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Mats Gustafsson & Per Ake Holmlander in a quintet of European improvisers loving, respecting, and playing the Swedish jazz masterpieces of the 50s and 60s with acoustic and electronic instruments - sincere, cohesive & twisted homage.

Swedish Azz (Gustafsson / Dieb13 / Nordeson / Holmlander / Carlsson)
Jazz Pa Svenska [VINYL]

Swedish Azz (Gustafsson / Dieb13 / Nordeson / Holmlander / Carlsson): Jazz Pa Svenska [VINYL] (Not Two Records)
Label: Not Two Records    
Released in: Poland    

"New group by Mats Gustafsson and Per Åke Holmlander, consisting of five European improvisers loving, respecting, and playing the swedish jazz masterpieces from the 50´s and 60´s.

The Golden Age of Swedish Jazz happened in the mid 50´s, as we were told, and was represented by some very distinct and personal voices that were all taking their main inspiration from the American West Coast Jazz, but transforming it into a swedish colour and language, also including elements of traditional Swedish Folk Music.

Lars Gullin, Jan Johansson, Bernt Rosengren, Georg Riedel, Lars Werner, Berndt Egerbladh and later Per Henrik Wallin were all part of this movement and we just LOVE this music!

Swedish Azz wants to explore the possibities to use these wonderful and strongly lyrical melodies and put them in a contemporary structure and soundscape. We want to find out, or at least try out, what will happen when you put these melodic lines in connection with a.o. live electronics and experimentation in form, using the freedom of improvising freely."-Mats Gustafsson Website

"Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden.Saxplayer, improviser and composer. Solo artist and international tours and projects with a.o. Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Ken Vandermark and in working groups The Thing, FIRE!, Gush, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Fake (the facts). Large ensemble work with Barry Guy New Orchestra,FIRE! Orchestra and the NU - ensemble.over 1800 concerts and over 200 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia.Collaborations with contemporary dance, theater, art, poetry as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.Discaholic - running the discaholic corner website.Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as work with own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records."-Mats Gustafsson Website (

33 1/3 rpm, custom made 11" vinyl record

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33 1/3 rpm, custom made 11" vinyl record

UPC: 5907589871203

Label: Not Two Records
Catalog ID: MW 815-1
Squidco Product Code: 12854

Format: 11" Record
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Poland
Packaging: 11" Vinyl
Recorded live at Fasching / Stockhold on October 27, 2008 by Sigge Krantz. Mixed at Ziggez / Stockholdm on April 6, 2009 by Sigge, Erik & Per-Ake.


Mats Gustafsson-alto, baritone saxes & live electronics


Per-Ake Holmlander-tuba & cimbasso

Erik Carlsson-drums & selected percussion

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Track Listing:

Album 1

Side A

1. Drottningholm Ballad (Lars Werner 1934-1992) 9:14

2. Danny's Dream (Lars Gullin 1928-1976) 5:45

Album 2

Side B

3. Silhouette (Lars Gullin 1928-1976) 15:00