Thursday, July 30, 2009


I came home with lots of records after the Molde Jazz Festival. Good thing they sell records at concerts! Let me just recommend a couple of Mats Gustafsson´s, both on Lithuanian NoBusiness. "The Vilnius Explosion" is a hot CD with Marijus Aleks (drums), Arkadijus Gotesmanas (drums), Eugenijus Kanevicius (bass) and Ljuda Mockunas (reeds) and the LP "The Vilnius Implosion" is solo Gustafsson, playing saxophones and alto flutophone. Impressive!
"The Vilnius Implosion" is out in 500 numbered copies. The cover portrait is painted by Edward Jarvis.

In Molde I heard Gustafsson with both Otomo Yoshihide and The Thing. The YouTube video below is an edited recording from The North Sea Fest concert with Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Orchestra , and on Paal Nilssen-Love´s web site he writes that The Thing and Otomo Yoshihide will release an album on Smalltown Superjazzz. You may also pre-order Fire!: "You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago", with : Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling (Tape) and Andreas Werliin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums) from Rune Grammofon.
Puh, some of this musicians are all over the place!

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