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STHLM svaga

Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp

STHLM svaga: Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp (thanatosis produktion)

The Swedish free jazz septet STHLM svaga work at the liminal edges of delicate improvisation and song, for this album commissioning works from Archie Shepp, Ron Carter and Roscoe Mitchell, Carter traveling to Stockholm to provide guidance on his composition "Desert Lament"; the band also performs Coltrane's "Jupiter" and Per Henrik Wallin's piece "Winter Rhapsody".
 

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Linda Olah-vocals

Niklas Barno-trumpet

Gustav Radstrom-alto saxophone

Johan Jutterstrom-tenor saxophone

Rasmus Borg-piano

Elsa Bergman-double bass

Andreas Hiroui Larsson-drums


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Label: thanatosis produktion
Catalog ID: THT33CD
Squidco Product Code: 34553

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Atlantis Studios, in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 24th and 25th, 2022, by Niclas Lindstrom.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"STHLM svaga plays jazz and free jazz music quietly. They work with the limitations of precipices. Sounds emerge from the precipice of nothing and sit on the edge of existing. Here in this precarious state, a microcosm of detail, expression and effort are magnified. There is an endless exploration in the liminal space of becoming, sounding and decay.

For their new recording Plays Carter, Plays Mitchell, Plays Shepp, they collaborated with jazz icons Archie Shepp, Ron Carter and Roscoe Mitchell who they commissioned "Die Rechnung - Chrystal Stairs - Blues - U-Jama", "Desert Lament" and "Never Sound More!" from respectively. Ron Carter also came to Stockholm and joined the ensemble during the recording of "Desert Lament" for artistic guidance.

In addition to these three commissioned pieces, the album contains an intense (yet still soft) sax/drums duo-version of John Coltrane's composition "Jupiter", as well as a remarkable piano trio rendition of legendary Swedish pianist/composer Per Henrik Wallin's piece "Winter Rhapsody"."-thanatosis produktion


Artist Biographies

"Linda Olah is a singer (chanteuse) composer and improvising mucisian (musicienne) from Sweden, currently residing in Paris, France."

-Linda Olah Website (https://www.lindaolah.info/)
6/12/2024

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"Niklas Barnö

Probably the best trumpeter player from Sweden.

Best, just simply because he is the musician most far away from defining something with being best, or worse for that part.

Pure honesty, in its best way. Or worse way. As honest is neither good or bad.

Niklas is. And is becoming.

Niklas is human. This is heard in his playing; the haunting crescendo of thoughts, spanning over 50.000 years, blown out through the mouthpiece of his trumpet.

Why? What? Who? How? Now?

He is his own foghorn (Mistlur). Clearing out the dim and artificial with ignited instinct.

He is the leader of the herd of musicians, Je Suis!. And active in groups like Kege Snö, Snus, Se&Hör...

Niklas Barnö and Joel Grip has known each other since they learned how to crawl musically and have been crucial for the development of their music as heard playing together as well as in the music organized together; Umlaut Records Sweden and unique festival Hagenfesten in Dala-Floda."

-Umlaut Records (http://www.umlautrecords.com/people/niklas-barno/)
6/12/2024

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Gustav Rådström is a Swedish reeds player and engineer. He is known for the groups STHLM Svaga, Peter Knudsen Eight, and Tvärvägen. He also performed music in the ensemble for the film Dansa först (2018).

-Squidco 6/12/2024

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Johan Jutterström is a Swedish woodwind player, known for the groups Belle, Crime Scenes, J/L Duo, and STHLM Svaga.

-Discogs, Johan Jutterstr website (http://johanjutterstrom.weebly.com/cv.html)
6/12/2024

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Rasmus Borg: "Composer, pianist. Born 1984. Lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

I like melody, harmony, going in circles, canons.

As a pianist I've worked in jazz, improvisation as well as chamber music on the border between contemporary music and improvisation."

He is or has been a member of the groups:

Sthlm Svaga

Kvartett Blank

Rasmus Borg/Viktor Skokic/Christopher Cantillo

Viktor Skokic Sextett

Brända broar

w Marcelo Gabard Pazos (and *Oskar Nilsson): Duo and *Trio

Kvintetten som sprängdes

Rasmus Borg/Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø

-Rasmus Borg Website (https://rasmusborg.se/)
6/12/2024

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Elsa Bergman is a Stockholm, Sweden-based double bass-player working in free jazz and improvised music. She plays in the free jazz sextet "Anna Högberg Attack", who have released and album on Swedish label Omlott. She is also a member of the high-energy improv quartet "Festen" whose debut albumwas on the Portuguese label Clean Feed. She leads her own quartet "Elsas Eget Omdöme", and is a member of Fire! Orchestra, Golden Offence Orchestra, Hästköttskandalen, Motståndsorkestern Version 1.

-Squidco 6/12/2024

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"Andreas Hiroui Larsson is a Swedish aesthetician, artist, artistic researcher, and musician.

He is a researcher at Stockholm University of the Arts, as part of the artistic research project Lethe (2020-23), which explores forgetfulness as an artistic method. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Larsson conducts an interdisciplinary artistic practice, in which his method of contextualising aspects of non-idiomatic improvisation, the non-productive attitude, and pluralist aesthetics, enables the concepts and materials to play the roles and fulfil the purposes of one another. Thus in terms of ontology, his works are - be it contemporary music, experimental literature, or digital graphic music scores - as much works of music and philosophy as they are works of visual art.

His works are published by Firework Edition and Firework Edition Records (SWE), Peter Lang (DE/US), Nutida Musik (SWE), Relative Pitch Records (US), Lethe (SWE/NO), Found You Recordings (SWE), Olof Bright (SWE/AT), Thanatosis Produktion (SWE), Pink Pamphlet (US/SWE), Ermatell (RU), and FMR (GB). His works are held in the collections of The Nobel Library of the Swedish Academy (SE), Princeton University Library (US), University Library Dresden (DE), Stockholm Public Library (SE), and Sachsska Children's Hospital in Stockholm (SE).

Education

Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Postgraduate Studies Philosophy in the Context of Art (2016-17); Uppsala University, Undergraduate Studies Aesthetics (2016-17); Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Diploma Studies Performative and Textual Sculpture (2013-15); Pernby College of Art, Stockholm, Undergraduate Studies Painting and Sculpture (2011-13); Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Jazz and Improvised Music (2006-10, 2018-20); Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Undergraduate Studies Generative Improvisation and Experimental Composition (2008-09)"

-Andreas Hiroui Larsson Website (https://andreashirouilarsson.weebly.com/)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Jupiter 4:44

2. Desert Lament 8:03

3. Never Sound More! 10:02

4. Winter Rhapsody 4:02

5. Die Rechnung - Chrystal Stairs - Blues - U-Jama 12:51

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