra takes a little break for the year and will come back strong at a venue close to YOU!

playing the new piece RITUAL with a 20 piece group,  sound guys, light guys and tour managers, agents and merch people… we just wanna thank everyone involved for an AMAZING year… audience, presenters, musicians… EVERYONE involved!!!

see u all soon   ///   peace & fire  ////  mats, johan & andreas


latest reviews:

salt peanuts:


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Aug.06, 2016


rare vinyls of free jazz and world music!
every first friday of the month.

new small update w a REALLY rare JG records holy grail!


incl the HEAVIEST track ever from the classic Brötzmann / van Hove / Bennink – trio!



one vinyl per day keeps the doctor away………..

notes from underground

Jul.28, 2016

an amazing pod program about one of the most kickin swedish jazz albums all time:

Bernt Rosengren´s Notes for Underground.


only in swedish….. sorry about that. but just a spectacular program that goes deep into the mysteries around this epic album!

jan gradvall continuing his research in creative ways:



albert ayler on film

Jul.20, 2016

have u ever seen anything like this ?
ayler playing on film… scorching away… taking it all away!!!







Jul.13, 2016

today July 13th 2016 – BENGT FRIPPE NORDSTRÖM would have been 80 years old.

born in 1936 on the very same exact day as his friend and collegue Albert Ayler.

Bengt was the first musician in scandinavia to try free improvised jazz out. he did recordings of his attempts and his visions – among others together with such musicians as Don Cherry, Bernt Rosengren, Sune Spångberg, Lalle Svensson, Allan Wajda, Sven Hessle, Janne Carlsson, Conny Lundin and others…..

most spectacular was his solo sax recordings.

he started to improvise  on solo saxophone already in 1962, after having met Albert Ayler in Stockholm during his stint in the swedish capitol.

solo sax in 1962… free improvised music….. way before many others even had the idea of doing it!

personally I owe Bengt a LOT! he took care of me a lot, teaching and commenting on things. a LOT!

music, philosophy- and  psychologyrelated matters. but first of all on JAZZ. he knew it all.

every bit of the history.

and he could de- and reconstruct it musically on his sax, in the most mysterious way and matters.



PLEASE check his music out! DNA changing… life changing…. just fantastic!!!


he passed away in 2000.  HIGHLY MISSED by many.


BENGT FRIPPE NORDSTRÖM —- the one and only!