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A unique 3CD-box from Umlaut Records putting in attention the musical collaborations between two of Sweden's most headstrong musicians: the pioneers Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom and Sven-Ake Johansson.

Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach
Stockholm Connection [3 CDs]

Nordstrom / Johansson / Schlippenbach: Stockholm Connection [3 CDs] (Umlaut Records)

Label: Umlaut Records    
Released in: Sweden    

"A unique 3CD-box from Umlaut Records putting in attention the musical collaborations between two of Sweden's most headstrong musicians: the pioneers Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom and Sven-Ake Johansson.

The previously non-released music was recorded in Stockholm 1970, 1977 and 1982 and portrait the musicians both in format of a trio, including legendary pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, and in a large orchestra led by Johansson including, at the time, young groundbreaking jazz musicians from Sweden, like Bernt Rosengren, Roland Keijser, Bjorn Alke and Bengt Berger. This Stockholm Connection not only connects Central Europe with the Scandinavian scene of improvised music and jazz, but also put in attention the very important hidden role Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom played for the development of this music in USA and beyond (he was the one who released the two first albums of his friend Albert Ayler in 1962 and 1963).

The breath of Ayler is heard through the questioning saxophone of Frippe in this historical 3CD-box. At the same time, this music is not only presented as a historical guidance. The perspectives distort, and we hear something, almost alarming, actual. A music unfolding the scenery of the current gray haze of today. As if in a remembrance. The past glimpse of the future. The box also includes extensive text material, photos and cuttings from among others Thomas Millroth, Orkester Journalen, Musics, and Joel Grip."-Umlaut

"Sven-Åke Johansson (born 1943 in Mariestad, living in Berlin since 1968) is a Swedish drummer and composer associated with free jazz and free improvisation. He was in the Globe Unity Orchestra and played with German reedist Alfred Harth and Belgian pianist Nicole Van den Plas in E.M.T.."

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Product Information:

UPC: 7320470200544

Label: Umlaut Records
Catalog ID: umcd202122
Squidco Product Code: 20496

Format: 3 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 4 Panels
CD I: recorded 22-03-1970 at EMI studios Stockholm.

CD II: recorded 19-11-1977 at Fasching Stockholm.

CD III: recorded 03-03-1982 at Fasching Stockholm.


Bengt Nordstrom-tenor saxophone

Sven-Ake Johansson-drums, accordion

Alexander Schlippenbach-piano

Bo Lindenstrand-alto saxophone

Allan Olsson-barotone saxophone

Gunnar Bergsten-barotone saxophone

Goran Freese-barotone saxophone

Mats Hagstrom-cello

Ove Karlsson-cello

Bjorn Alke-cello, double bass

Lennart Sandsjo-double bass

Bampe Karlsson-drums

Bengt Berger-drum

s Gunnar Nyberg-drums

Kjell Norlen-guitar

Bernt Rosengren-tenor saxophone

Gunnar Lindquist-tenor saxophone

Roland Keijser-tenor saxophone

Tommy Koverhult-tenor saxophone

Lalle Svensson-trumpet

Maffy Faley-trumpet

Peter Hennix-trumpet

Torsten Eckerman-trumpet

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Track Listing:

CD 1

1. Rotationer For Stor Orkester 20:22

CD 2

1. Vast 6:19

2. Kavaj 7:14

3. Byxa 1:59

4. Rutig 24:47

5. Randig 3:55

CD 3

1. Savsjo 10:01

2. Vastervik 2:57

3. Oskarshamn 7:30

4. Eksjo 25:48

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