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Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn: Ljubljana [VINYL] (Clean Feed)


Celebrating the 400th release of Clean Feed Records, Swedish free jazz phenomenon, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson meets with NY jazz pianist Craig Taborn for an unlikely yet highly satisfying encounter that pushes each improviser into unfamiliar, edge-of-their seats, territory.
 

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Special release 180g vinyl, 400g gatefold cardboard sleeve with tip on, anti-static inlay sleeve. Vinyl only release download code inside.

UPC: 5609063004004

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF400LP
Squidco Product Code: 23379

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: LP - Gatefold
Recorded July 2nd, Ljubljana Jazz Festival at Cankerjev Dom , Ljubljana by Luís Delgado. Mixed and mastered by Luís Delgado. Produced by Mats Gustafsson and Craig Taborn


Personnel:

Mats Gustafsson-slide saxophone, baritone saxophone

Craig Taborn-piano

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track listing:


Side A:



The Eyes Moving. Slowly. 18:30



Side B



The Ears Facing the Fantasies. Again. 20:10




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"Two very different musicians from the wide range of the jazz spectrum, Mats Gustafsson and Craig Taborn played together just once, for the 2015 edition of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, and that explains the chosen title of this LP. The meeting seemed improbable, but in what concerns improvisation, if the protagonists are committed explorers of spontaneity anything can happen, even the most extraordinary music. That was the case - the encounter was recorded and here it is, documented, as it should.

Particularly happy with the results, Gustafsson said in an interview: "It was like a kick in the ass; please, give me more challenges like this one, in order to keep my sanity!" Imagine the refined chords defining Taborn's piano music. Now, mix with it some slap-tonguing in the way only Gustafsson knows how to do with a baritone sax. Does it sound good in your head? Well, in "Ljubljana" it sounds even better, because these two fantastic improvisers created music with their differences, entering each other's territory. Who said art is a question of compromise? It isn't. This may well be the jazz album of the year and a landmark on the label as Clean Feed's number 400."-Clean Feed


Special release 180g vinyl, 400g gatefold cardboard sleeve with tip on, anti-static inlay sleeve. Vinyl only release download code inside.

Artist Biographies:
"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 (http://matsgus.com/archives/category/bio)
3/27/2017

"Craig Marvin Taborn (/ˈteɪˌbɔːrn/; born February 20, 1970) is an American pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer. He works solo and in bands, mostly playing various forms of jazz. He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by a wide range of music, including by the freedom expressed in recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music.

While at university, Taborn toured and recorded with jazz saxophonist James Carter. Taborn went on to play with numerous other musicians in electronic and acoustic settings, while also building a reputation as a solo pianist. He has a range of styles, and often adapts his playing to the nature of the instrument and the sounds that he can make it produce. His improvising, particularly for solo piano, often adopts a modular approach, in which he begins with small units of melody and rhythm and then develops them into larger forms and structures.

In 2011, Down Beat magazine chose Taborn as winner of the electric keyboard category, as well as rising star in both the piano and organ categories. By May 2016, Taborn had released six albums under his own name and appeared on more than eighty as a sideman."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Taborn)
3/27/2017

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