DISCAHOLIC AUCTION

Oct.20, 2020

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frankie picking record covers

Oct.18, 2020

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with the help of THEONEANDONLY Magnus Kollberg – of Caligulas Barn, Nowhere Men, The Trap and The Most – fame:

here it is: FRANKIE PICKING RECORD COVERS!

ella basie

beatles

joni

little rcihard

who

 

makeba

 

bowie

 

friend

crane

 

melvin

 

gloria 1

gloria 2

 

duke

 

everly

 

marvin

payne

london road trip

intermission: london road trip……

 

 

 

guitar w

 

merit

 

sinatra

 

the king

RIP Richard Wayne Pennniman

swan lake

 

golden gate

beatles 1

beatles 2

pops

sister

 

ringo

scary monsters

 

gloria

clash

 

walker

 

house

 

faith

 

queen

 

waits

 

tina

 

residents

 

joy

 

book

 

twist and shout

 

labelle

 

isley

onofrankie

 

frankie

monkees

 

london

 

glan frankie

 

pointer frankie

 

david & frankie

 

 

 

aretha

 

who s frankie

 

frankie kiss

 

hard work

 

little richard rip

 

frankie is sad

 

frankie dylan

 

frankie trane

 

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small Ebba (kopia)

 

small Pepper (kopia)

 

frankie bowie frankie gro?n frankie lennon

 

frankie parliement

 

frankie putte

 

frankie specials

frankenstein

frankie help

frankie madness

frankie new orleans

frankie presley

frankie ramone

frankie tages


a RARE SOLO CONCERT!

Oct.07, 2020

friday oct 9th, 2020!

a rare 2 set – solo concert at Club Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany.

hitting the road with the car full of saxes… from sopranino to bass saxophone…

and LOADS of vinyl, cds and casettes… many rare, limited editions and more – FOR SALE after the concert

Do not miss this unique event!

https://www.club-manufaktur.de/programm/mats-gustafsson-solo-jazz/

 

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RE ISSUE SHE KNOW on Hat Hut

Sep.28, 2020

at last…. in print again:

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THE THING WITH JOE MCPHEE

SHE KNOWS

legendary 2nd release by the thing on the Crazy Wisdom label!

 

just released by Hat Hut records on their ezz thetics serie of free jazz

https://www.hathut.com/

 

remastered by Peter Pfister.

 

 

the first review – in DUSTED:

 

One third Swedish, Two thirds Norwegian, The Thing added a fourth part Poughkeepsian in the formidable form of Joe McPhee for its sophomore album, She Knows… in 2001. The trio’s chosen sobriquet sourced from a Don Cherry composition of the same name, a second choice since their first, Trans Love Airways, was already spoken for by another Swedish group with no love lost. The disc was the sixth release on a label run by saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, he the Swedish contingent, and two colleagues. It swiftly attracted accolades as a provocative composite of free jazz lucidity with punk rock-inspired energy before abruptly falling out of print.

Eighteen-years on (damn, has it been that long?!?!) enters Swiss producer Werner X. Uehlinger’s Ezz-thetics imprint, an enterprise expressly designed to reissue classics of the free jazz idiom. Combine that good fortune with a fresh remaster by in-house audio engineering savant, Peter Pfister, and an old new classic gets a new lease on circulation and appreciation. McPhee’s presence on the project isn’t just in guest capacity, he’s a full-fledged honorary member. His signature “Old Eyes” caps the program and his sensibilities align in fervent fraternal fashion with Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love.

The album begins with, of all things, a P.J. Harvey cover and a rasp-saturated invocation from McPhee’s pocket trumpet (another nod to the band’s namesake). Gustafsson honks simple counterpoint as bass and drums lock and release in a loping dirge-like groove. “The Thing” is concentrated, vamp-actuated freebop, and Håker Flaten’s elastic improvisation is the first instance where a significant Pfister-facilitated boost is audible in the offing. Deep crate selections by James Blood Ulmer (“Baby Talk”), Ornette Coleman (“Kathelin Gray”) and perhaps most rewardingly Frank Lowe (“For Real”) follow with the players digging ardently and assiduously into each opportunity.

On the Ulmer piece, Håker Flaten plugs in for a flanging effect that coupled to Nilssen-Love’s cascading beats takes on dub-like malleability McPhee, again on pocket trumpet, and Gustafsson on tenor saxophone fire off crenelated Aylerian salvos in tandem and independently that ride the oleaginous waves. The traditional spiritual “Going Home” contrasts, starting from space of simmering arco bass laced reflection and gaining grandeur through McPhee’s sanctified tenor sermon. Gustafsson enters and two trade improvisations in an exchange that can’t help but feel truncated given the glorious amount of pathos and power brought to bear. It’s beyond good to have this one back.

Derek Taylor


OUT TODAY!!!!!

Sep.25, 2020

the new CUTS album!!!!!!

Cuts Open 1

recorded at GOK studios in tokyo 2018.

 

https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/releases/cuts-open/

 

a very different beast!!!!

 

On the all-too-rare occasions when Japanese noise legend Masami Akita (aka Merzbow), Swedish saxophone aggressor Mats Gustafsson and blistering Hungarian drummer Balázs Pándi converge, listeners know to brace themselves for a brain-rattling sonic assault. Each of these men alone had long been established as among the most ferocious of artists long before they came together to record their savage 2013 debut, Cuts; the onslaught was only intensified with the addition of Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore for a pair of overpowering follow-ups.

The anticipation of such musical violence is what makes this most recent outing, Cuts Open so entrancingly unsettling. Reconvened as a trio once again, Gustafsson, Pándi and Akita found themselves exploring far more spacious and airy soundscapes than is typical for their explosive meetings. The results are no less sanguinary for being unusually quiet (relatively speaking, of course; this trio’s “serene” is the equivalent of most musicians’ wildest extremes).

Instead, the use of agitated percussion and hair-raising breathiness makes for a decidedly ominous atmosphere. When the occasional bursts of brutality arrive – and they do arrive, in all their eviscerating glory – they’re almost cathartic in their relief from the teeth-gnashing tension of the album’s more subdued moments, where menace hangs in the air like a thinly veiled threat.

Of course, the unexpected lies at the very heart of the music that these three make together, which seems to be less improvised in the traditional sense than summoned from some primal beyond. Asked to describe the kinds of sounds he prefers to explore with his bandmates, Akita offers the single word, “Spontaneous.” But the direction that Cuts Open took, nearly a decade into the trio’s collective existence, took even the artists themselves by surprise.

 


the 100 heaviest swedish jazz lps

Sep.22, 2020

commissioned by the great swedish music mag LIRA —  i put, during the summer,  together  a list of the 100 (+ 4 )  heaviest swedish jazz albums of all time. In my mind, that is….

a task: impossible, stupid, wonderful, frustrating and  fun ( of course) – this is how the list looks today  — tomorrow is the question:

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check it out:

https://www.lira.se/mats-gustafssons-100-svenska-jazzfavoriter-pa-skiva/

 

 

and check the list out compiled by the LIRA crew :

https://www.lira.se/tidernas-viktigaste-svenska-jazzskivor-plats-1-10/

 

make up your own mind and make your own lists!!!

 

cant get enough of lists — check these out:

http://matsgus.com/discaholic_corner/?category_name=lists

new additions by:Jan St Werner, Bjrön Thorstensson, ALan Licht, Lester bangs, Stephen Mathieu, Samma Stein !!!


Ken Vandermark on sleep related matters

Sep.14, 2020

 

check it out:

very entertaining and informative interview on the topic of sleep and the lack of it for a creative musician:

 

http://www.furious.com/perfect/kenvandermark.html

 

and please check the music out of Ken Vandermark — always changing, always deep, always real!

https://vandermark1.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 


concerts

Sep.11, 2020

some concerts are in the plannings… even if most are cancelled until further notice….

 

12 sep      FALLING / Gustafsson & Kurzmann        Nickelsdorf Kontraktionen, Austria

https://www.konfrontationen.at/

18 sep      FALLING / Gustafsson & Kurzmann        Jazz Cerkno, Slovenia

http://www.jazzcerkno.si/en/programme/jazz-cerkno/25-jazz-cerkno-2020-festival/

9 oct        Mats Gustafsson solo                                    club manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

https://www.club-manufaktur.de/programm/mats-gustafsson-solo-jazz/

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KONTRAKTIONEN nr 1!!!

Sep.07, 2020

kontraktionen

 

no konfrontationen this year…. but
KONTRAKTIONEN!

one day only! sept 12th 2020

limited space

 

unlimited music!

 

https://www.konfrontationen.at/

 

 


new interview

Sep.07, 2020

a newly published interview by the great sammy stein:

september 2020 on the current situation and more….

https://www.freejazzblog.org/2020/09/an-interview-with-mats-gustafsson.html